As a not-for-profit company, the NBCS’ Board adopts a corporate governance model that provides strategic direction, mentorship and accountability.
Our Board is a highly collaborative team, bringing together a wealth of professional backgrounds, including education, finance, business and government. This diversity of experience and expertise, enriches and supports our strategic planning and goal setting processes, helping us stay true to our Mission: “Excellence in Education, Christianity in Action”. The Board plays an invaluable role of keeping us accountable to our over-all vision, direction and financial management of the school.
Dr Rosemary Johnston
Rosemary is Professor of Education and Culture at UTS. She is the Founding Director of the International Research Centre for Youth Futures, an interdisciplinary centre concerned with the multiple influences on the futures of children and young people. Rosemary is a Chief Investigator on three ARC Linkage Grants and one of three international CIs on a UK Leverhulme Grant investigating Children and War 1890-1919. Her recent publications include Australian Literature for Young People (2017) and Children’s Literature and Culture of the First World War (2015). Rosemary leads several major projects that are philanthropically funded and are part of the Centre’s commitment to youth futures. Rosemary’s research interests include Australian literature and children’s literature; multimodal literacy education and learning; story and technology; poetics and theory of children’s literature; indigenous education; school education; children’s drama and culture; transdisciplinarity.
David is a business executive with extensive experience in building successful enterprises internationally as well as Australia. He has a strong belief that focusing on the customer will successfully drive the organisation’s core values, methods of operating and its performance measures. He is passionate about creating a climate where a learning culture can grow and flourish within an organisation. As a qualified accountant and with a degree in business, David has extensive general and financial management experience in retail and the consumer goods industry. He has been CFO of a public company and has worked with non-profit organisations as a leader of change. David is known for his strong leadership, organisational development, strategic planning capabilities and sound business judgement.
B.Ed., Dip.Teach.(Mathematics), Grad.Dip.Ed.Studs, M.Ed.
Eric has spent over 30 years in senior leadership roles in leading independent schools in Sydney and as Head of The Scots School, Bathurst. He has also held senior management roles in private enterprise ventures in the property sector. As an experienced school leader Eric’s role on the Board of NBCS is to draw on his experience in education and business. He wants to share his passion for education with a desire to see students achieve their potential, learn to think critically, to live intentionally, and to be the best they can be. He believes all children have extraordinary God-given potential and the NBCS environment provides the opportunity for students to realise their potential and to respond to God’s call on their lives. Eric believes NBCS is well positioned to build on its excellent reputation for responsive, personalised and cutting-edge educational practices and to achieve outstanding character development and academic outcomes for all students.
Peter Low is a business leadership coach who works with Christian men and women to encourage and practically equip them to be the next generation of market place leaders and Kingdom Builders. He is the founder of 100x which encourages people to provide a multiple return (not just a percentage return) on their gifts within business. After successfully building his managed cloud company (Cavalry) from a start-up, working from a bedroom at his parents’ home; to a multi-million-dollar, award-winning company with international offices, to selling his business to an international firm, Peter truly knows what fuels business and personal growth.
With an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Business Degree (UTS), Peter sees himself as a helper and passionately wishes to pass forward all his experience and wisdom to the next generation of market place leaders and Kingdom Builders. His diverse experience in business – from start up to corporate through all life cycles –gives him a nuance to organisational vision and growth. He believes that NBCS is extremely well positioned to prepare the next generation of leaders, to make the most of the exciting opportunities that will present themselves.
Mark is a bootstrap entrepreneur who has built several successful businesses over the years. An experienced Managing Director, with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry, Mark has been developing software for 27 years. Mark launched Literatu into the global K-12 education market in 2012 after selling his successful Risk Management software company in 2009. He is passionate about forging innovation in education, transforming manual processes that are inefficient, poorly delivered and lack measurable outcomes to improve outcomes. Mark graduated from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and is skilled in Business Process, Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Architecture.
Alan Schultz joined the NBCS staff as General Manager in 2001 and is focused on ensuring the vision of NBCS is resourced.
He has a degree in Administration and Leadership, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has extensive governance experience in not for profit organisations.
Alan previously worked in executive positions across the government and private sectors. His responsibilities have included running divisions of companies and roles in consulting, training, marketing, information technology and customer services in large companies across Australia and Asia Pacific.