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New PMSA Councillors appointed

PMSA Councillors News

Posted 02/03/2018

The PMSA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new PMSA Councillors – Mr Con Graves and Mrs Margaret Berry – both with significant education credentials.

Mr Con Graves was appointed to the PMSA Council and to the Somerville House School Council while Ms Margaret Berry joined the PMSA Council in February 2018.

With a Master of Education and almost 20 years working as an administrator in post school education, Con Graves is passionate about education. 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. He is Deputy Chair of Wesley Mission Queensland and an Associate Member of the Institute of Community Directors of Australia.

Margaret Berry was appointed as a Uniting Church representative member on the PMSA Council in February 2018 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 their 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.

In addition, Mr Richard Niessl has resigned his position on the PMSA Council. The PMSA would like to thank him for his valuable contribution and service over the past two years.