Back to Top

Meet the Foundation Board

Members of the board volunteer their time and are committed to seeing Churchie remain one of Australia's leading schools.
Russell McCart
Russell McCart BBus(Mgt)
Russell McCart attended Churchie from 1968 to 1974. He completed a BBus at QUT as a BHP cadet and left Australia in 1981 to pursue a career in yacht racing in the northern hemisphere. On his return in 1984, he worked in construction and development at Jennings and then commenced with Mirvac in Queensland. In 1997 he started—with two partners—his own development company, Meridien, which evolved into Pacifica, where he is currently Chairman. He has developed almost 2,000 apartments, marinas and retirement villages. In 2013, he and his partners sold Unilodge, a 10,000-bed student accommodation business they created.

Russell is on the Board of Brothers Rugby Union Club, was a past Commodore of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, a Patron of the Kids of Kokoda Society and one of the founding participants in Mates for Mates. He is still active in sailing, boxing and adventure hiking.

Russell is married to Donna, who is an ex-lawyer, and has four children. Two of his sons currently attend Churchie.
Craig Spencer
Craig Spencer FAICD
Deputy Chairman
Craig attended Churchie from 1969 to 1975 before joining the family business, Carter & Spencer Group, a leading fresh fruit and vegetable company with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He is now managing director of the group, as well as a director of the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation, Foodstuffs Fresh Ltd, The Australian Ballet and the Produce Marketing Association Australia/New Zealand Council.
Christopher Blue Christopher Blue LLB

Chris attended Churchie from 1976 to 1983. After completing his Bachelor of Laws degree, he joined TW Biggs & Biggs as an articled clerk and then worked as a judges associate to the future Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC. Chris has been with international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for over 20 years, with the last 15 years as a partner in the real estate team. Chris has worked on significant urban development and regeneration projects such the Roma Street Parkland, Riparian Plaza, Boggo Road Urban Village, Queens Wharf and the Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment.
Bill Glasson
Dr Bill Glasson AO
An Old Boy like his father, Dr Glasson completed a Diploma of Applied Science - Optometry, then studied medicine at The University of Queensland. After graduating in 1980, he studied in England, returning in 1988 to begin private practice and expand into rural outreach services. He is Chairman of Cancer Australia; Federal President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists; past Federal President of the Australian Medical Association; and recipient of the Order of Australia for services to medicine.
Donald Home BSc (Hons), MAICD

Donald attended Churchie from 1974 to 1978. After Churchie, he completed a Bachelor of Science at UQ with Honours and then commenced work with US healthcare company Abbott Laboratories. After 15 years, including five in the Chicago headquarters, Don and his family returned to Brisbane so that his two sons could attend Churchie and his daughter Somerville House. During this time, he ran two ASX listed biotechnology companies and was on the board of two others as well as the Queensland Biotechnology Advisory Council. In 2009, he rejoined Abbott Laboratories and ran the Haematology business unit in San Francisco for the next six years and before he and Robyn returned to Australia in 2016.
Anna McCartney BA, MBA, MAICD 

After completing her schooling at St Margaret’s, Anna obtained a BA from UQ and an MBA from QUT. She has worked in the general management of several professional services firms. She is currently director of a risk management consultancy business and provides management advisory services to a large occupational medical company.
Anna has been a volunteer on executive management committees of early education institutions including C&K, Gowrie and Tugulawa Early Education at Bulimba. Anna joined the Churchie community as a parent in 2012, has four sons currently at the school and has most recently served as President of the Prep Support Group.
Dan O'Connor OAM DipTchg, BEdSt (Qld), LLB (QUT), LLM (Qld), FAIM, MAICD 

Dan O'Connor was appointed to the School Council in 2009 as the nominee of the Old Boys' Association. He attended Churchie between 1971 and 1978. Dan was appointed Chairman of School Council in 2013 and is the nominee of the Anglican Schools Commission. Dan was appointed a Deputy President of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) in October 2012 and Deputy President of Industrial Court of Queensland in September 2013. Dan was called to the Queensland, New South Wales, and Victorian Bars and the High Court of Australia in 1990. Between 1994 and 2012, he was Chief Executive of the Bar Association of Queensland and Secretary of the Australian Bar Association.
Dr Steven Ting MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Ting attended Churchie from 1987 to 1994. In his senior year, he was elected Captain of School. Dr Ting completed his medical degree at Monash University, joined his family’s medical practice in 2004 and continues to work as a general practitioner. He is a current non-executive Director of Cubby Care Early Learning Centres, who run a number of child care centres predominantly in Queensland, and a former non-executive Director of Creative Garden Early Learning Centres. Dr Ting is married and has three young children.
Dr Alan Campbell AssocDipOE, DipT, GradCertTheol, BA(UQ), MEdAdmin, EdD(UNE), FACEL(Q), GAICD

Dr Campbell was appointed eighth Headmaster of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) from 1 January 2014. Dr Campbell has held a number of honorary positions on working parties and committees in the Anglican Schools Commission of the Diocese of Brisbane and the Australian College of Educators. Dr Campbell holds memberships in the International Baccalaureate Organisation, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, the Headmasters' Conference and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the latter of which he is a graduate.
Elizabeth Stannard
Elizabeth Stannard B Econ, MAICD
Board Secretary
Elizabeth joined Churchie in 2008 as Director of Business and Finance. She is a University of Queensland graduate with an extensive background in banking and finance, particularly with the Commonwealth Bank. This financial background, together with experience in the education sector, has equipped Elizabeth well for her role. She also chairs the Foundation of another large independent school.