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Board of Directors

Independent Schools Queensland is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed for 3-year terms, with one-third of directors retiring each year.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Organisation & Position

Mrs Karen Spiller OAM (Chair)

John Paul College - Principal

Dr Lynne Doneley (Deputy Chair)

Gulf Christian College - Governing Body Representative

Dr Steven Austen (Director) 

Cooloola Christian College Ltd - Governing Body Representative

Mr Richard Brown (Director)

Toowoomba Christian College - Principal

Ms Ros Curtis (Director) 

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School - Principal

Dr Phillip Moulds (Chair - Education Committee)         

The Rockhampton Grammar School - Headmaster

Mr David Bliss (Director)

St Andrew's Lutheran College - Principal

Mrs Leisa Harper (Director)


Mr Geoff McLay (Chair - Finance Committee)

West Moreton Anglican College - Principal

Ms Yvonne Packbier (Director)

St Michael's College - Governing Body Representative

Mrs Jane Schmitt (Director) 

Anglican Church Grammar School - Representative

Mr Geoff Newton (Director)

Hillbrook Anglican School - Principal


Education Committee

The Board of Directors appoints the constituted Education Committee on an annual basis following the AGM. The committee is chaired by a board member. 

Education Committee Members Organisation & Position

Dr Phillip Moulds (Chair - Education Committee)   

The Rockhampton Grammar School - Headmaster

Ms Donna Anderson

Canterbury College - Head of College

Ms Cae Ashton

Autism Queensland Education and Therapy Centre - Principal

Mr Craig Bassingthwaighte

Somerset College - Headmaster

Mrs Kathy Bishop

Clayfield College - Principal

Dr Bronwyn Dolling

Pacific Lutheran College - Principal

Dr Linda Evans

Fairholme College - Principal

Mr Nigel Fairbairn

Blackheath and Thornburgh College - Principal

Mr Christopher Jack

Birali Steiner School - Principal

Mr Colin Minke

Immanuel Lutheran College - Principal

Mr Paul Sjogren

Trinity Anglican School - Principal

Mr Gary Smith

Australian Industry Trade College - Principal

Mr Johannes Solymosi

Parklands Christian College - Principal


The board also has two other standing committees; the Finance Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee members are:

  • Mr Geoff McLay (Chair - Finance Committee)
  • Mr Richard Brown
  • Dr Steven Austen

Remuneration and Nominations Committee

The Remuneration and Nominations Committee members are:

  • Mrs Karen Spiller OAM
  • Dr Lynne Doneley 
  • Mr Geoff McLay

From time to time, the board also establishes sub-committees to consider specific issues.

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