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.

Ms Samantha O'Brien

Chair of the Board


Samantha is a partner at the international law firm DLA Piper, specialising in financial service regulation. She is passionate about the education of the generation next, and a keen world traveller.

Mr Stuart Copeland

Deputy Chair of the Board and Member of the Finance Committee


Stuart Copeland joined the Colleges Board in October 2020. He is a member of the Finance Committee.

Stuart is an experienced Non-Executive Director having served on the Board of a Queensland Government Owned Corporation and as Chief Executive Officer in the not for profit sector. 

He has experience in senior Commercial and Corporate Affairs roles in the energy, infrastructure construction, agriculture and university sectors, and is currently a senior manager in an ASX listed integrated energy company. 

Stuart is a former Member of Parliament in the Queensland Legislative Assembly whose portfolio responsibilities included Education, Training, Youth, The Arts, Families, Disabilities, Health, and Justice and Attorney General; and he served extensively on various Parliamentary Committees including the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee and Public Works Committee.

Mr Peter Bickerton

Board Member and Chair of the Property and Infrastructure Committee

BAppSc (Built Env), GradDipArch (QUT), FRAIA.

Peter has been a registered architect for over 40 years and a registered builder for 35 years, most of which have been in the education sector.

In 2019 he retired from the firm he co-founded in 1997 and was invited to join the MBC and MBBC boards. He remains active professionally in consulting and mentoring and has served on numerous NFP boards and committees.

He is keen to support Christian and Community entities fulfill their vital purposes with integrity and sound stewardship.

Mrs Kirsty Elliott

Board Member, Member of the Risk and Governance Committee

BModernAsianStudies; MEcon

Kirsty Elliott has over 25 years professional experience in State agencies with a focus on economic development, project management and governance. She is passionate about education and the potential of schools to equip students for life. Kirsty has two adult sons and has spent many years facilitating junior sport and volunteering with a local cycling club.

Ms Wendy Evans

Board Member

LLB (Hons); B Env Plan(Hons); Grad Dip Legal Practice; FPIA

Wendy is an experienced town planning lawyer and business women, and a former practicing town planner, who has worked in the development industry for 20+ years.  She has two sons at MBBC and is an old girl of MBC (1988-1995).  Her passion is building connected and sustainable communities – a passion which she looks forward to giving back to her college community.

Mr Nigel Fairbairn

Board Member and Chair of the Risk and Governance Committee

B.Ed., Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin., M.Ed., M.Ed. (Pol), Grad Cert Inst. Lead., FAIMM MAICD MACE

Independent school teacher between 1981 - 2019, including Principal of four schools in Queensland and New Zealand between 1995 and 2019. 

Extensive Board experience including Member, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) Education Committee between 1997 and 2019, Member, Uniting Church Education Commission since 2020, Board member and Deputy Chair Grace College, University of Queensland since 2020, and formerly Board Member since 2017 and Chair since 2020, Prospect Community Services. 

In addition Nigel is an Educational Consultant to anzuk executive. Nigel is married with three children and six grandsons. He worships at Tingalpa Uniting Church.

Mr Reg Gulley

Board Member, Company Secretary and Chair of the Finance Committee

BComm, FCPA, GAICD, GDipSecurities

Reg brings over 25 years’ experience both domestically and internationally in the financial management of complex environments including education and early learning.

Reg is a former Queensland Member of Parliament serving on the Finance and Administration Committee and Select Ethics Committees. Reg’s passion for community service continues and currently serves on the board of a mental health charity focussing on victims of Trauma and Abuse including survivors of Domestic Violence.

Reg was blessed by an upbringing within the Uniting Church and seeks to contribute to the Moreton Bay Colleges with values modelled to him of compassion, integrity and a desire to see church bodies serve their communities in fullness.

Mrs Adele Nisbet

Board Member, Chair of the Education Committee

Grad Dip Mus (T&P); B.A. Mus; LTCL; DipT; AMusA

Adele has a lifetime of professional educational experience in schools and university. She is a musician and retired Qld Conservatorium lecturer, having been a national and international performer, teacher, examiner and leader within the music community.

She continues to serve, in particular as a member of the Uniting Church and is pleased to continue a family connection with the Moreton Bay Colleges.

Mr Rob Ritchie

Board Member and Member of the Property and Infrastructure Committee


Mr Jason Titman

Board Member

B.Business (Distinction), CA, MBA, DipFP, FIML, GAICD, CSM, JP (Qual.)                          

Jason has had a Portfolio career, dominated by building successful companies and exiting them at strategic points in time. He has done this across technology, professional services, retail and property verticals. His strengths include working with growth companies and serving as a trusted adviser to CEO's, Boards and founders, who are focused on scaling their ventures and taking them global.

His passion in business is helping people and companies scale to achieve their full potential. As well as devoting significant time to several not-for-profit Boards, his philanthropic passion centres around creating ‘Charitable Foundations” to enable people to get a start in life they would not otherwise have.

He has three daughters at MBC and a son at MBBC.