Chris Hartley (1999) OCA President

Chris attended BBC from 1995 to 1999 and was College Captain in his final year. He was involved in cricket (1st XI), rugby (1st XV), AFL (1st XVIII), swimming and cross country. He recently retired in early 2017 as a professional cricketer, and now works in the communications and corporate public relations industries. He has also completed a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Journalism.


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Chris Beech (1974) OCA Vice President 

Chris was College Captain in 1974. At school, his activities included rowing (1st VIII), rugby (1st XV), musical and choir. He is part of his family’s building company, and is involved in property investment. Chris keeps healthy by rowing regularly, and is married to Helen with three children, Mark, Simon & Lauren.


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Russell Byrnes (1985)

Russell attended BBC from 1977 to 1985. He spent 11 years employed in the Queensland Department of Justice working firstly in the Crown Solicitor’s Office and then in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Whilst with the Department of Justice, Russell graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Law and was called to the Bar on 6 June 1994. Russell has been at the private bar since September 2000 practising from Halsbury Chambers.

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Tom Law (2011) Young Old Boys’ Representative

Tom was a proud boarder at BBC for six years and was College Captain in 2011. He played football, waterpolo and swimming and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Queensland.



Julian Morrow (2007)

Julian attended BBC from 1999 to 2007. In his final year he was College Captain and played in the 1st VI volleyball, 1st XI football and 1st XVIII AFL teams. Julian has completed Bachelors in Economics and Business Management and has commenced a Masters of Applied Finance. He works as a corporate finance consultant.


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Murray McNaught (1992)  

Murray commenced his studies at BBC in 1989 as a boarder and finished as a day boy in 1992.  He was a prefect, keen rugby player and a member of the winning 1992 1st VIII. After a 10 year career in the Australian Defence Force, Murray moved into senior management roles in the construction and renewable energy industries.  Murray currently has one boy at the Junior School with another two to follow shortly.

Andrew Stephen (1994)  and Treasurer

Andrew is a highly experienced and successful bank manager, with over 20 years experience in the finance industry. Throughout his career, Andrew has held leadership roles at both local and regional levels, including Home Finance Managers. Andrew is a leader that focuses on living and leading by example, providing his people with clarity and the opportunity to be successful.


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Graham Sagar (1969) and Vintage Collegians Representative

Graham attended BBC from 1965 to 1969. As well as sitting on the Old Collegians’ Executive, Graham is the owner of a childcare business in Brisbane. He is proud to be an Old Boy.

untitledLewis Torkington (2003)

Lewis came to BBC in 1996 and graduated in 2003. He commenced his employment with Race Property in 2015, specialising in retail leasing. Lewis joined Race Property from JLL where he managed the leasing of the Suncorp Bank Retail Property portfolio. Previously he was employed by Ray White, specialising in project retail leasing.


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 BBC Staff on the Committee


kelly phtotKelly Edwards (OCA Secretary & Development and Events Coordinator)

Kelly has been in the role since April 2012 having worked in events, marketing and public relations for most of her career. She was educated in Toowoomba before moving to Brisbane and graduating with a Bachelor of Music at QUT before pursuing a communications & events career path. She recently finished studying a Graduate Certificate in Communications through Deakin University. As part of her role, Kelly works with the Director of Alumni and Community, the OCA President and the OCA Executive Committee.

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