Executive Leadership


Mr Daniel Walker

B.A. B.Ed. (UQ), M.Ed. (Monash), MACEL

Mr Daniel Walker is Canterbury’s fifth Principal, having joined the College in 2019.

As our Principal, Dan is committed to Canterbury College being known as a school which inspires ‘all-round’ World Ready success in every student.

Although he sees academic achievement as our number one priority, student engagement across a wide range of sport, music, the arts, business, technology, ‘thought sports’, community service and leadership opportunities is our overarching goal.

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Deputy Principal

Mrs Meagan King

B.Ed. (USYD), M.Ed. (UNE)

Mrs King oversees the quality and development of our holistic, all-around education offering at Canterbury, leading forward-thinking teaching and learning, co-curricular, service and leadership strategy.

She is the Chief of Staff of the College, closely monitoring the operation of the College’s ELC to 12 teaching and learning and co-curricular programs.

Mrs King joins Canterbury College from Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth, where she has held the senior leadership position of Director of Innovation.

Prior to this she was Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Performance at A.B. Paterson College on the Gold Coast.

Mrs King has vast teaching experience from ELC to Year 12, including in the area of Mathematics, which she teaches at Canterbury.

Director of Business and Finance

Mr Johan Louw

B.Comm.(Acc.), B.Acc.Sc. (Hons.), Fin.Mgt., Corp.Law and Acc.Theory (USQ)

Mr Louw joined Canterbury as the Financial Controller after serving as College Accountant at Calvary Christian College for 11 years. Prior to this he gained experience over 15 years in a range of industries, from small businesses to large international corporates, in various financial and business management positions. He is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants.

In his role, Mr Louw drives strategy and operational management of all aspects of the College’s financial modelling and performance, its budget processes and the execution of business unit and capital project plans.

Head of Junior School

Ms Karen Roman

B.Ed. Learning Technology (Griffith University), M.Ed. Literacy (QUT)

Ms Roman has most recently served as the Manager of Student Services at Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), the peak body which represents and coordinates the efforts of the independent school sector across the state.

In this role, Karen worked with hundreds of schools in the areas of learning support and inclusion, as well as curriculum planning, and has conducted dozens of reviews for school Principals into all areas of their operations.

Karen is an experienced school leader, previously serving as Head of Junior School at a large independent school on the Gold Coast for many years.

She is focused on the primacy of the classroom and ensuring there is a disciplined, caring and high-energy approach by all teachers in the Junior School.

Ms Roman achieves this through a wise use of talent and enthusiasm with staff, and a clear vision for how to maximise the achievement of every single student.

Importantly, Karen is aligned with our current direction and brings new insight to our existing programs and processes in student wellbeing, behaviour and academic achievement.

Head of Senior School

Mrs Rebecca Adamson

M.EdL., B.Ed., Grad Cert Career Development Practice, Cert III in Systematic Theology, MACEL

Mrs Adamson oversees the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of our students in Years 7-12.

She works with the Senior School leadership team, including Heads of Faculty and Heads of House, prioritising the academic and pastoral wellbeing of all its students in pursuit of our World Ready mantra.

She joined Canterbury as Dean of Studies from Brisbane’s Iona College, where she was the Head of Pedagogy and Senior Years Learning and Teaching, and previously the Head of English.

Mrs Adamson moved into the Head of Senior School role in 2021.

Mrs Adamson is extremely dedicated to supporting students in both their academic success and overall holistic achievement.