The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at BGS has overall responsibility for the day to day operational needs of the School and, with the Board of Trustees, sets and manages the School’s strategic planning. The SLT is made up of several very experienced educators, all of whom have taught for many years at this school and others, and each brings to the Team his or her own intellectual and personal strengths.
Anthony is the 12th Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School and commenced on 1 January, 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney where he completed a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Master of Arts. He has also recently completed a sabbatical at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Anthony has also taught in several independent boys’ schools in Brisbane and Sydney where he fulfilled leadership roles in academic, student welfare and extracurricular domains, including Acting Headmaster, Acting Deputy Headmaster, Head of Department, Head of Year, Master-in Charge of sporting and cultural activities and First XI Cricket Coach. For the past twenty years Anthony has served Brisbane Grammar School in a number of key management roles. He has been instrumental in developing student-related programs, structures and policies, most significantly in the areas of student leadership, personal development curriculum, student services, community service, boarding and outdoor education. He combines his strong academic, pastoral and sporting background with a collaborative style of leadership and an ardent belief in creating an inclusive educational environment where individual strengths can be encouraged and nurtured.
Deputy Headmaster – Extracurricular
Mark Brusasco is an Old Boy of the School (1973 – 77) and joined the teaching staff in January 1982. Mark has served in many other senior positions, including Head of Year (1991 – 99) and Deputy Headmaster with responsibility for Staff and Administration (2000 – 05). Mark did his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland, majoring in History, English and Government. Upon completion of this degree, he did his Diploma of Education at the same institution. As well as being a well-regarded teacher of History, Mark has a significant sporting pedigree having represented his state and country in soccer. Whilst at School he played in a premiership winning Rugby First XV, captained the Cricket First XI and was a member of the Queensland Schools Rugby XV. Mark has coached many activities at the School including soccer, cricket, rugby and debating but it is his record as Coach of the Soccer First XI of which he is most proud. He has been a premiership winning coach on no less than five occasions.
Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Corgat joined BGS in 2017. His finance career spans more than 30 years, including tenures with KPMG and Ernst & Young, 10 years in the corporate finance function of Jupiters Limited (a top 100 ASX hotel and gaming group) including as Director of Finance, nine years in the corporate function of Holcim Limited (the world’s largest producer of cement) including six years as global Head of Standards and Accounting Principles based in Zurich Switzerland, and most recently as CFO and Company Secretary of Migas Limited, a not-for-profit charitable enterprise dedicated to training and qualifying blue collar trade apprentices throughout Australia. Mr Corgat is a Chartered Accountant (Australia), and has worked in several teaching capacities for both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Griffith University.
Deputy Headmaster – Students
David Carroll joins the staff at Brisbane Grammar School at the start of 2014 school year. He has held senior leadership positions including Acting Headmaster, Acting Deputy Headmaster and Dean of Students for fifteen years in two GPS Boys schools and one AIC Boys school in Brisbane. David has established a reputation for facilitating relational student wellbeing programs with a focus on the individual care of students as well as the development of a community atmosphere. As well as being an experienced teacher and a pastoral leader, he has also coached Cricket, Rugby and Tennis at a high level in other GPS/AIC Schools. David is a graduate from the University of Queensland where he completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mathematics and Geography. He has completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Arts and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the Australian Catholic University. David has also lectured in the Education Faculty at Australian Catholic University. The main focus of his lecturing has been assisting future teachers develop skills in managing student behaviour.
Deputy Headmaster – Staff
Ed Roper completed his teaching qualification at James Cook University in Townsville in 1981 and joined the staff of the School as a teacher of mathematics and junior science, with a role in the School’s then fledgling Computer Department the following year. During his time at the School, Ed has been involved in coaching soccer and for a time was a Resident Master in the School’s Boarding House. Ed was formerly a Head of Year (1991-2000) and Head of Mathematics (2000-2002) before joining the Senior Leadership Team in 2002 as the inaugural Head of Middle School, moving to his current position in 2006.
Deputy Headmaster – Teaching and Learning
Steve Uscinski was appointed in May 2009. Steve first arrived at Brisbane Grammar School in 1992 as a teacher of English, working for 10 years as a curriculum innovator, coach of rugby and cricket, Director of the Senior Play, Editor of the Senior DVD and Resident Master in Harlin House, the School’s boarding facility. Steve was also heavily involved in the original Dimensions of Learning implementation as a resource writer, trainer and leading teacher. Steve’s passion for the teaching of literature, curriculum development and new challenges saw him take the role of Head of English at Somerville House in 2002. He returned to Brisbane Grammar School in mid-2006 as Dean of Administration, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School, before taking up his current role leading the School's Studies Directorate. Steve has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Education from QUT.
Executive Director - Advancement and Community Relations
Heather Watson joined Brisbane Grammar School in 2014. Her career as an external relations and fundraising professional spans more than 25 years in the education, corporate and not for profit sectors throughout Australia, Indonesia and Canada. Prior to joining BGS, her career in the education sector spans 15 years, serving as Director Marketing and Communications (Advancement) at The University of Queensland and Director External Relations at The University of Western Australia Business School. In all Heather's roles, she was instrumental in building corporate, community and alumni partnerships, as well as managing change, building a strong culture of philanthropy and delivering strategic marketing and communications. Heather also serves as a Commissioner on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and is a regular speaker for CASE internationally.
Head of Middle School
Jacqui Zervos joined the School in 1995 as a teacher of geography and history having completed her initial teacher qualification at the University of Queensland in 1987 and then spending a few years teaching with Education Queensland. Jacqui is well known as a passionate and exemplary teacher of geography and took on the position of Head of Year in 2001. During the following five years as Head of Year, Jacqui completed her Masters in Education at the University of Queensland with a major study into boys' education. She was appointed Head of Middle School in 2006.