The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) Board is proud to announce five new governance appointments including experienced senior executive in the education industry Greg Eddy and the youngest ever PMSA governance appointment Duku Forè.
Greg Eddy has been appointed to the PMSA Board and Clayfield College Council and inspirational TEDx speaker Duku Forè has been appointed to the PMSA Policy Committee.
The PMSA Board has also appointed current parent and senior executive Matthew Miller to the Somerville House School Council, current parent and president of the Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) P&F Association Paul Martin to the BBC Council, and current parent and retired military leader Ken Watson as Chair of the Sunshine Coast Grammar School (SCGS) Council.
Commenting on the new appointments, PMSA Chair Morgan Parker said the calibre of the applicants reflects positively on the transformation underway within the PMSA.
“The successful appointees demonstrates our focus on contemporary governance practice and direct connection with our school communities.”
“During 2020 the PMSA has appointed 22 new governance officers which has created not only a sense of renewal but an undeniable energy and momentum will we carry into the future,” Mr Parker said.
“I am proud these exceptional professionals are eager to work with us to shape the PMSA’s future.”
Below are details on each of the recent appointments.
Chief Executive and Master of King’s College at the University of Queensland, Greg is an elected member of the University of New England Alumni Standing Committee and president of the University of Queensland Board of the Colleges’ Head of Colleges’ Committee.
Greg also brings previous experience as member of The University of Queensland Academic Board, chairman of the Uniting Church in Australia (NSW Synod) Working Party Review of Ministerial Leadership, Discipleship Formation and Theological Education and former member on the Brisbane Boys’ College Council.
Duku Forè – PMSA Policy Committee
Duku Forè is an internationally renowned inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and a self-published author – The Poor Kid with Rich Dreams. Born in a refugee camp in Uganda, Duku immigrated to Australia when he was 10 years old and is now regularly invited to schools, events and conferences to share his story.
Duku is the youngest graduate from the AICD Company Director’s course, and is the PMSA’s youngest appointment to a governance role.
Matthew Miller – Somerville House School Council member
Matthew Miller is a senior Brisbane property executive with 30 years experience and extensive commercial business acumen, governance experience and stakeholder and relationship management capability.
Matthew has strong connections to Somerville House – he is a current parent and his wife is a past student. He is a passionate advocate for independent schooling, particularly girls’ education.
Paul Martin – Brisbane Boys’ College Council member
Paul Martin is an exceptional business and technology professional with more than 30 years experience across many industries. He specialises in successfully delivering strategic and transformational change.
In addition to his business and technology skills, Paul is an accomplished Company Director.
Current BBC parent and the President of the BBC Parents & Friends Association since 2015, Paul is a passionate supporter of BBC and advocate for creating the best environment for students to thrive in and be safe.
Ken Watson – Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council Chair
Ken Watson was first appointed to the Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council in 2019 and has been Acting Chair since August 2020.
A retired Air Force Air Vice Marshal and current parent at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Ken is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
His 36-year career experience has prepared him well for committee work, policy development, public advocacy, risk management, strategic development, personnel management/leadership.