Senior Management Team

David Brunckhorst

Provost and CEO

Dr David Brunckhorst, BSc, PhD (UQ), GradDipComp (QUT), GradDipMgt (Melb) FQA

David studied Zoology (BSc, PhD) at The University of Queensland and holds graduate diplomas in computing and management. He is an Honorary Professor at UQ, an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of the University of New England, where he was Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Rural Futures, and a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences. Formerly a marine biologist, David has directed several national inquiries for the Federal House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and advised Australian and world leaders. He has received several awards, including two prestigious international awards: a UNESCO medal for services to ecological sciences and the George B. Fell Award for exceptional contributions to resource and environmental science and policy. He is the author or editor of 10 books and some 150 scientific papers. David and his family are active members of the Uniting Church and he volunteers for a number of community groups.


Kelly Wade-Johnson, Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Ms Kelly Wade-Johnson, MA (Hons) International Relations (St And), (current studies: PhD)

Kelly completed a MA (Hons) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) in 2010. After moving to Brisbane in 2011, Kelly taught in the School of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Queensland until 2017. She has also worked with the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect as a Research Assistant and as an External Marker for the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. Kelly joined Emmanuel College as a tutor in 2012, becoming Senior Academic Tutor in 2016. As Dean of Students, Kelly is focused on developing and producing exceptional support services for all Emmanuel students.



Director, Office of Advancement

Ms Margy Chatburn, BA (UQ), GradDipComn (QUT)

Margy was educated at Somerville House and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) at The University of Queensland in 1978. Moving to Sydney in 1980, Margy worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), returning to Brisbane with the department in 1995. Margy left DFAT in 1998 and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication (major in Public Relations) at QUT. Since this time, Margy has worked in the not-for-profit sector in public relations and fundraising and now works closely with Emmanuel’s Provost David Brunckhorst in the areas of alumni relations, fundraising, and public relations.



Chief Operating Officer

Mr Anthony Welsh, MAICD

Anthony was educated and worked in the UK before moving to Brisbane in 1984. He has provided accounting and financial advice to business in a wide range of industries including mining, horticulture, manufacturing and distribution. For the past 10 years, Anthony has worked in the not-for-profit sector and has been the Business Manager at Emmanuel College since 2010.

Student Services

Dean of Students
Ms Kelly Wade-Johnson, MA (Hons) International Relations, (current studies: PhD)

Assistant Dean (Academic)
Ms Charlotte Lawrence, BA (Hons), MLing, (current studies: PhD)

Assistant Dean (Pastoral) and Resident Life Coach
Mrs Jennifer Jasinski, BSc(Kin), PCC(ICF), MHFA

Assistant Dean (Residential)
Mr Michael D’Arcy, BEcon, BA (Hons)

Administration Officer
Mrs Nicky Hart

Mr Duncan Barlow, BA, BMin, BTh, MA(Th)

Hall Porters
Mr Peter Leventis
Mr John McLeod

Residential Tutors
Mr Ryan Lechner, BInSt, (current studies: MPaCS)
Mr Martin Lo, BSc, (current studies: MD, MPhil)
Ms Charlotte Ritchie, BSc, (current studies: MConsBiol)

Events Management

Events Manager
Mrs Lynette Jackson

Executive Chef
Mr Greg Slack

Administration and Operations

Accounts and Payroll Officer
Ms Marie Halloran, DipAcctg, BAS Agent

Administration Officer
Mrs Nicky Hart

Marketing and Communications Officer
Ms Michelle James, BA, GCArts(WEP)

Personal Assistant to the Provost and CEO
Ms Sharon Burridge

Property Officer
Ramon Taylor

Supervisor, Cleaning Services
Shelley Ferguson

Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society

Dr Paul Tyson, PhD