The PMSA Board has appointed five outstanding female executives as new members of the School Councils at Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC), Clayfield College and Somerville House.
Past parent Colleen Clur has been appointed to the BBC Council, current parent Bridget Cullen and Sally Kift have been appointed to the Clayfield College Council while current parent Fleur Wilkinson (née Johnston) and past student Allison Muller have been appointed to the Somerville House School Council.
New BBC Council member Colleen Clur is a senior executive specialising in strategy, risk, governance and engagement and is currently the Executive Director of Strategy Governance and Engagement at West Moreton Health.
“As a past parent at BBC, I was very happy with the outstanding education and opportunities the school provided my son. I have a personal interest in education and lifelong learning and am thrilled to have the opportunity to share some of my knowledge and experience,” said Ms Clur.
Tribunal member and university educator Bridget Cullen joins the Clayfield College Council and adds this to her existing roles on the PMSA Policy Committee and the PMSA Nominations and HR Committee.
“I have a keen interest in the power of education to build confidence in young people and look forward to contributing Clayfield College’s strong foundations,” said Dr Cullen.
Sally Kift has also been appointed to the Clayfield College Council and has more than 30 years experience in higher education and she hopes to use this experience to make a difference to the start of the lifelong learning journey for Clayfield College students.
“As someone who was first in my family to go to university, I understand the transformative power of education,” said Professor Kift.
Fleur Wilkinson joins the Somerville House School Council. She has more than 20 years experience specialising in large scale business and cultural transformation and strongly values the fundamental and lifelong importance of a high-quality education.
“My daughter attends Somerville House and my son attends Brisbane Boys’ College and I am passionate about contributing to the ongoing evolution of the school,” said Ms Wilkinson.
Allison Muller brings her entrepreneurial skills and 20 years strategy and management experience to the Somerville House School Council. Now running her own corporate advisory and software development company providing strategic growth and new business development advice, Allison is a strategic thinker and has governance and risk management expertise.
“As a Somerville House old girl, I have a keen interest in supporting the continuing success and development of the school,” said Ms Muller.
These appointments come after the PMSA’s implementation of governance reforms following a recent governance review by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
PMSA Chairman Greg Adsett said these new School Council members are an asset to our Group and their calibre is reflective of the improvements we are making to our governance structure.
“The review and subsequent reforms have seen many changes to the PMSA structure which is more clearly defining roles, responsibilities and reporting arrangements for the PMSA Board, the School Councils and Committees,” said Mr Adsett.
“We are pleased that our community is seeing the governance changes we are making and want to actively be a part of this change.”
The PMSA is run by a Board and each school in run by a School Council which is a committee of the PMSA Board.
Each School Council comprises up to two PMSA Board members, up to six independent School Council members appointed from the community and the school’s Principal as a non-voting member.
The PMSA Board delegates the responsibility for administration and performance of each school to the School Councils. Each school Principal reports to their School Councils and has operational responsibility for their school.