The Board of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) today announced that long-standing Board member Mrs Jackie McPherson will retire as both Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) School Council Chairman and PMSA Board member effective 31 December 2018.
PMSA Board member and Old Collegian Mr Mark Gray will take over as Chairman.
Mrs McPherson’s position on the PMSA Board will not be replaced as her retirement will reduce the number of PMSA board members to the new total of 13 and also reduce the PMSA representation on the BBC School Council to two.
On her retirement, Mrs McPherson will have served for 26 years on the PMSA Board and chaired the BBC School Council for the past eight years.
In announcing her retirement, PMSA Chairman Mr Greg Adsett thanked Mrs McPherson and acknowledged her dedication to the PMSA and the BBC community.
“Mrs McPherson has made an outstanding contribution to the PMSA, particularly offering her legal and writing skills as well as her extensive experience in and knowledge of child protection,” Mr Adsett said.
“Mrs McPherson leaves with our very best wishes for a happy retirement.”
Current BBC School Council member Mr Gray will take over from Mrs McPherson as Chairman of the BBC School Council until the position is formally elected at the next PMSA Annual General Meeting in June 2019.
A PMSA Board member, Mr Gray has been a member of the PMSA’s Audit and Finance Committee since June 2016 and the BBC School Council since June 2015.
Mr Gray is an accomplished chairman and company director and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
He brings a wealth of knowledge to the role with extensive experience in strategic leadership, financial services, investment banking, corporate governance and organisational change across corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations.
Mr Gray is currently Chairman of Sugar Terminals Limited and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and a Director of Data#3, Q-Pharm and Queensland Cricket. Previous executive roles include Chief Executive of the Queensland Treasury Department and Office Head for Macquarie Bank in Queensland.
“Mr Gray’s governance experience and knowledge of the Brisbane Boys’ College community ensures stability in the oversight of the College in this period of transition,” Mr Adsett said.
“The PMSA Board thanks Mr Gray for accepting this important role,” said Mr Adsett.