PMSA Councillors

  • Mr Greg Adsett 
    B.Arch, RAIA, GAICD

    Greg Adsett is a PMSA Councillor to serve his Church and community. He highly values independent education within a Christian context, and has extensive experience in governance on community, school and church boards.

    Recently appointed the PMSA Chairman, Greg appreciates the significance of the strategic and operational effectiveness that any project must possess before it can be undertaken.
     

    • Council Member since 2011
    • Chairman - PMSA
    • Member - PMSA Audit and Finance Committee
    • Member - PMSA Appointment and Remuneration Committee
    • Member - PMSA Education and Pastoral Care Committee
    • Non-executive director - Grammar Early Learning Ltd
    • Registered Architect
    • Director - Elevation Architecture 
    • Member - Royal Australian Institute of Architects
    • Accredited Greenstar Professional - Green Building Council Australia
    • Graduate Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Dr Anne Bennett

    Dr Anne Bennett 
    MBBS, MAICD

    Anne Bennett has a significant affiliation and great affection for PMSA schools. A former Clayfield College student and Dux of the School, Anne’s now grown children also benefited from the PMSA academic, co-curricular and pastoral programs attending Somerville House and Brisbane Boys’ College.

    Anne has considerable experience in governance on not-for-profit boards of organisations that care and support the vulnerable in our community.
     

    • Council Member since 2011
    • Deputy Chairman - PMSA
    • Chairman - Clayfield College School Council
    • Chairman - Clayfield College Foundation
    • Member - PMSA Appointment and Remuneration Committee
    • Director - Prescare Board
    • Director - Peirson Services Board
    • Trustee - Ann Street Presbyterian Church Trust
    • Medical Practitioner
    • Member - AMA and RACGP 
    • Member - Ann Street Presbyterian Church
    • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Mrs Helen Murray

    Mrs Helen Murray 
    Grad Cert IT, BNr, RN, MACN, MACMHN, MAICD, AMICDA

    Helen Murray is passionate about providing high quality education in a Christian environment. After winning several IT awards, Helen’s interest in giving back to the community was ignited. Being a board director with IT experience, Helen is inspired by the impact of technology upon the education environment and the role of digital disruption in ensuring the youth of today are ready for tomorrow. 

    Helen has more than 30 years’ experience in health, technology, project management and program governance.
     

    • Council Member since 2014
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Member - Clayfield College School Council 
    • Director - Clayfield College Foundation
    • Member - Brisbane Boys' College School Council 
    • Practising Registered Nurse
    • Member - Australian College of Nursing
    • Member - Australian College of Mental Health Nursing
    • Member - Women in Technology
    • Member - Women on Boards
    • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Associate Member - Institute of Community Directors of Australia
  • Mr Jim Demack

    Mr Jim Demack
    LL.B, LL.M, A.MUS.A

    Jim Demack sits on the PMSA Council as a Uniting Church representative to give back to the community that he is a part of. Knowing the Churches need representatives with relevant experience, Jim is a proud Councillor who believes strongly in ecumenical endeavours such as the PMSA.

    A lawyer and a Brisbane partner of a national law firm, Jim brings his legal skills with experience in insurance, major engineering and infrastructure projects and his collaborative approach to problem solving and working together to the PMSA Council.
     

    • Council Member since 2013
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Chairman - Somerville House School Council
    • Member - PMSA Appointment and Remuneration Committee
    • Practising solicitor specialising in all aspects of construction law, particularly major engineering and infrastructure projects
    • Partner - Gadens Lawyers
    • Member - Legal Reference Committee, Uniting Church Queensland Synod
  • Mr Greg Skelton

    Mr Greg Skelton 
    B Bus (Accounting), MBA (Strategy), CPA, MAICD

    Passionate about the provision of quality Christian education, Greg Skelton was appointed to the PMSA Council to support the mission and vision of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland through their ministry of education.

