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Appointment of Mr Paul Brown as Headmaster of Brisbane Boys’ College

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association has today announced the appointment of Mr Paul Brown, as the new Headmaster of Brisbane Boys' College from January 2018.

Mr Brown’s appointment follows the announcement by the current Headmaster, Mr Graeme McDonald, of his intention to retire at the end of this year, after fifteen years of distinguished service to the Brisbane Boys’ College community and the PMSA.

Mr Paul Brown is an inspiring appointment, who brings to the college outstanding achievements in both the academic and business world. The process for appointing a new Headmaster began late last year, and the PMSA Council was assisted by an executive recruitment firm in a comprehensive local, national and international search which attracted an extensive field of outstanding applicants. 

Mr Brown has over 20 years’ experience in Executive roles in high performing independent schools, including MLC, Knox Grammar and St Ignatius College, Sydney. He has significant experience in transformational change and organisational management within the school environment. He has been the Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School at MLC School, Sydney since 2015.  Prior to that, he was the Deputy Headmaster K-12, for six years of Knox Grammar School, Sydney, the largest independent day and boarding school for boys in NSW.

Mr Brown’s strong commitment to education, to academic excellence, and to Christian leadership and pastoral care aligns closely with the mission of Brisbane Boys’ College.   

We are delighted to appoint an educator of such high calibre and demonstrated achievement to lead Brisbane Boys’ College into the future, and we trust that you will join us in congratulating Mr Brown on his appointment, and warmly welcome him into the Brisbane Boys’ College community.

As he has done throughout his time as Headmaster, Mr Graeme McDonald will continue to provide strong leadership to BBC, until his retirement in December 2017.