Honorary Fellows

Mr Thomas James Appleton

Thomas (Tom) Appleton is a native of lpswich and was educated at lpswich Grammar School. He attended Emmanuel College first in 1959 to 1960 during his third and fourth years of undergraduate studies. He served as chapel organist upon completion... read more

Major General Peter Arnison AC

Major General (Retired) Peter Arnison AC CVO served for 37 years in the Australian Regular Army in a variety of Infantry command appointments, retiring as Land Commander, Australia, in June 1996. He was appointed as Queensland’s 23rd Governor, serving from... read more

Mrs Heather Atkinson

Heather Atkinson says she has always been a scribbler, interested in recording the lives and times of those around her. As a clerical worker in the Emmanuel College office in the 1960s the Principal encouraged Heather to enrol in the... read more

Reverend Professor Norman Barker

Born in 1928, Norm grew up at Samsonvale and Dayboro. He attended the Dayboro State School and the State Commercial High School in Brisbane. From 1945 to 1950 he worked in the Commonwealth Bank and in 1951 he was accepted... read more

Mrs Nancy Bonnin

Nancy Bonnin was born in Cleveland, Queensland and attended Brisbane Girls Grammar School. She has worked at the NSW State Library School, the UQ’s Fryer Library, Stanford Library, and the University of Chicago Library and edited The Dishonorable by J.... read more

Mr Donald Boyd

Don grew up in Muckadilla, in western Queensland, and was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School, before studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law at The University of Queensland while resident at Emmanuel College from 1968 to 1972. Don is... read more

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Dame Quentin Bryce was born in Brisbane and spent her early years in Ilfracombe, a small town in central western Queensland. In 1965, she graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of... read more

Mr George Chapman AO

George was resident at Emmanuel College from 1956 to 1958 while he completed a Bachelor of Surveying. He set up his first surveying practice in 1961 at the age of 23, learning not only about surveying but also the day-to-day... read more

Mr Craig Chudleigh

Central Queensland-born Craig Chudleigh resided at Emmanuel from 1986–1988 while studying for his Law and Commerce degrees at The University of Queensland. After graduating, Craig worked for a number of banking, investment management and financial planning firms in Australia and... read more

Mrs Kara Chudleigh

Kara Chudleigh’s (nee Evans) life-long passion for sport and her leadership potential were first recognised in 1989 when she was awarded Sportswoman of the Year, School Captain and Dux of Lismore High School. While studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of... read more

Reverend Gordon Coutts

Gordon Coutts was born in Gordonvale, Queensland, educated at Gordonvale State School and Cairns High School to Junior standard and employed by the Commercial Bank of Australia Limited for nine years in various branches in north and south Queensland. While... read more

Mr David Crombie AM

Mr Crombie was a founding partner in GRM International, a company managing development projects in Australia and overseas. GRM was sold in 1992 and he retired as Managing Director in 2000. David remained on the Board and acquired a minor... read more

Mr Allan Davies

Allan grew up in Mt Isa and was educated at Mt Isa High School and Brisbane Grammar School before studying a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Queensland while resident at Emmanuel College from 1970 to 1973. Allan has... read more

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies

Iyla Davies (nee McKay) was an Emmanuel fresher in 1978. She was admitted as a lawyer in 1983 and for over 20 years was a law academic specialising in family law, dispute resolution and mediation. Iyla has also held community... read more

Dr John Drewe

John Drewe was born in Townsville; his father was an engineer and his mother a teacher. John was educated mainly at BBC, where he was a boarder for eight years. He entered Emmanuel in 1958, studied commerce for one year... read more

Ms Jacinda Euler

Jacinda Euler was raised on a farm in the South Burnett and was educated at Goomeri State School and Ipswich Girls Grammar School. Jacinda completed a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland and was a resident at Emmanuel... read more

Mr David Graham

David DH Graham is Non-Executive Chairman and founder of DDH Graham Limited, a funds administration and management company. He was born in Homehill and educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). David was a member of Emmanuel College from... read more

