Townsville Grammar School is proud to congratulate the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, His Honour Judge Stuart Durward, on his acknowledgement in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
As a servant of his community, and as a role model for our students, Judge Durward has set an incredibly high standard.
Upon hearing the news of his award, Judge Durward, in his usual humble manner, said “I regard the award as an honour for our whole school community, not just Noela and me.”
Below is the full official summary of our Chairman’s list of many community service and career achievements:
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
His Honour Judge Stuart Gordon DURWARD, Townsville Qld 4810
For significant service to the law and the judiciary, to the provision of legal services to
the Australian Defence Force, to education, and to the community.
District Court of Queensland:
Judge, Townsville, since 2006.
Judge, Children's Court of Queensland, since 2006.
Judge, Planning and Environment Court of Queensland, since 2006.
Senior Counsel, since 1999.
Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland, since 1976.
Australian Defence Force:
Brigadier and Deputy Judge Advocate General, Australian Army, since 2014.
Various roles, Australian Defence Force Legal Service, 1988-2014.
Member, Army Reserve, since 1988.
Queensland Bar Association:
President, North Queensland Bar Association, 1997-1998; Vice President, 2004-2006.
Member, State Council, 1993.
President, North Queensland Medico-Legal Society, 2005-2006.
Panel Member, Legal Practice Committee, 2004-2006.
Judicial Member, Queensland Bar Association, current.
Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 2006.
Grammar Schools Queensland Association:
Inaugural Chairman, 2001-2004.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Townsville Grammar School, since 1997; Member, 1995-1997.
Chairman, Grammar Old Boys Rugby Club, 2002-2004, Foundation Director, 1999-2007 and
Life Member, since 2015.
Chairman, Northern Regional Health Authority, 1991-1995.
Chairman, Townsville Hospital Foundation, 1992-2013.
Involved with various community groups, including: the Townsville Area Street Kids
Association, Lions Clubs International, Scouts, NQ Military Museum and Ronald McDonald