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The Glennie School Council ensures we have a Glennie for future generations.

Governing Body

As The Glennie School is a Diocesan-owned school, the governing body of the School is Diocesan Council. The members of Diocesan Council are:

The Most Reverend Dr Phillip John Aspinall (Archbishop of Brisbane)
The Right Reverend Jeremy Greaves (Bishop for the Northern Region)
The Right Reverend Cameron Venables (Bishop for the Western Region)
The Right Reverend John Roundhill (Bishop for the Southern Region)
The Reverend Canon Gary Frederick Harch
The Venerable Geoffrey Hoyte
The Reverend Adam Michael Lowe
The Reverend Gillian Moses
The Reverend Canon Linda McWilliam
Dr Ruth Kerr
The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins (Chancellor)
Mr David Sneesby
Mr Dan O’Connor
Mr John Kotzur
Ms Amy Norman

You can read more about the Diocesan Council here.

School Council

The Glennie School Council’s powers are subject to its Constitution and the Canons of the Diocese. Council members work with the ASC regarding School operations.

The Glennie School Council has a strategic guidance role to work with and provide support for the Principal. Council members are appointed by the Anglican Schools Commission and act in an honorary capacity, without remuneration.

The School Council has an Audit, Risk and Compliance Sub-Committee.

Mrs Paddy Nicholls

Dip Teach MKTC; Grad Dip Ed Admin (TAFE) BCAE; FAIM; Grad ELI, League for Innovations

Paddy Nicholls has over forty years experience in education with more than ten years in senior leadership positions.  She has successfully led and managed the re-invention of organisations, achieving significant cultural change whilst maintaining financial stability.

Paddy was Chair of the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE Council, a Board member of Federation Health, as well as participating in a number of government reviews.  Most recently she facilitated Executive Insights for Local C Suite Executives.

Mr Mark Norman

Dip Business Management

Mark joined The Glennie School Council in November 2015.

He and his wife Liz have three children. Both of their daughters are Glennie Old Girls. Mark attended The Southport School as a boarder for his secondary education.

After 13 years in the cotton industry, Mark and his family relocated to Toowoomba from the Goondiwindi district in 2003 to open an appliance retail franchise, Mr Rental and have been awarded Best Australian Store in the Mr Rental franchise network on four occasions.

In 1995 Mark was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study rotation crops for cotton in the US and was also a Shire Councillor of the Waggamba Shire Council from 1996 to 1998. He is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba and has been awarded for his service to the community and Rotary as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mark was a Director of The Glennie School Foundation Limited for 10 years and, with Liz, is recognised at the level of Benefactor.

Mr Jason Lipp
Co-Chair - Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

B.Com (Accounting), CPA, DipFinPlan (1-4)

Jason has been a career NAB banker for the last 28 years and is currently the Regional Agribusiness Manager for the Darling Downs region.  As a former Glennie parent, he has been involved with the Glennie Parents and Friends' Association (P & F) over many years, having served as both the Treasurer and the President at different times.

Jason completed his secondary schooling at Toowoomba Grammar School and was raised on a family farming property on the Eastern Darling Downs.  

Mr Athol Kerridge


Athol is the Chief Financial Officer at the University of Southern Queensland, a role he has held for the last eight years.  Athol has worked across a range of sectors, including vocational education and training, higher education, telecommunications, natural resources and various levels of government in both finance and policy roles.  

Athol is passionate about the opportunity education provides, not only to individuals but also their families and communities, through developing knowledge and skills that provide enduring benefit.  

Mr Shane Fisher
Co-opted Member - Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Shane is a licensed financial adviser with extensive experience in the financial services industry.  

Beginning his career in the financial sector in 2001, Shane has been advising clients on various financial matters from income tax to wealth accumulation and retirement planning.  Shane enjoys forming valuable and long-lasting relationships with his clients and believes helping his clients to identify and exceed their goals is one of the most rewarding aspects of his profession.

Mr David Hunt
Co-opted Member - Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Currently retired from full-time employment, David has enjoyed a career working to implement asset management plans and strategies to improve business results.  David has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from UNSW, and a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) from Deakin University.
With experience primarily in the mining industry, the organisation's safety, reliability of plant, financial consistency, and compliance measures are of high priority to David.

Ms Mary Anne Evans (ex officio)

BA, DipEd

Helen Fletcher 

Now retired from full-time work, Helen brings to the Council a wide level of experience in leadership across many sectors throughout several States of Australia.  With qualifications in the Arts, Teaching, and Quality Management, along with her background in education, development, management, and business ownership, Helen contributes a breadth of experience to the governance of the School.

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