Board of Directors


Gayle Walters (President and Chair)

Gayle has been involved in education and P&Cs for the past 10 years. She is a member of Patricks Road State School P&C and held the positions of President from 2006 to 2011 and QCPCA Representative from 2005 to 2012. She has held numerous positions across all subcommittees.

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Tamra Costello (Director)

Tamra graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Education in 1992 and has worked as an educator for 25 years, in various roles as a high school teacher, swimming instructor, sporting coach and study coach.

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Alison Curtis (Director)

Alison is a volunteer working parent with nearly 20 years participation, first as a P&C Executive member of both Rangeville SS and Centenary Heights SHS in Toowoomba and most recently as Darling Downs South West Area Co-ordinator.

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Matthew Rowan (Director)

Currently in his 4th year on a P&C and 3rd as Secretary, and as a father of four children aged from 8 to 2, Matthew is highly motivated to help improve the operational effectiveness of P&Cs to achieve greater outcomes for students, staff and wider school community. Matthew wants to ensure volunteers’ time is valued and the government does more to recognise the important role P&Cs and parent engagement play in education in our state schools.

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Chris Taylor (Director)

Chris Taylor has spent many years volunteering for various organisations promoting education and training, including the Housing Industry Association (Chairman of the National Training Committee and as a member of the National Policy Congress)

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Toni Brearley Oct 2014

Toni Brearley (Director)

With 10 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector, Toni has held senior positions in sector peak bodies, community services organisations and is currently the Deputy CEO of the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) - a professional association for not-for-profit leaders.

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