Headmaster/CEO 2016

Announcement of Headmaster/CEO 2016

It is with pleasure that the Board of Trustees announce the appointment of Mr Richard Morrison as the sixteenth Headmaster/CEO of Ipswich Grammar School, commencing 1 January 2016. His appointment has the unanimous and unqualified support of all members of the Board.

Richard has a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) from Queensland University of Technology and is currently the Principal of Bremer State High School. Prior to this, Richard held multiple senior positions both locally and internationally including Executive Principal of Brisbane State High School (a member of the GPS Association) and Executive Director (Student Services) with Education Queensland.

Through his previous educational roles, Richard has demonstrated strong leadership by creating innovative learning programs, improving student outcomes, engaging communities to strengthen school positioning, actively participating in extra-curricular programs, building alumni relationships, actioning effective financial monitoring and successfully implementing strategic plans.

Richard brings with him strong academic and intellectual credentials. A passionate educator with over 30 years’ experience, Richard believes that schools have a unique opportunity to make a difference in young people’s lives and he is excited by the opportunity to further develop high quality specialised education for our young Men of Grammar.With his enthusiasm for quality teaching and learning in a school environment together with significant and diverse experience in guiding a school community, Richard will lead Ipswich Grammar School into a new chapter of achievement. This experience and knowledge coupled with his strong interpersonal skills, will enable him to serve as the next Headmaster with passion, energy and innovation.

With strong family connections to Ipswich Grammar School, Richard understands the rich history and community culture of our School and for the first time in many years, as Headmaster/CEO, he will reside in Ipswich, in close proximity to the School.

The Board are confident that the outstanding success for which this great School is known, will continue to grow under his leadership.

Adam Ward
Acting Chair of Board of Trustees