Discover Nambour Christian College
Nambour Christian College is a leading independent school on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offering excellence in Christian education from 15 months of age to Year 12.
Through outstanding student achievements in academics, sport, instrumental music and performing arts, NCC has gained a reputation as an exceptional school for the past 38 years.
The College is governed by a Board of Directors. They comprise of professional men and women who give of their time and are very experienced in education at many levels and, collectively, adopt a professional approach to set the vision and strategic direction for all business units owned and operated by Nambour Christian College Ltd.
The Directors employ a Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the financial management, strategic direction, marketing and promotions, buildings, grounds and facilities as well as the employment of all Executive staff for each of the business units which currently comprise of –
Jesma O’Hara, Board Chair
B.A., M.A., Post Grad Dip., current Candidate D Min, MAICD.
Jesma has been a foundational board member of the College Board since 1989 and her five children have all graduated from NCC. She has held the position of Board Chair since 2001. Jesma has a BA major in Religious Studies, a Masters in Early Judaism and Early Christianity and is a highly respected author and lecturer, is the Founding Director for Neighbours Aid Community Stores Inc. since 2002 and is a Senior Global Project Officer for Neighbours Aid Community Stores Inc. Jesma brings visionary leadership to the Board and a passion for outreaching to the local Sunshine Coast and international community.
Bruce Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Dip.T, B.Ed., M.A.C.E.A.
Bruce’s initial involvement with NCC was as a parent, then as Deputy Principal and finally Head of College from 1991. He is currently the Chairman of Associated Christian Schools (ACS) and a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. Under Bruce’s leadership, the College has grown and matured into one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier educational institutions. In 2018, Bruce was appointed the CEO of the company.
Rev. Grad.Dip.Min. GAICD
Kerry has seen his three children graduate from NCC and has been a member of the College Board since 1998. With many years as a Youth Pastor in the Baptist Church and more recently head of the local Scripture Union, Kerry has been able to contribute significantly to the various College Mission Trips and Outreaches involving our students. Kerry’s business background in the media and advertising industry has enabled him to oversee the promotion and marketing function of the College for a number of years.
Stephen has been actively involved with Christian schooling since the early 1980’s. He brings his accounting background and financial and stockbroking experience to the Board, and to the Finance and Governance committees. Stephen retired from active business life in February 2015 but continues to be well involved in not-for-profits in Community banking, Christian schooling, and Christian mission. Past experience in not-for-profits includes 22 years leading in community radio and church boards.
B.A.(UQ), M.Ed.(Notre Dame USA), LLB Hons.(UQ)
Suzanne started her professional career as a teacher and now is a successful Barrister at Law. With extensive experience in law as it relates to schools and education, she brings to the College Board a practical and invaluable insight to the diverse legal issues confronted by schools, and Suzanne has contributed significantly to the College policies and procedures that positively impact our students and staff.
Dr Lynne Doneley
Dip Teach., Grad Dip. Ed Studs, M.Ed, M.Ed Admin, EdD MAICD, MACEL, MIML, Ass. Member AHISA, Member ICSEI
Lynne is currently the Executive Officer (Qld) of Associated Christian Schools and is the Board Chair of Gulf Christian College currently serving in this role for 10 years. She commenced in this position in 2007 after completing ten years as Principal of Genesis Christian College in the Pine Rivers Shire north of Brisbane. Lynne’s extensive experience as a classroom teacher, her various co-ordinating and managerial roles in schools in NSW and Queensland and her passion for Christian schooling all contributes significantly to the expertise level of the College Board.
Dr Shane Carlisle
Shane has been a parent at NCC since 2000. Inspired by the Parents in Partnership message during a brief office-bearing role in the NCC P&F, he has developed and facilitated a program teaching Christian principles for sexuality education to our year 8 students since 2005. Along with a passion for Christ-centered education, through his General Practice business Shane brings experience in the development, implementation and management of team-based systems.
BCom (Mktg), F.Edplus
John has been a parent of NCC since 2000 with both his boys graduating from the College. He was the President of the NCC P&F for eight years and spent 10 years on staff at NCC as Director of Marketing & Community Relations. He now has his own consulting business assisting Christian schools and Not-for-Profits throughout Queensland. John brings to the College Board a significant level of expertise and experience in business development, governance, community engagement and strategic planning.
Dr Tim McNamara
MB.BS, FRCPA, GradDip (computing)
Tim has worked on the Sunshine Coast for 21 years in both public and private practice as a medical pathologist. He has been Director of Clinical Pathology for Pathology Queensland initially at Nambour General Hospital and currently at Sunshine Coast University Hospital for over 15 years. He is a former parent of two children who graduated from NCC. He brings to the College Board experience in quality systems, computing, large department management, organisational accreditation and small business management.