Governance

The governance of Moreton Bay College is vested in the Board of Governors which is responsible for its financial management, strategic planning, policy formulation, superintendence and statutory compliance.

Following the amalgamation of Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys' College on 1 July 2011, a new board was appointed for both Colleges. While each school has its own board, the membership of the two boards is identical.

 

Board Profiles  

John Eisenmenger

Chairman of the Board - 4 October 2016

MBC Board Member since May 2009

MBBC Board Member since 2011

Uniting Church Appointee

Committee Membership: Building Committee - Chairperson

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John is a Mechanical Engineer with more than thirty years’ experience working in engineering design, construction and project management for major companies including Mount Isa Mines, Alcan and Rio Tinto.

John holds an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Commerce Degree both from the University of Queensland, as well as an MBA in Technology Management from Deakin University.  

As time permits, John also enjoys playing his tuba, fishing and gardening.

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Sylvia Grigg

MBC Board Member since May 2010

MBBC Board Member since July 2011

Uniting Church Appointee

Committee Membership: Finance Committee

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Sylvia is a Chartered Accountant with a professional career in Public Practice as a Partner in a regional firm in the New England area of NSW. This engendered a special interest in small business, together with their operations, investments and planning.

She was involved in board positions with two schools and a university in the New England region and has a particular interest in governance, management and strategic planning in the education sector.

Now retired and spending time in Brisbane, she enjoys the challenges of contributing to the communities of the two Colleges.

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Dr Julie Beeby

Committee Membership:

MBC Board Member since January 2017 

MBBC Board Member since January 2017 

 

 

Julie has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry in operations, strategy and chief executive roles. She has held multiple Board Director positions in the ASX resources’ sector and has also held positions on Audit Committees, Remuneration Committees, and Health and Safety Committees. Julie is currently Chair of the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation (Powerlink Qld).
Julie brings expertise in strategic business development with experience in managing complex financial, operational and stakeholder issues. These skills will benefit the Board and Moreton Bay Colleges. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), a Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, and a Master of Business Administration.

 

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Peter Davey 

MBC Board Member since 1981

MBBC Board Member since July 2011

Uniting Church Appointee

MBC - Board Secretary 

Finance Committee - Chairperson

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Peter retired in September 1999. During his professional career, Peter gained experience of a variety of technical fields and worked in a number of management cultures with differing financial regimes.

Peter is an active member of Bayside Uniting Church and has served for various periods and at various times as secretary of the Church Council and Congregation, member of the Church finance and facilities committee, and as an Elder.

Peter’s mother was an old girl of the College as is his daughter; and his wife was a member of staff for some ten years.

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Tania Burgess

MBBS BA LTCL DCH DRANZCOG FRACGP

MBC Board Member since 2013

MBBC Board Member since 2011

Uniting Church Appointee

Education Committee - Chairperson

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Dr Tania Burgess is a past pupil of Moreton Bay College. As a student she was an active participant in College life and served as co-school captain and was joint dux of her graduating year. Tania is a General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health.

As well as her medical qualifications she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Local and Applied History) plus music teaching and performance qualifications. She has 2 daughters who attend MBC and 2 sons who attend MBBC. Tania enjoys volunteering within the classroom and for local community organisations.

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Neil Ballment 

MBC Board Member since 2015

MBBC Board Member since 2015

Uniting Church Appointee

Committee Membership: Risk and Governance Committee

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Neil is a Legal Counsel with the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Organisation (CSIRO) as a part of its Governance Legal Team, and specialises in Workers Compensation law and Workplace Health and Safety law. He has some 41 years’ experience as a Solicitor primarily in Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and latterly in employment related law. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

He has served as Chair of the Logan & Beaudesert District Health Council, a Board Member of Relationships Australia Queensland, and 30 years as a Board Member of the Uniting Church’s Calvary Christian College. Neil has also been a member of the Uniting Church Synod Standing Committee for the 30th Synod and is currently serving as a member of the Standing Committee of the 31st Uniting Church Queensland Synod.

Neil’s Uniting Church involvement also includes his membership of the Synod Ecumenical Relations Committee, the Synod Interfaith Relations Committee and the Synod Schools and Residential Colleges Commission. He is an active member and Elder of the Broadwater Rd Uniting Church Congregation and a Member of the Uniting Church South Moreton Presbytery. As well as worshipping at Broadwater Uniting Church Neil is a regular worshipper with his wife a St Peter’s Catholic Church Rochedale.