    Greg’s impressive reputation is backed by his finance and logistics background. Also CEO of PresCare, he brings leadership, financial and accounting skills, and strategic management skills to the PMSA Council.
     

    • Council Member since 2015
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Chairman - PMSA Audit and Finance Committee
    • Member - PMSA Appointment and Remuneration Committee
    • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors 
    • Certified Practising Accountant
    • Member - Finance & Administration Board of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland
    • Current Governor/Director - St Andrews Private Hospital, Toowoomba
    • Chief Executive Officer - Prescare
  • Mrs Jacqueline McPherson

    Mrs Jacqueline McPherson 
    LL.B

    Jackie McPherson was appointed as a PMSA Councillor by the Presbyterian Church to work for the Lord in its schools. She brings to the PMSA Council her professional legal skills and a strong ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.

    During her career, Jackie developed extensive experience with the legislation which governs the protection of children in Queensland and contributes this knowledge to the PMSA.
     

    • Council Member since 1992
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Chairman - Brisbane Boys' College School Council
    • Member - PMSA Appointment and Remuneration Committee
    • Member - Queensland Law Society
    • Member - Ann Street Presbyterian Church (PCQ)
    • Ann Street Co-ordinator, PCQ's Childsafe Risk Management System
    • Lawyer; former practising solicitor 
  • Mr Kevin Standish

    Mr Kevin Standish

    Kevin Standish has long-standing connection with PMSA schools and with the Presbyterian Church. His two daughters attended Clayfield College and he was grateful for their excellent education. When approached to become a PMSA Councillor, Kevin was pleased to have the opportunity to give back and allow others to experience the opportunities his daughters experienced.

    A practising commercial solicitor for 40 years, Kevin is now retired and holds several senior board positions and brings his governance, legal and corporate expertise to the PMSA Council.
     

    • Council Member since 2010
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Member - Brisbane Boys' College School Council
    • Lawyer; former practising solicitor 
    • Director - Bridgeport Energy Limited
    • Director - Queensland Bulk Handling Pty Ltd
    • Member - Albion Rotary Club
    • Vice-Chairman - Committee of Management at Scots Presbyterian Memorial Church, Clayfield
  • Mr Richard Niessl

    Mrs Margaret Berry 
    BA, MSc, MEd (Leadership)

    Margaret Berry has been appointed as a Uniting Church representative on the PMSA Council and is currently the Principal at Robertson State School.

    Margaret has a passion for the education of young people and has a long career in the leadership of school communities. Her daughter and sisters attended Somerville House and extended family members attend Brisbane Boys' College. Margaret has worked with school councils for over 10 years.  She has joined the PSMA Council at a time in her career where she feels she can add value and support to the PMSA's work. 

    Margaret has more than 30 years experience teaching in both primary and secondary schools. Since 1998, she has held leadership positions of Head of Department, Deputy Principal and Principal of secondary schools and current Principal of a primary school. With a Certificate of Teaching, Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Education (Leadership), and a Master of Science,  Margaret brings a wealth of educational experience to the PMSA Council.
     

    • Council Member since 2018
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Principal - Robertson State School
    • Member - Queensland State Primary Principals Association
    • President - South Branch Queensland Association for Gifted & Talented Children
    • Member - Queensland College of Teachers
    • Member - Uniting Church Schools Commission
  • Mr Con Graves 
    BA Hons (Psych), GDipMan, MEd, AMICDA

    With a Master of Education and almost 20 years working as an administrator in post school education, Con Graves is passionate about education. Appointed to the PMSA Council by the Uniting Church, Con has held positions as a corporate services and technology executive leader with the Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations, a Director of Information Services at Griffith University and currently sits on the management committee of the Wesley Mission’s RTO.

    A retired psychologist, Con brings his extensive experience in strategic leadership, change management and innovation to the PMSA Council.
     