Reverend Professor Emeritus James Haire AC

Reverend Professor Emeritus James Haire AC is Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Director of the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre, and Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University, Canberra. His other appointments have included: President... read more

Dr Keith Hawken

Keith Hawken was born in Melbourne, went to school at Geelong College and completed his tertiary education at The University of Queensland. He attended Emmanuel from 1960 to 1964, studying a Bachelor of Vet Science and was President of the... read more

Ms Jenny Hutson

Jenny Hutson is founder and managing director of Wellington Capital Limited. She leads a team of 30 professionals who have acted as corporate advisers on over $1.5 billion in projects. Jenny is currently Chairperson of ASX listed G8 Education which... read more

Professor Marcia Langton AM

Marcia Langton was born in 1951 and grew up in south-central Queensland and Brisbane as a descendant of the Yiman and Bidjara nations. She was educated at Aspley State High School before enrolling at The University of Queensland. Disillusioned with... read more

Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Ian Macfarlane is the federal member for Groom, an electorate which covers Toowoomba, known around Australia as the Garden City, and some of Australia’s richest farming land on the Darling Downs. Ian has a deep connection with regional Australia after... read more

Mr Andrew McCabe

A familiar face around College since 1998 when he first resided at Emmanuel, Andrew McCabe is perhaps best known in our community as the founding Pipe Major of the University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College, a position he... read more

Mr Paul McLean MBE

Paul was resident at Emmanuel College from 1972–1974, studying a dual degree Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics. Paul is probably best known as a very successful rugby union player and has an impressive rugby family tree. Doug McLean Senior represented... read more

Reverend Dr Marjorie Neil

Marjorie Neil is a retired Uniting Church Minister; married to Rev Dr Des Neil (Emmanuel 1954-1959) and both her PhD and MA dissertations were in the area of Ethics. She is presently a member of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s... read more

Mr Robert Nicol

Joining the Emmanuel College community in the last year of the “old” College at Wickham Terrace, Bob moved to St Lucia in 1956 in his second year of Engineering. During his College years, he represented the College in rugby, rifle... read more

Mr Bruce Pearce

Bruce Pearce is the longest-serving present Emmanuel College councillor, having joined as a Presbyterian Church nominee in 1989. He was born in Crows Nest, educated at Pechey State School nearby, then as a boarder at Brisbane Boys’ College and at... read more

Dr Heather Smith PSM

Dr Heather Smith was appointed Deputy Secretary, G20 Sherpa in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in September 2013. She was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2015 for outstanding public service as Australia’s sherpa for the 2014... read more

Mr Mark Sowerby

Mark is the founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds, and agriculture. Established in 2006, Blue Sky has invested expansion and venture... read more

Hon Wayne Swan MP

Wayne Swan was born in Nambour, Queensland in 1954. He was educated at Nambour Primary School and Nambour State High School before undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree at The University of Queensland while staying at Emmanuel College. He... read more

Professor Deborah Terry AO

Professor Deborah Terry AO commenced as Vice-Chancellor and President of Curtin University in February 2014. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Deborah and was educated in the UK and Australia where she completed her secondary education at Canberra Girls Grammar School.... read more

Mr Graham Elgin Thomson AM

Graham Thomson completed his primary education at the Winton State School and the Ingham Rural School, received his secondary education while boarding at Thornburgh College, Charters Towers and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of... read more

Mrs Diane Tinkler

Diane was educated at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, The University of Auckland, and The University of Queensland. Diane’s career spanned human resources consulting in Queensland for 37 years. Previous employment included secondary school teaching and research and counselling at Auckland... read more

Mr Graham “Skroo” Turner

Flight Centre Limited managing director Graham “Skroo” Turner was raised on an apple orchard near the Queensland town of Stanthorpe and educated at Toowoomba Grammar School. He was resident at Emmanuel College while completing his Veterinary Science degree. After graduating... read more

Mr Neil Watson OAM

Neil Watson came to Emmanuel College in 1947. In 1950 he graduated in Engineering and commenced work with the PMG Department (later called Telecom Australia and now Telstra). In 1965 he graduated with the degree of Master of Engineering from... read more