Apart from his involvement in college and church activities Neil has had a long involvement as a performer in professional and pro-am musical theatre including 20 years professionally with the Lyric Opera of Queensland now Opera Queenland) and 30 years or more with companies such as Queensland Light Opera Company, Queensland Musical Theatre, Savoyards and Ignatians.

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Jason Titman

MBBC Board member since 2015

MBC Board member since 2015

Uniting Church Appointee

Foundation Committee - Chairperson

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Jason is well known in a range of business circles and spends his time managing investments across a number of sectors. After selling 51% of start-up Neto digital solutions to Telstra in 2015 he remains on the Board and is in the Executive role of Chief Operating Officer. In addition to a number of professional services and digital investments Jason has been involved with, he also spent 15 years in the Brisbane hospitality scene and has undertaken a number of hotel refurbishments and property developments.

Before entering the private investment world, Jason started his professional life as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has completed an MBA through the University of Queensland along with a number of other post graduate qualifications.

Jason also sits on the Board of Advisors for Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane Transport and the Board of the Mater Hospital Foundation and he chairs the Mater Hospital Future Fund.

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Samantha O’Brien

MBBC Board Member since April 2008

Deputy Chairperson since 2016

MBC Board Member since July 2011

Uniting Church Appointee

Committee Membership: Foundation Committee

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Ms Samantha O’Brien is a Partner with DLA Piper, Brisbane. Samantha was previously a partner with Phillips Fox Lawyers in Sydney. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Her areas of legal practice include financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions and legal risk management.

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Robert Ritchie

MBC Board Member since 2014

MBBC Board Member since 2014

Uniting Church Appointee

Committee Membership: Building Committee

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Rob is a highly accomplished senior Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) leader, experienced in aligning strategic business objectives to system and technology enablers.

Rob is an accomplished senior business leader. His career has spanned over 20 years across a broad range of management and technology roles. This has included both international and domestic experience on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, and several years leading professional teams in San Francisco during the dot com boom.

Rob is a well-regarded public speaker, and IS&T thought leader. He holds a MBA with a focus in strategic leadership as well as relevant technical qualifications.

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Colin Sutcliffe

MBC Board Member since 2010

MBBC Board Member since July 2011

Uniting Church (Queensland Synod) Appointee

Committee Membership: Chairman Risk and Governance Committee - Chairperson; Education Committee;

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Col was, prior to retirement, a teacher and Principal of primary and secondary State and Independent schools and has also held several senior positions at Regional and State level in the Queensland Department of Education.

In these roles, he was a member of a number of State and National Education committees and task forces.

During his career in education, he was responsible for the implementation of a new model of delivering education to rural and remote students and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study distance education in Canada and the U.S.A.

He has been awarded Fellowships of several National Education Associations, Councils and Colleges.  He holds several post graduate degrees in education and educational leadership.  He presently is involved in the implementation of emergent literacy resources in a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and refugee and community organisations throughout Queensland.

Col is an active member of the Uniting Church and was an Elder and Parish Chair in Mt Isa and has also been Vice Chair and Director, Uniting Care Board; Chair, Blue Care Queensland Board and Chair and Director of Educang Ltd (the company for the Schools and Colleges owned by the Uniting and Anglican Churches).

Col is also a member of a number of community organisations including Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee, Mangrove Housing Association and Rotary International.

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James Sloman

Principal, MBC and MBBC
(ex officio)

1 December 2014 to Present

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Mr James Sloman’s extensive career in education has included the significant school leadership positions at Mansfield State High School; Pimlico State High School, Townsville (2007 to 2010), and Moranbah State High School (2004 to 2006). Across these schools, James has proven his ability to build high quality school cultures that improve results and maximise enrolment demand.

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Nicole Hawkins

Director of Business and Finance MBC and MBBC
(ex officio)

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Nicole is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Chartered Taxation Adviser and was admitted as a Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999 (now holds associate membership).

Nicole started her career in a large Chartered Accounting firm before moving into law firm management up to CFO level. She has had extensive experience from law firm takeovers to dealing with complex transactions. 

During her career, Nicole has led large engaged Shared Services teams.

Outside of work, she enjoys renovating and spending time with family. Nicole has 2 daughters at MBC Childcare.

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