PMSA Organisational Structure

The organisational chart below provides an overview of the structure of the PMSA and our relationship with our four schools.

PMSA Council

The PMSA is run by a Council or Board of Directors which comprises up to 15 volunteer Councillors. Up to six Councillors are each appointed by the Presbyterian Church and the Uniting Church and up to three are appointed by the PMSA Council. 

The PMSA Council is supported by three advising committees, a School Council at each of the four schools and the PMSA corporate office.

PMSA Committees

To assist the PMSA Council provide quality education services to achieve the PMSA vision, mission and values, three PMSA committees provide specialist advice – the Appointment and Remuneration Committee, the Audit and Finance Committee, and the Education and Pastoral Care Committee.

Members of these committees are selected based on their expertise and include both PMSA Councillors and other specialist adviser members.

Appointment and Remuneration Committee

The Appointment and Remuneration Committee is responsible for the smooth continuity of operations of the affairs of the PMSA Council and to develop the employee relations strategy for the PMSA and our schools.

This committee sources and recommends appropriate personnel for the various Council and Committee roles as well as advises the PMSA Council on matters of Corporate governance policies, recruitment processes, and policies and practices in the areas of human resources and industrial relations. This committee also develops the appropriate contract terms and conditions and remuneration arrangements for staff.

Current members on this committee are:

  • Greg Adsett, B Arch, RAIA, GAICD (Chairman)
  • Dr Anne Bennett, MBBS, MAICD
  • Greg Skelton, B Bus (Accounting), MBA (Strategy), CPA, MAICD
  • Jacqueline McPherson, LL.B
  • Jim Demack, LL.B, LL.M, A.MUS.A

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for fulfilling the PMSA’s responsibilities relating to the accounting and reporting practices and operating activities.

This committee ensures the adequacy of the PMSA accounting, administrative, risk management and operating controls; works with external auditors and the internal auditors, School Councils, and School Business Managers to facilitate reporting and operational efficiency; and serves as an independent party to review the financial information presented by schools to the PMSA.

Current members on this committee are:

  • Greg Skelton, B Bus (Accounting), MBA (Strategy), CPA, MAICD (Chairman)
  • Greg Adsett, B Arch, RAIA, GAICD
  • Mark Gray, B.Econ (Hons), GAICD

Education and Pastoral Care Committee

The Education and Pastoral Care Committee is responsible for advising the PMSA on matters of educational, pastoral and spiritual direction and significance.

The committee is responsible for advising the PMSA Council on the organisation’s strategic development to achieve our mission and has the responsibility for overseeing matters relating to "Protection from Harm" and the safety and wellbeing of members of the school community. This committee focusses on ways to encourage and build students’:

  • knowledge of Christian beliefs centred on the Scripture and the Christian tradition, teachings and ethos of the Presbyterian and Uniting churches;
  • personal development through interpersonal relationships within both the school and the wider community;
  • fulfilment of innate personal abilities, capacities and talents and personal fulfilment in life;
  • high quality formal knowledge; and
  • desire to innovate in the pursuit of academic excellence.

Current members on this committee are:

  • Greg Adsett, B Arch, RAIA, GAICD
  • Sarah Blakelock, B. Nursing (Hons), LLM (Tax) CTA

School Councils

Each of the PMSA schools is run by a School Council which consists of up to eight members. Each School Council is a committee of the PMSA Council and includes the school’s Principal, up to three PMSA Councillors, and up to four independent Councillors appointed from the school’s community. The PMSA Council delegates the responsibility for administration and performance to these School Councils. The school Principals report to these School Councils and have operational responsibility for the schools.

The School Councils of each school are listed on each school’s website:

Brisbane Boys’ College

Clayfield College

Somerville House

Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Corporate Office

The PMSA corporate office is the administrative support office for the PMSA Council and undertakes many of the administrative roles to support the PMSA Council, the School Councils and the four schools.