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Board members

Established under the Accreditation Act, the Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor in Council. Members are appointed for not more than four years but are eligible for reappointment. The Board assumed its full statutory responsibilities on 1 January 2002.


Professor S Vianne (Vi) McLean AMEmeritus Professor S Vianne (Vi) McLean AM (Chairperson)
Nominee of the Minister (reappointed 3 December 2013 to 2 December 2017)

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Education (Elementary Education) [Arizona State University], Bachelor of Education Studies [University of Queensland], Diploma [Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College], Company Directors Diploma [Australian Institute of Company Directors]

Professor McLean has extensive experience in universities in both Australia and the United States. Until the end of 2009 she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching Quality) at Queensland University of Technology. Prior to this appointment, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development). From 2000 to 2006, Professor McLean was Executive Dean of QUT's Faculty of Education. Professor McLean served as an honorary auditor for the Australian Universities Quality Agency from its inception in 2001 to its disbandment in 2011 and has chaired or been a member of eight university audit panels in three states of Australia. She continues to act as a reviewer for higher education authorities in several countries, including Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and has undertaken projects in higher education in Hong Kong, PNG and The Maldives. She served on the national executive of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and as a board member of Teaching Australia.

In 2008 she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia, the Australian College of Educators Queensland Medal and was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2009.


Professor Bill Lane Adjunct Professor William Bennett (Bill) Lane (Deputy Chairperson)
Nominee of the Minister (reappointed 3 December 2013 to 2 December 2017)

Master of Laws [University of Melbourne], Bachelor of Laws [University of Sydney], Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Queensland

Adjunct Professor Lane has been Professor of Law at QUT, having previously held academic positions in Law at the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland and La Trobe University. He has also served on a number of Commonwealth and Queensland Government tribunals and panels and is a member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law.


Mr Brian ShortMr Brian Robert Short
Nominee of the Minister (appointed 9 June 2016 to 2 December 2017)

Master of Arts [San Jose State University], Master of Literary Studies [University of Queensland], Bachelor of Educational Studies [University of Queensland], Diploma of Education [University of Queensland], Bachelor of Arts [University of Queensland]

Mr Short retired as Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School in 2013 after a 40-year career in secondary education. His leadership roles have included Head of Department, Dean of Studies and Deputy Headmaster — Curriculum, and his teaching experiences have included university lecturing in educational leadership and Australian national government. He remains involved in education as Chair of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Deputy Chair of the Independent Schools Queensland Block Grant Authority and an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University.

Mr Short is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Institute of Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mrs Helen RoyanMrs Helen Royan
Nominee of the Minister (appointed 9 February 2017 to 2 December 2017)

Master of Business Administration [University of New England], Master of Arts (Leadership) [Australian Catholic University], Graduate Diploma of Arts (Religious Studies) [Edith Cowan University], Bachelor of Education [McAuley College], Teaching Diploma [Notre Dame College of Education]

Mrs Royan has extensive experience in the education sector, particularly Catholic education. After four years of teaching primary school students in the United Kingdom, Mrs Royan relocated to Australia to continue her teaching career at Catholic schools located in the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese, where she later progressed to Principal.

Mrs Royan furthered her career in the Catholic education sector as a School Development Officer in the Cairns office, and later returned to Brisbane in 2006 to fulfil the roles of Area Supervisor, and Director, Learning and Teaching Services from 2012 to 2015.


Mr Bevan BrennanMr Bevan Brennan
Nominee of the Director-General of Education and Training (appointed 16 July 2015 to 2 December 2017)

Mr Brennan is Assistant Director-General, State Schools – Operations within the State Schools Division of the Department of Education and Training. He brings four decades of experience across a range of executive roles including Chair of the University of the Sunshine Coast Academic Advisory Board, Lead Auditor of a statewide team undertaking a range of education audits throughout Queensland and acting Regional Director of the North Coast Region. He has also held Principal and Executive Principal positions including Chancellor State College; Coorparoo Secondary College; and Sunshine Beach State High School.

Currently, Mr Brennan has an extensive portfolio focused on supporting the safety and wellbeing of students as well as student protection, disengaged youth, and parent and community engagement. He is also responsible for attainment strategies with a view to expanding opportunities for all students to reach their potential.

Mr Brennan is committed to a culture of achievement and high expectations in all state schools and espouses a growth mindset, listing feedback as a crucial requirement for progress towards individual goals and targets.


Mr David Robertson Mr David Harold Robertson
Nominee of The Association Independent Schools of Queensland Inc (reappointed 3 December 2013 to 2 December 2017)

Bachelor of Economics [University of Queensland], Certificate in Association Management

Mr Robertson is experienced in governance, financial and resource management and strategic policy development, particularly in the education and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently the Executive Director, Independent Schools Queensland and has held senior positions in both Independent Schools Queensland and the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria for over 27 years.

Mr Robertson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Qld),  and a member of the Australian Society of Association Executives and the Institute of Company Directors. He currently serves on a number of statutory and government boards and committees in the area of school education.


Dr Lee-Anne Perry AMDr Lee-Anne Perry AM
Nominee of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (appointed 27 July 2015 to 2 December 2017)

Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours), Diploma of Christian Leadership, Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Queensland), Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Australia), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Justice of the Peace

Dr Perry is the Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. Prior to her commencement in this role on 27 July 2015, Dr Perry was Principal of All Hallows' School, Brisbane, a position she held since 1999. Dr Perry has also held a number of teaching and leadership roles during her long standing involvement in Catholic education. She is a member of various state and national associations and committees concerned with education, including the National Catholic Education Commission and the Queensland University of Technology Council.

Last updated 22 September, 2017

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