CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTONE (BID 79-90) – PRESIDENT

BA (Hons) LLB, LLM (UQ), Grad Dip Mil Law (ANU)

Mr Johnstone attended TSS in the prep school between 1979 and 1982 and then again as a boarder in Biddle House between 1989 and 1990. He practises as a barrister in Brisbane having previously practised as a solicitor in Sydney, London and the Middle East.

Mr Johnstone is also a legal officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (Specialist Reserves) with the rank of Squadron Leader and in 2019, he deployed to the Middle East on Operation Accordion and was awarded the Australian Operational Service Medal.

He was a member of the OSA Council between 1998 and 2001 and re-joined upon his return to Brisbane in 2007. Chris was vice-president of the OSA in 2015 and 2016 and has held the position of President since 2017.

 

SCOTT PARRY (MCK 66-90) – HONORARY SECRETARY

BA (UQ)

Scott is the Queensland State General Manager for Westpac and St George SME Banking. He leads a team of over 90 bankers and leaders across the State that support Queensland’s important Micro, Small and Medium Business sector.

Scott has worked in the banking and financial services sector for over 25 years, including 19 years of service at Westpac. Throughout his career, he has also held senior leadership roles in Westpac’s Consumer Bank and The Bank of Queensland. Scott has also worked firsthand with SME businesses and various industries across the State.

Prior to commencing a career in banking, Scott completed his education at The Southport School (1986-1990) and the University of Queensland (1991-1994). He has served as secretary of the OSA since 2018.

 

PETER WALLER (WAL 82-87) – HONORARY TREASURER

LLB (QUT), PG Dip Dispute Resolution (Bond)

Mr Waller attended TSS in the Senior School as a Day Boy in Walker House between 1982 and 1987. He practices as a solicitor on the Gold Coast. He is the father of two recent Old Boys and a current parent. He has been a member of the OSA Council since 2014 and the Treasurer of the since 2017.

 

SCOTT ANDREWS (WAL 94-98)

Scott is a Senior Software Engineer for IBM based in their Gold Coast Security Research and Development Lab, joining shortly after completing his studies at Bond University. In his varied roles of Cloud Identity Architect and Scenario Owner for Digital Trust, he specialises in Cyber Security focussing on Risk and Fraud detection and mitigation, Identity and Access Management and frictionless user experiences.

He holds four patents and has co-authored three books and is recognised for his professional mentoring and technical giveback.

Scott joined the Old Southportonians’ Association at the 2007/2008 Annual General Meeting and has remained as a non-Executive committee member advising on technical direction, establishing the first social media presence of the OSA.

A long serving Surf Lifesaver, Scott has held a number of advisory roles at local, State and National levels in both advisory and operational capabilities. He is a “down the wire” Rescue Crewman with the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service, a Life Member of Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Life Saving Queensland and is the recipient of the National Medal issued by the Australian Government – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for his contributions to Surf Life Saving.

Scott and his wife Breanna were married in St Alban’s Chapel in 2008 and are parents to two boys who will start the second generation of the family at the School.

 

VAUGHAN OXENFORD (MEL 80-84)

TIME Aust, B.TECH En, Cert IV Illum Eng, A.I.E.S

Vaughan attended The Southport School from 1980 to 1984 and was house vice-captain of Melbourne House and School Prefect. A keen sportsman, Vaughan represented the school in cricket, rugby union and athletics and in his final year he represented the school in the 2nd XI for cricket, First XV for Rugby Union and GPS Athletics. Vaughan has maintained a close relationship with the school over the last nine years with both his sons attending the school from 2011 to 2019. During this time in 2014, he was elected to the OSA Executive committee as a council member.

After graduating from TSS Vaughan gain full time employment in a Consulting engineering firm while completing his engineering degree externally through The University of Southern Queensland. During this time, he further his efforts on the ruby field by representing Gold Coast, South Queensland, Queensland Country in all ages groups and Queensland in the Under 21 group.

Currently, Mr Oxenford resides on the Gold Coast and manages a consulting engineering practice in Surfers Paradise. His family in deeply entrenched in the Gold Coast with his children the fourth generation to be born on the Gold Coast.

 

CRAIG HOBART (THO 80-85)

B. Econ (UQ), Master of Management (MGSM ), MAICD.

Craig has spent most of his career in financial services having been Managing Director of Tyndall and a senior executive of one of the largest Industry funds in Australia.

Craig attended the school between 1980 and 1985 in Walker and later Thorold house (VC).

He is married to Marisa and has two sons who have attended the school as second-generation boys, Joshua graduating 2019 and Andrew currently in year 10.

Craig was awarded colours for Rugby (best forward 1985), rowing (winning the Head of the River first VIII and third nationals 1985), cadets (CSM adventure training 1984; CUO 1985) and was awarded the HJ King scholarship for music and the Robert Holly prize for contribution to the school.

Craig represented Queensland in the youth eight and Kings Cup for rowing while attending St John’s College (UQ) and the Queensland cyclones for lifesaving as well as playing A grade rugby for Sunnybank.

He was a boarding master at ACGS (Churchie) and has also won state titles (NSW) for cycling and represented Australia in masters cycling (Slovenia 2014 and Denmark 2015)

Craig has also been a volunteer pilot for Angel flight (2004-2012).

He was secretary of the OSA in 1993.

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