The Glennie School is owned and governed by the Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane (Diocese) which operates its authority through the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC).
As a Diocesan Owned School, the governing body of the School is Diocesan Council. The members of Diocesan Council are:
The Most Reverend Dr P J Aspinall The Right Reverend Dr J C Holland
The Right Reverend G M Smith The Right Reverend A Taylor
The Right Reverend C Venables The Venerable G F Harch
The Reverend Dr R Bowles The Reverend Dr J Inkpin
The Reverend A Lowe The Reverend J Woolner
Dr Ann Dashwood Dr Ruth S Kerr OAM
Ms A Kjellgren The Honourable Justice D Mullins
Dr T Nicholson Mr T C Reid
Diocesan Council delegates certain governance functions to the School Council via the School’s Constitution.
In circumstances where the directors of the governing body must be provided with a report about sexual abuse or likely sexual abuse the Diocesan Council has, pursuant to Section 366B of the Education (General Provisions) Act, delegated that role to Mr Greg Milles, the Director of Professional Standards within the Diocese.
The Glennie School Council powers are subject to its Constitution and the Canons of the Diocese and works with ASC regarding School operations.
In delegating responsibilities to the Glennie School Council through the Constitution of the Glennie School, the Diocese has a reasonable and legitimate expectation that the Council and Council members will act within Corporations Law.
The Glennie School Council has a strategic guidance role to work with and provide support for the Head of School. Council members are appointed by the Archbishop-in-Council through the ASC and act in an honorary capacity, without remuneration.
Being a member of Council is a fiduciary role that is undertaken in good faith with a focus on the best interests of the School and in accordance with the Council’s Governance Manual.
The School Council has the following Sub-Committees:
- Audit and Risk
- Head of School Review
- Ad Hoc