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.
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.
Peter Hunt-Sharp (1991)
Peter attended BBC from 1985 to 1991, and held the position of School Co-Captain, Captain of Tennis and Wesley House in his final year. During his time at school Peter played Tennis, Cricket, and Soccer. After being overseas (United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada) for 21 years working in Financial Services, Peter recently returned with his family and has a son at BBC and a daughter at St Aidan’s.
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.
Jon attended BBC as a day boy between 1989 and 1995. During his time at the college he participated in a number of sports and activities, in particular he was a keen rugby player captaining the 2nd XV in his senior year, and was Cox of the victorious Rowing 1st VIII in 1993. Jon has spent the majority of his professional life in financial services. He now works as a Financial Planner where he is a director and owner of P3 Financial Planning. Jon currently has two boys at BBC.
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.
Hamish graduated from BBC in 2020, where he was enrolled from Prep- Year 12. Over the 13 years, Hamish immersed himself in College life, being a part of the Pipe Band for 10 years. In addition, he was one of three founding house prefects of the newly formed Cole House. Hamish is now studying Bachelor of Property Economics and Business at QUT.