TSAC Governance

The role of The Springfield Anglican College Board and Council is to provide strategic guidance and monitoring of the College’s future direction, ensure the College operates within the boundaries set by the Board, establish appropriate internal control processes and accountability systems and ensure a high-level of organisational performance.

FSAC Ltd Board of Directors

The Springfield Anglican College is a ministry of the Anglican Church operated by FSAC Ltd

Tim Reid – Chairman
B.Com LL.B, Grad Cert, Management

Sherril Butterworth
BA LLB (hons)

Carla Tromans
EdD, M Ed, M Ed Stud, B Ed

Michael Willis

College Council

The role of the TSAC Council is to ensure the ongoing sustainability and success of the College through prudent financial management, forward planning and strategic oversight. The Principal reports directly to the College Council, and the College Council is accountable to the FSAC Ltd Board.

Contact the College Council:

TSAC Council

Mr Michael Willis, BEcon, FAICD, SFFin – Chair

Michael Willis is an experienced board chair and company director with over 30 years of experience in corporate governance.

Prior to his retirement, he chaired the board of West Moreton Health, Boyce Chartered Accountants, and several other business, government, and non-profit enterprises. He has served on a range of boards in financial services, insurance, health, education, local government, and professional sports. Michael also consults to companies and non-profit organisations on improving governance performance, strategic planning, and financial and risk governance.

Michael’s professional background was largely in the financial services sector in Brisbane and Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Life Member of FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. As President of FINSIA, he led their participation in developing Australia’s corporate governance benchmarks, the ASX Corporate Governance Principles.

He is married to Kathy, and they have two adult children, both living and working in North America. He is an active sportsman, still refereeing community rugby, and a past Queensland Rugby Referees Association president. He is a parish councillor, liturgical assistant, and licensed lay preacher at the Anglican Parish of East Brisbane.

Council Committees: Member, Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

Ms Liz Brunetto, MBus (OrgL), BEc, GAICD

Liz has more than 25 years’ of experience as a senior manager within the finance and employee benefits consulting industries. With a proven track record in stakeholder engagement, strategy development, and implementation, Liz has spent the last 10 years serving the higher education sector at UniSuper, and currently leads the Employer Partnership team in QLD and NT. She has held roles with Sunsuper, BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin and holds director positions on boards and committees across the finance, not-for-profit and education/research sectors.

Liz holds a Masters of Business in Organisational Leadership from Melbourne Business School, is an AICD Graduate, and is a Personal Advice Representative. Liz is an ardent supporter of the power of education to enable students to reach their full potential and position them well to take up positive and active societal roles.

Ms Carly Irving, BEc, MOrgL, GAICD

Carly Irving was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Electric Highways, in August 2022. Carly is responsible for driving the NRMA’s Electric Vehicle strategy, working with various stakeholders such as governments, financiers, communities, utilities and construction firms. She will lead the strategy and deployment of our Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Network.

Carly was formerly the Executive General Manager of Yurika, responsible for the operation and strategic management of Energy Queensland’s commercial, unregulated arm. Boasting a diverse portfolio of full turn-key energy, connectivity, and sustainability solutions, Yurika guides organisations through the complexity of the energy transition, keeping things simple and changing the way people live and do business.

With over 25 years’ of experience, Carly’s rich career history has been varied and extensive. From executive general management and human resources management roles she has also navigated her way through fast-paced operations, marketing, and education roles. Carly has demonstrated performance in industrial relations, acquisitions, mergers, risk management and, importantly, achieving organisational growth and success.

Global perspectives, strong customer relationships, leadership and commerciality are all traits of Carly’s unique approach that delivers consistent visionary and accomplished results. Her ethos enables a collaborative, hands-on working environment, while her open-door policy ensures the ongoing wellbeing and safety of the diverse people she works with.

