Our Board

Board Structure 2021

Board Contact: chair@riverschool.com.au

Governance Structure

Global Network of Neohumanist Schools

Board Members

Marcus Bussey

Marcus Bussey

Chair

Marcus Bussey is Deputy Head, School of Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Before entering academia in 2004 he spent 20 years as a teacher in a wide range of classrooms. He has been involved with the Neohumanist Education movement since 1987 and has taught, workshopped and written widely on this subject. He has been a proud supporter of the River School since its opening in 1995. He is a co-editor of Neohumanist Educational Futures (2006). His profile can be found at: https://www.usc.edu.au/staff-repository/dr-marcus-bussey

Michael Towsey

Michael Towsey

Board Member

Michael Towsey graduated with a BScHons in biology from Auckland University in 1970. In 1988, he obtained a Diploma of Education from University of Queensland, which was followed by two years of teaching science at Nambour High School. He completed a PhD in Computer Science from University of Queensland in 1998, and has held research positions at Queensland University of Technology since 1997.

The common thread in his research career has been to apply artificial intelligence techniques to solve biological problems. These have ranged from the sublime (analysis of bird song) to the ridiculous (analysis of milk yield in cow herds)!

Michael joined The River School Board in 2014. Most of his work for the school involves ensuring that the school meets its regulatory and reporting obligations to Government bodies. It is just a small part of the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that our teachers get to make their magic in the classroom.

Brian King

Brian King

Board Member

After a few years as a member of the River School’s Advisory Committee, Brian was recently invited to become a member of the School’s Board. With 35 years experience working in schools, Brian can positively share his knowledge, wisdom and experiences in education.

Early in his teaching, Brian taught Mathematics and Science at Goondiwindi State High School, Bundaberg State High School and Gympie State High. Brian completed his last four years at Gympie High as a Deputy Principal. In 2001 he was appointed as Principal of Murgon State High School. After 8 and a half years at Murgon, he took up the position as Principal of Maleny State High School.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2015, Brian was forced to retire earlier than expected but he is pleased to continue his connection with The River School, through his position on the School Board.

Kimberly Camrass

Kimberly Camrass

Board Member

Kimberly Camrass is the Sustainability Manager at Griffith University and is also completing a PhD in regenerative sustainability and futures studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She holds a Master of Environment (Education for Sustainability) and has significant experience in the governance of organisations across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors. Previously a primary school teacher, Kimberly has a particular passion for inspiring learners of all ages to connect with and care for the natural world. She is also a yoga teacher and a strong believer in the many benefits of this practice for young people.
Liam Mayo

Liam Mayo

Board Member

Liam Mayo is a CEO, writer and public speaker who specializes in helping people navigate transformational change. With a focus on engaging people through change, Liam specializes in working with marginalized communities and vulnerable people in complex environments to achieve sustainable, just and desired futures. Liam has extensive international experience working with governments, the private sector and non-government agencies to incorporate community engagement and development practices in the design and delivery of policies, strategies and plans. Over the years, Liam has expanded his work to integrate strategic planning and foresight methodology in his work covering education, health, housing, employment, domestic violence, youth, refugees and disability services. With his writing published widely, he is also a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies and an Adjunct Industry Fellow for The School of Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Latest school events

There are always so many exciting and enriching events and activities happening at The River School. Take a look at some of the latest news from around school and beyond...

Contact Information

The River School
251 Bridge Creek Road  (PO Box 411)  Maleny QLD 4552
Primary School: (07) 5494 3559
Early Childhood Centre: (07) 5499 9359
admin@riverschool.com.au