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 over 40 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 which currently comprises of –
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.
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.
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.
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.
MB.BS, FRCPA, GradDip (computing)
Tim has worked on the Sunshine Coast since 1996 as a Medical Pathologist. He was the Director of Clinical Pathology at Nambour General Hospital and subsequently Sunshine Coast Public Hospital until 2019. He currently works in Private Practice with QML Pathology. 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.
ANDRE DESBIENS, CA
BCOM (ACCTG), POST GRAD DIPL (Accountancy), Chartered Accountant (Australia and Canada)
Andre has been a parent of NCC since 2007 when he and his family moved to the Sunshine Coast from Canada. Both of his daughters having graduated from the College. As a parent representative, he assisted the College with the preparation of its strategic plan in 2016. In late 2017, he joined the Finance Committee and then the full board in 2018 where he continues as a member of our finance committee. Andre is currently the Chief Financial Officer of large mining contracting business operating throughout Queensland. Prior to this, Andre was a Senior Manager with KPMG in their Audit and Advisory practice. Andre brings over 20 years of experience in senior financial management roles in both the private and public sectors.
Fran currently works in a law firm in Brisbane, predominantly practicing in employment, discrimination and school law. She has extensive experience in both the legal private practice and the public sector. Fran brings a high professional ethic to the Board, together with an ability to connect and inspire those around her. She is married to Tony and they have four children.
Margie has worked at NCC since 1991 and is currently the Business Manager and Secretary for the Board.