Senior Management Team

David Brunckhorst

Principal and CEO

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

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 and an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of the University of New England, where he was Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Rural Futures. 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.


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Vice Principal

Dr Lesa Scholl, BA (Hons), GradCert Education, MPhil (UQ), PhD (London)

Lesa completed her PhD in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, the University of London, and was Teacher in Charge of English and Drama at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, Surrey, UK. She regularly speaks at international conferences around the world and her work has been published in top journals in her field, including Literature Compass and Women’s History Review. Her books include: Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman: Charlotte Bronte, Harriet Martineau and George Eliot (2011), the co-edited Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (2015), and Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature: Want, Riots, Migration (2016). She is the editor for the Senior Common Room’s book project, Medicine and What it Means to be Human, and is currently working on a new book, The Poetics of Hunger: Anglo-Catholic Affect and Altruism. Lesa has been at Emmanuel since 2009, holding the positions of Dean of Academic Studies — primarily responsible for developing the College’s robust undergraduate academic program and Senior Common Room — and Dean of College — responsible for admissions, pastoral care, and overseeing the academic program. Lesa Scholl’s curriculum vitae is available from Academia.



Director 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 Principal David Brunckhorst in the areas of alumni relations, fundraising, and public relations.



Business Manager

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.

Management Team

Events Manager
Mrs Lynette Jackson

Executive Chef
Mr Greg Slack

Administration and Support

Accounts and Payroll Officer
Mrs Cassandra Little

Administration Officer
Mrs Nicky Hart

Assistant Dean (Academic)
Ms Charlotte Lawrence, BA (Hons), MLing

Assistant Dean (Pastoral) and Resident Life Coach
Mrs Jennifer Jasinski, CPCC, ACC, BSc(Kin)

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

Director, Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society
Dr Paul Tyson, PhD

Hall Porters
Mr Peter Leventis
Mr John McLeod

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

Personal Assistant to the Principal
Ms Sharon Burridge

Residential Tutors
Mr Michael D’Arcy, BEcon, BA (Hons)
Mr Martin Lo, BSc (current studies: MD, MPhil)
Ms Kelly Wade-Johnson, MA (Hons) International Relations