Governance | Moreton Bay Boys' College

Governance

The governance of Moreton Bay Boys' College is vested in the Board of Directors, responsible for its financial management, strategic planning, policy formulation, superintendence and statutory compliance.

Following the amalgamation of Moreton Bay Boys' College and Moreton Bay College on 1 July 2011, a new board was appointed for both Colleges. While each school has its own board, the membership is identical of the two boards.

Mrs Samantha O'Brien

Chair of the Board

LLB (QUT)

Samantha is also the Deputy Chair for the Moreton Bay Colleges' Foundation. She 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 Neil Ballment

Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Risk and Governance Committee

Solicitor, MAICD

Neil is a retired Legal Counsel formerly with CSIRO, and has served on a number of Boards, including as Chair of the then Logan and Beaudesert District Health Council and the Board of Relationships Australia (Qld).

He is currently a Member of several Uniting Church Boards and Committees including its Schools and Residential Colleges Commission. Neil is also Vice President of the Brisbane Roar Supporters Federation and is keen in promoting the round ball Football game.

A former performer with Opera Queensland, he takes a great interest in the music and theatrical aspects of life in The Moreton Bay Colleges.

Mr Reg Gulley

Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee

BComm, FCPA, MAICD, 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.

Peter Bickerton

Board Member and Chair of the Building 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 Adele Nisbet

Board Member, Chair of the Education Committee and Member of the Risk and Governance 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.

Mrs Adele Ramsay

Board Member and Member of the Education Committee

B.Ed, Grad.Dip.in Counselling Studies; M.Ed, M.BA. MACEL

Adele has worked as an educator for over 25 years. She has held executive leadership positions in 3 Independent Christian schools and is currently Deputy Principal at a Lutheran School on the Gold Coast. Adele has Masters degrees in both Education and Business Administration and is now completing doctoral studies focused around Faith-based schools.  Adele is passionate about Christian education and seeing schools stay true to their mission. Adele attends Newlife Uniting Church on the Gold Coast.

Mr Rob Ritchie

Board Member and Member of the Building Committee

B.IT, MBA

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.

Mr Stuart Copeland

Board Member and Member of the Finance Committee

GAICD

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. 

Stuart has a daughter at MBC and a son at MBBC.

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 boys 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.