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New Chair of Board of Trustees

7th March 2023


Townsville Grammar School’s Board of Trustees has appointed a new Chair, Mr Carl Valentine, who takes on the role from Judge Stuart Durward AM KC GAICD, who has held the position for 25 years, having been a Trustee for 27 years.

Mr Valentine, who was appointed to the Board in 2021, is the Managing Partner of PVW Partners, with more than 25 years’ experience in taxation, accounting, business advisory matters and business strategy.

Mr Valentine reflected, “It is humbling to have taken on the role of Chair of an organisation that has an incredible 135-year history and immense amount to offer the families and community of regional Queensland. I am excited to be applying my experience and expertise to this incredible school that my children attend, and to be part of building the future of North Queensland’s very own Grammar School, one of only eight Grammar Schools in Queensland.

“Our School is governed by a fully volunteer Board of Trustees, with each member of the Board having a strong connection to the School and community, and who each bring unique skills and experiences. Our Board supports a wonderful leadership team, teaching staff and support staff, all of whom are focused on our students entering good and exiting better, as per the motto, Bonus Intra Melior Exi”.

Principal of Townsville Grammar School, Mr Timothy Kelly, said the School community has been delighted to welcome Mr Valentine in this capacity as Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Mrs Bev Price as Deputy Chair.

“Mr Valentine’s appointment is a significant event in our School’s story,” said Mr Kelly. “It is fitting that we have also just re-opened the historic School House, the original building on the North Ward heritage site, built in 1888. Judge Durward was instrumental in this redevelopment project, and it is wonderful to see it come to fruition as he ends his tenure as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“Our School community remains indebted to Judge Durward for his incredible service spanning more than 25 years, governing the School through times of change and challenge.

“We have warmly welcomed Mr Valentine and Mrs Price in their appointed roles as Chair and Deputy Chair, and very much look forward to the next chapter of the story of this great School under their governance,” said Mr Kelly.

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