The daily operation of The Cathedral School lies with the School Executive.
Mr Ian Gamack - Principal
Ms Diane Brisbane - Deputy Principal - Operations
Mr Ralph Carolan - Head of Senior School
Mr Allan Carman - Director of Studies - Senior School
Mr Darren Parks - Head of Middle School
Mr Luke Baills - Head of Junior School
Mrs Toni Lanphier - Registrar
Mr Steve Cracknell - Services and Infrastructure Manager
The overall management of The Cathedral School lies with the Board of Directors. The Board plays a critical role in the successful governance of the school, responsible for its strategic planning and policy, protection of assets, approving the budget and appointing the Principal. Theirs is a voluntary task.
Board of Directors
Board Directors Qualifications/Experience
Mr Philip Askin
Experience: Mr Askin is a partner with Roberts Nehmer McKee and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1981 has been practicing law since. He holds a Bachelor of Law and Diploma of Legal Studies. Mr Askin has been associated with the School since 1992. He has served as a Member of a number of Boards and Councils including The Good Shepherd Homes Council.
Special Responsibilities: Chairman of the Board and Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mr Ian Stark
Experience: Mr Stark is a Quantity Surveyor and has been a Member of the Council/Board of Directors since 1999.
Special Responsibilities: Chairman of Operations Committee of School Board.
Mr Troy Popham
Qualifications: BCom, Commissioner for Declarations, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Member, AICD, TIA Registered Tax Agent
Experience: Troy is on the Board of Directors of Moore Stephens (Queensland) Ltd, and is the Business Services Principal in the Townsville office. He joined the firm in 1992 and has over 25 years’ experience in taxation and business services in the North Queensland region.
Special Responsibilities: Member of Audit and Finance Committee
Professor Nola Alloway
Qualifications: Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, James Cook University
Experience: Professor Nola Alloway is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences at James Cook University Townsville and Cairns. Nola is also a Board Member of the Queensland College of Teachers.
Mrs Carolyn McManus
Experience: Mrs McManus is a prominent businesswoman in North Queensland with five Coffee Clubs and a Ribs and Rumps franchises in her portfolio.