Murray McNaught (1992) OCA President
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 three boys at BBC.
Russell Byrnes (1985) OCA Vice-President
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.
Wade attended BBC from 1980 to 1984 and participated widely in sport whilst at school covering rowing, rugby and cricket. With three daughters attending Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Wade’s involvement with the College was rekindled when he founded the BBC Old Collegians Rowing Club in 2016 to celebrate the centenary of rowing at BBC. The club has grown significantly, and Wade believes strongly in the way sport can reconnect Old Boys back to the school. Wade has owned and operated several sports related businesses, and has worked in real estate for over 14 years.
Graham attended BBC from 1965 to 1969. During his time at the College, Graham was a keen rower, and was a member of the Hobbies Club where he further developed his interest in model train circuits. In 1972 Graham was drafted to National Service and was posted to 9 Dental Unit in Enogerra. Graham is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, and has served as Treasurer on both the Australian Childcare Alliance and Childcare Queensland Boards. Graham’s love of planes and trains led to him obtaining his pilot’s licence, and has taken him to model train shows all over Queensland where he displays and demonstrates his self-designed computerised model train layouts. Graham is currently the owner of a childcare business in Brisbane, and represents the Vintage Collegians on the OCA Executive.
Arthur Palmer (1970)
Arthur attended BBC as a boarder from 1966 to1970. During his time at the College he was keen on football , boxing & shooting, and is still involved in football coaching in the Junior School. Arthur obtained Half Colours in both athletics and gymnastics (Captain 1970), participated in both choir and debating, and was an NCO in the College Air Training Corps. Arthur has spent his professional life as a pilot & anthropologist and is a consultant and approved valuer of Fine and Tribal Art. Arthur is a former President of the OCA.
Andrew Stephen (1994) and Treasurer
Andrew attended BBC from 1988 to 1994. He was a Knox House Prefect, Captain of Soccer and a member of the 1993 Undefeated Soccer 1st XI team. Andrew continued his studies at Griffith University, completing his Bachelor of Commerce. Andrew commenced working for NAB in 1996, where he spent 10 years, until moving to Westpac. In 2016, Andrew returned to NAB as a Private Banker. Currently, Andrew has one boy at the College.
Cameron attended BBC from 2008 to 2012 as a day boy. Whilst at school, Cameron was a member of the 1st VIII rowing crew and held the position of College Captain in his final year. Cameron currently rows with BBC Old Collegians Rowing Club and is Site Engineer for Lendlease Buildings. Cameron represents the younger Old Boys as part of the OCA Executive.
Grant Rynne (2000)
Grant attended BBC from 1996 to 2000 and is the founder & Director of RCM. Grant is an investor with a focus on Alternative Investments. His career experience spans both the buy-side and sell-side, including, transaction & advisory, risk-management, sales & trading and portfolio management.
Isaac Vincent (OC 2009)
Isaac attended BBC from 2004 to 2009, and held the position of College Captain in his final year. During his time at school Isaac played rugby and Australian football, and played the saxophone in a number of BBC ensembles. Isaac attended the University of Queensland upon finishing at BBC and is now an Architect working in Brisbane. Isaac is excited to be a part of the OCA Executive Committee and for the opportunity to support and give back to the College.
Peter White (OC 2013)
Peter attended BBC from 2008 to 2013 as a day boy. Whilst at school, Pete was Knox House Captain and participated in a variety of sports including rugby, tennis and cross country. Post-school he has found a passion for golf, spent some time traveling abroad and completed a Bachelor of Business (Honours) majoring in Finance at QUT, writing his thesis on Asset Pricing. He currently works in the energy sector as a Financial Analyst at InterGen Australia.