Gary Adsett – Chairman
Gary Adsett has spent the majority of his career (27 years) working in the not-for-profit sector in areas ranging from sports administration, event management and most recently community service. For the past 5 years he has been the Group Manager, Social Impact, YMCA of Brisbane. In this role he manages a school which enrols secondary aged students who have disengaged from mainstream education; community housing; mentoring program; disability programs and Queensland’s largest Schools’ Breakfast Program. His main focus in the not-for-profit sector is providing services and programs which promote a positive social outcome, are sustainable from a financial and human perspective and create pathways for growth. For the past seven years he was the P&C President of the School that his children attended. He still is a very keen hockey player and currently working with a group of people to create a Uniting Church presence in the Ripley Valley, Ipswich.
Craig Mercer is a town planner of approximately 24 years experience and the co-owner of a boutique town planning, architectural and project management consultancy business. He has worked extensively throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales, and consulted on projects in South East Asia and the Middle East. He is also an Adjunct Professor to the Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management School of Bond University, and a member of the Uniting Church in Australia (Qld Synod) Property Consultant Reference Group. In his spare time Craig manages his son’s AFL Football Team. He is a Church Elder and member of Indooroopilly Uniting Church, and co-coordinator of its Sunday School program.
Susan Poole (Sue)
BA (Queensland University) 1986, Grad Dip Teach (Primary) 1987
Sue is a retired school Principal. Her last school was Calamvale Community College, a large P-12 college in the State Education system.In that role, she developed policies and procedures required to open this new College. In her role as Principal she worked in a team to deliver outcomes for the students.This included strategic planning, understanding and implementing the curriculum, researching best practices, communicating with all stakeholders, budgeting and managing all aspects of the school.
As an innovative educator she sought to cater for developmental individual learning which included gifted education, development of programs for music, the arts, sport, support programs for students who needed that extra support. She encouraged leadership, creative thinking, problem solving throughout the college. She also introduced Chaplaincy into the college. Since leaving her profession amongst other things, she has enjoyed studying Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) and is now a teacher of that art.
She is also Secretary, Treasurer or committee member for several community groups. Sue is an active member of the Indooroopilly Uniting Church and is on the chaplaincy committee of Yeronga State School.
Bruce Howden OAM
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