She has witnessed first-hand how women leaders improve business outcomes and is a fierce advocate for gender balance in the workplace. Carly is focussed on supporting women in leadership positions, in under-represented, traditionally male-dominated industries. Her passion for supporting women in leadership roles has translated to numerous national speaking credits, appointment to the Sherwood Magpies AFL Board, The Springfield Anglican College Council, and recognition in Telstra’s Businesswomen’s Awards.

Carly views success as a journey of self-development, growth, and reflection. Every day she strives to be better than the day before, empowering herself and encouraging and supporting those around her to also be the best versions of themselves, face challenges head-on, and live an extraordinary life.

Council Committees: Member, Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Reverend Charlie Lacey, BA Hons (Theology and Ministry)

Rev Charlie underwent theological training and formation at St. Mellitus College in London and was ordained in the Church of England at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2013.  Having completed his curacy at St. Ann’s Church, Tottenham, he relocated to Australia in 2016 to lead the parish of St. Andrew’s, Springfield.

As a minister, Rev Charlie has been actively involved in parish churches, schools, youth groups, prisons and police chaplaincy and is passionate about helping people from all walks of life meet their full potential in Christ. A former Royal Marines Commando, Rev Charlie has worked in challenging environments across the globe, including operational tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland.

As the parish priest, Rev Charlie is intimately and uniquely involved in the life of the college community and can also bring a parental perspective to the College Council.

Council Committee: Member, Council Governance Committee

Professor Noeleen McNamara, BCom, LLB, LLM, PhD, ATCL (Speech&Drama), GradCertTertTeach, GAICD

Prof Noeleen McNamara is a Professor in the School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland.  Noeleen’s areas of research interest include environmental law/ natural resources law and education law.  She completed her PhD on the environmental regulation of mining at USQ.  Noeleen has also worked as a lecturer in law at The University of Queensland.  Before her career in academia, Noeleen worked with Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young in Sydney and Hong Kong in the insolvency/litigation support sections and later as a Solicitor with Baker & McKenzie, Sydney.

Council Committee: Chair, Council Governance Committee

Mr David Taplin, LLB, MBA, CPA, GradDip BA, GradDipACG, FGIA

David is an experienced lawyer, CPA, Director, and Chartered Secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

David is a director of Taplin & Associates, Lawyers and Corporate Advisory. David has held senior executive positions for ASX, Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies and Government Owned Corporations, including as CEO, General Counsel, Chief Governance Officer/Company Secretary, CFO and in Corporate Development.

David was previously Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Macarthur Minerals Limited, an Australian mining company, which is listed on the ASX and Toronto Stock Exchange. David has particular expertise in advising listed company boards and private companies on corporate governance, corporate finance and corporate law, having been a director and secretary of numerous listed and private companies. David was previously a member of The Glennie School Council and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee.

David has lived in Brisbane all his life and is a practising Anglican. David’s wider family has a long association with indigenous education in Australia. David’s great great great grandfather founded the mission and church at Raukkan in South Australia in 1859, and educated David Unaippon. The church and David Unaippon appear on the Australian $50 note. David passionately believes education is one of the greatest gifts anyone can receive.

Council Committees: Chair, Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr Richard Brown, B. AppSc DipE

Richard was raised and educated in Sydney. After completing a degree in Mathematics, he began his teaching career at Newington College in Sydney, including three years living and working in the school’s Boarding House. His keen interest in mission work led him to live in the Southern Philippines for a year, leading a team of young Australians working with local churches.

In 1988, he moved with his young family to Toowoomba, where he was appointed a staff member of Toowoomba Christian College. In 1992, he was appointed Principal of that school, a position he held until his retirement in 2022.

Richard was active in the Australian Christian school movement as a State and National Council Member. In 2014, he was appointed a Board member of ISQ and has served on their finance committee for several years.

He is passionate about educating the whole child for a life of fulfilment and flourishing.  Richard is keen for every student to understand the Biblical perspective that states we are all made Imago Dei and the truth of Saint Augustine’s statement, “You have made us for Yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in You. Grant me Lord to know and understand”.  The Confessions (Book 1)

Council Committees: Member, Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

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