Kairos Community College’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategy, governance and performance of the College, and we are incredibly fortunate to have Directors who encompass a range of skills and attributes required for our College to achieve its goals.


Mike Jeffery

Mike has broad experience working in the community sector over the last 25+ years including as an educator, youth worker, director and more recently as an executive in marketing, communications and fundraising in a large Not for profit. Currently Mike is the CEO of Pluss Communities, a tech company delivering customized apps for communities that are then personalized to the user. Along the way, Michael completed degrees in education, youth work / theology and a Master’s in Business Administration. More recently Michael has completed a Diploma in Fundraising and the Governance course offered by Independent Schools Queensland. Mike loves any opportunity to get outdoors and go camping with his family of 7 children. He is also a big fan of having the opportunity to get involved in the local community and considers it a real privilege to chair the Kairos College board.

Kelie Phillips

Kelie is Head of Product (Core Broking), Openmarkets Group and brings comprehensive experience including executive leadership, strategic transformation, and innovation in the not-for-profit sector.

Dr James Davis


James is a Senior Lecturer in STEM and Entrepreneurial Education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at QUT, with a career path cutting across Commerce, Defence, Health Sciences, and Education. He strongly appreciates diversity, the strength diversity brings to communities, and the challenges for young people who dare to be different. James is an active member of Brisbane’s LGBTIQ+ community and has a blended Australian-Chinese family which ground his experiences of cultural and linguistic diversity. He also believes in authentic learning where freedom, creativity, and connectivity with students should be fundamental to school education.


Judith Gardiner

Judith has extensive qualifications including GAICD, MTheol, M Ed Studies, BA, BEd, Cert Teach, Dip Project Management, Adv Dip Business Management, and Cert Not-for-Profit Governance.

Judith has a background in education and governance. She began her career as a secondary teacher and established herself as a curriculum and assessment professional. This led to work in educational management, working on the development and implementation of curriculum programs for government and non-government school systems. Her career led into the executive and governance levels of educational and not-for-profit agencies as a leader in newly developing religious organisations within the Catholic Church. She holds a Master of Theology, a Master of Educational Studies, a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Diplomas in Business Management, Project Management and certificates in Not-for-Profit Governance and Certificate in Teaching. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on a school board. She has served also as the Company Secretary for a Catholic Church agency and has a specialist expertise in governance development workshops for Boards and Councils in schools, parishes and Dioceses. She is a partner with The Professional Partners Group, a group of governance specialists, where her skills lend themselves principally to consulting for not-for-profit organisations and schools.

Tejal Shah

Tejal has gained wide experience in the areas of financial and management accounting, financial analysis and reporting, company secretarial work over a career span of over twenty years working for educational organisation, accounting firms, manufacturing, and trading organisations. She has completed the Director’s Course through the AICD and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance through the Governance Institute of Australia. She is a Certified Practising Accountant from CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant from ACA India.

Tejal is a Business Manager and a Company Secretary at Margaret Jurd College, a special school based in Shortland, NSW.


Nick Stansbie

Nick has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD and has a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Master of Educational Management.

Nick is Dean of Students at The Southport School on the Gold Coast, and has held senior leadership roles in the areas of wellbeing, pastoral care, teaching and learning and school organisation at different schools in the UK, Victoria and Queensland over a career of 20 years.