    • Council Member since 2017 
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Member - Somerville House School Council
    • Retired psychologist
    • Deputy Chair - Wesley Mission Queensland 
    • Associate Member - Institute of Community Directors of Australia
    • Member - Uniting Church of Australia 
  • Mr Wayne Knapp 
    PG Cert (Applied Mgt), PG Dip (Bus Admin), PG Cert (Bus Admin)

    Appointed by the Presbyterian Church, Wayne Knapp has more than 20 years experience on not-for-profit boards for both the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches including Chairman of the board roles at the Wesley Hospital Townsville and PresCare. He also served for five years on the St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Board during a time of significant change. He is currently the Chair of the Presbyterian Church Property Board and a member of the Finance and Administration Board.

    Looking forward to the challenge of governance change, Wayne has extensive experience in governance, risk management and leadership on boards.  A former police officer retiring as an Inspector, Wayne is currently in a policy development and administration role for the Presbyterian Church ensuring denominational compliance to Work Health and Safety and Child Safety legislation.
     

    • Council Member since 2018 
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Member - Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council
    • Retired police officer
    • Chairman - Property Board, Presbyterian Church of Queensland 
    • Member - Finance and Administration Board, Presbyterian Church of Queensland
    • Member - Presbyterian Church of Queensland 
  • Mr Morgan Parker
    LL.B, MAICD

    Morgan Parker’s association with PMSA Schools spans more than three decades. He attended Brisbane Boys’ College, his sister attended Somerville House and his daughter is a current Somerville student.  Morgan also currently serves as a director of the Somerville House Foundation. 

    Professionally, Morgan has spent the last 20 years working internationally as a senior executive.  He is a recognised philanthropist and has served on a many boards over the last 15 years including commercial, not-for-profit and trade organisations.

    Morgan’s passion for PMSA schools’ long standing traditions and PMSA’s role in educating young men and women of significance is evident.  He is deeply committed to the PMSA’s mission and preserving the PMSA legacy as the important foundation of the schools.
     

    • Council Member since 2018
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Director - Somerville House Foundation
    • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Board Member - SunCentral
    • Advisory Panel - Diversity Australia
  • Mr Greg Braithwaite

    Greg Braithwaite has a long career in property and business both running his own real estate franchise as well as holding national and international roles for franchise corporate offices.

    Greg brings his strong corporate background in business planning, strategic thinking, human resources, and marketing to the PMSA Council. He also believes his knowledge and experience as a P&F President at St John’s Anglican College for eight years provides him insight to the importance of boards being relevant to a school community.

    Greg is keen to make a contribution in a voluntary capacity. He would like to use his strategic planning expertise to help rebuild the reputation and connections with the school communities and contribute to making the board more relevant to the people within the schools.
     

    • Council Member since 2018
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Chairman - Church Council Forest Lake Uniting Church
    • Chairperson of Congregation - Forest Lake Uniting Church
    • Member - Bremer Brisbane Presbytery
    • President - P&F Association St John’s Anglican College
    • Licensed Real Estate Agent
    • Member – Real Estate Institute of Queensland
  • Professor Jennifer Radbourne
    CertTeach, ATCL, LSDA, BA, MA, PhD, GAICD

    Jennifer Radbourne is a retired academic and current community member of the Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council. Jennifer has held teaching and management positions in the Faculty of Business at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Most recently, she was Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University in Melbourne.

    Jennifer is a graduate of the AICD and has held board positions over 35 years in state and non-profit arts organisations in Queensland. She is also a current member of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board and chair of the SCGS Foundation.

    Jennifer is keen to bring her knowledge of management in an educational institution to the PMSA. Her arts background, balanced by several years in a business faculty, gives her a creative edge in thinking and leading in contemporary governance.  She has published in relationship marketing, non-profit governance, strategic management, curriculum development and teaching and learning. Jennifer also has a strong interest in international students, having managed a business program in Hong Kong and taught and recruited students in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.

     

    • Council Member since 2018
    • PMSA Councillor
    • Member – Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council
    • Chairman – Sunshine Coast Grammar School Foundation
    • Member - Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board
    • Retired academic
    • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors