Executive Leadership

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Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Daniel Walker

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

Mr Daniel Walker is Canterbury’s fifth Principal. He joined Canterbury in 2019 from Seymour College in Adelaide, where he was the Deputy Principal. He is an experienced school leader, having also served at the Anglican Church Grammar School as Deputy Head of Senior School, and at Brisbane State High School, where he was Head of Humanities and then Deputy Principal.

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Deputy Principal

Mr Paul Diete

B.Sc. (UQ), Grad. Dip. Ed. (UWA)

Mr Diete is responsible for the quality of curriculum and cocurriculum programs, as well as the quality of teaching and College operations from Kindy to Year 12.

Prior to joining Canterbury in 2019, Mr Diete worked at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane, where he was Dean of Studies and previously the Head of Maths, Years 7 – 9. He has also worked at a variety of schools encompassing boys’, girls’ and coeducational systems, including time at Somerville House in Brisbane and Penrhos College in Perth.

Mr Diete holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Mathematics and English Literature as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education with Majors in Biology and Mathematics. He has taught Biology (Senior School) and Science (Junior School) but has developed over the years a particular focus and passion for teaching Mathematics in the middle years of schooling.

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Head of Junior School

Mr Bill Garland

B.A and B.Teach. (ACU), M.Ed. (Melbourne University)

Mr Garland joined Canterbury at the beginning of 2018 from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School in Melbourne, where he was the Deputy Head of the Junior School. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research, Professional Learning and Assessment, as well as Head of Mathematics, at Christ Church Grammar School in South Yarra.

He has previously worked in Catholic Education where he held a number of leadership and classroom teaching positions.

Mr Garland is responsible for the operations of the Junior School, including curriculum, teaching and learning, reporting, parent engagement and student connections, wellbeing and behaviour.

Dean of Studies

Mrs Rebecca Adamson

B.Ed. (Secondary) (GU), MACEL.

Mrs Adamson is responsible for the academic program in the Secondary School, including curriculum, assessment and the quality of teaching. She works with teachers to develop quality and engaging curriculum and in supporting students as they make decisions about their pathways and school and for their post school life.

Mrs Adamson joined Canterbury in 2020 from Iona College in Brisbane, where she was the Head of Pedagogy and Senior Years Learning and Teaching and previously the Head of English. She has also worked extensively with the QCAA in both the OP system and in preparation for the new QCE system. Mrs Adamson is currently completing her Master of Education in Educational Leadership.

She is a passionate English and Geography teacher who also has experience teaching History and Religious Education. Mrs Adamson is dedicated to supporting students in both their academic success and overall holistic achievement.

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Dean of Students

Mr Greg Wacker

Dip. T. (Manual Arts), B.Ed., M.Ed., Cert. IV Workplace Training and Assessing.

Mr Wacker is responsible for working with the Heads of House and the wider College community in supporting and developing the overall wellbeing and discipline of the Secondary School students across all domains of the College’s Wellbeing blueprint.

As a teacher, Mr Wacker has a passion for Design Technology, with experience in a range of workshop subjects. His previous positions include Head of Faculty and Director of Boarding at independent schools across Queensland including, most recently, at Scots PGC Warwick.

Mr Wacker is also an active member of the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve where he specialises as a Training Systems Officer at RAAF Base Amberley.

Director of Community Engagement

Ms Nancy Fadden

B.Admin.(Tourism)(Hons)/B.Mrktg (JCU), M.Mrktg (UoN)

Ms Nancy Fadden joined Canterbury College in 2017 as the Marketing Manager, after more than ten years in education marketing at West Moreton Anglican College and James Cook University.

She was proud to step up to the Director of Community Engagement role in 2019, at a time of great excitement and change, heralding in new College branding and a modernised, fresh suite of publications, whilst overseeing a new team comprising of enrolments, domestic and international marketing and reception staff.

Ms Fadden oversees College communications, PR and marketing as well as alumni, community and parent liaison in her diverse portfolio.

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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 in 2019 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.