About St Paul’s

Senior Leadership Team


The Senior Leadership Team at St Paul’s School, an Anglican private school situated in Brisbane, embodies a wealth of experience and expertise in education. Comprising seasoned educators and subject matter specialists, they guide students from Pre-Prep to Year 12, ensuring the strategic direction and operational strength of our institution.

At St Paul’s School, our Senior Leadership Team stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a transformative educational experience led by experienced professionals who excel in their fields.

John O’Sullivan Williams

Acting Principal

John O’Sullivan Williams brings over 20 years of diverse educational experience to St Paul’s School. With a background spanning independent schools across Australia, Japan, and England, he has held various curriculum and pastoral care leadership roles from the early days as Head of Year, Head of Student Leadership, Head of Faculty, Deputy Principal and Director of Learning & Partnerships.

Mr O’Sullivan Williams makes significant professional contributions as a convenor, facilitator and keynote speaker at leadership conferences for teachers and middle leaders transitioning to leadership in Queensland independent schools. He currently serves as an Executive Member on the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and is Chairperson of the QLD Awards Committee.

As Acting Principal until 2025, Mr O’Sullivan Williams oversees the School’s strategic direction.

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Executive Team

Jon Andrews

deputy principal

Jon Andrews has over 25 years of experience as an educator in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Jon has a background in teaching the Humanities and Social Sciences, but also has particular expertise in staff professional development, teacher coaching and feedback, school improvement, and the use of educational research and evidence to develop initiatives to enhance student experience of schooling.

As Deputy Principal, Jon oversees the operations of St Paul’s School from P-12, and works collaboratively with staff, students and families to provide quality opportunities in academic, extracurricular, experiential and community areas of school life.

Jon enjoys running, cricket, climbing, science fiction and travel.

Julie Bryce

DIRECTOR OF Curriculum

Julie Bryce is the Director of Curriculum at St Paul’s School and has over 25 years’ experience as an educator.

Julie provides strategic direction to the shaping of the School’s educational framework, ensuring alignment with academic standards and School goals. She leads curriculum development, assessment strategies, and professional development for teachers, fostering a dynamic learning environment that promotes student growth and achievement.

Julie has a background in History, English and Literature, and enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Marianne Connolly

DIRECTOR OF Junior School

Marianne Connolly is the Director of Junior School at St Paul’s School and has over 25 years’ experience in early childhood and primary education. She is committed to student flourishing and helping young people begin their schooling journey as positively as possible.

Marianne provides strategic leadership and oversees the academic, social, and emotional development of students in the early years, ensuring a nurturing and enriching environment.

She enjoys running, early morning boot camps and netball.

Rev Mark Leam


As the school Chaplain, Rev Mark Leam undertakes a vital ministry of pastoral and spiritual care, prioritising the wellbeing of all members of the School community.

Engaging across various aspects of school life and with students of all ages, they lead worship sessions, embodying the teachings of Jesus Christ and reinforcing the school’s core values of Faith, Learning, and Community.

Mark actively supports the Anglican ethos and traditions, serving as a co-tutor in Boek house and contributing to numerous extracurricular groups and Outreach activities.

Mark enjoys AFL, travelling to his farm and spending time with his grandchildren.

Dylan Malloch


Dylan Malloch is an award-winning communications professional with over eighteen years’ experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked for and alongside high profile national and international clients.

As the Director of Marketing and Communications at St Paul’s School, Dylan is responsible for creating and implementing the School’s strategic marketing plan, branding, and enrolment strategies.

Dylan joined St Paul’s in 2015 and enjoys cycling, golf and Transformers.

Robert Nettleton

Business Manager

Robert Nettleton is the Business Manager at St Paul’s School and oversees financial operations, budgeting, and resource allocation to ensure fiscal sustainability.

Robert provides strategic direction for the School’s administrative functions, facilities, and compliance, working to optimise efficiency and support the School’s mission and strategic objectives.

Robert enjoys Rugby, Formula One and spending time with his family.

Kathleen Power

DIRECTOR OF international education

Kathleen Power is the Director of International Education at St Paul’s School. She oversees the programs offered to our second language learners and provides pastoral and academic support to all international students at St Paul’s School.

With over 30 years’ experience in education across Australia and overseas, Kathleen has a passion for supporting second language learners reach their full potential.

Kathleen enjoys netball, reading and travelling.

Erica Trudgian

Head of wellbeing

Erica Trudgian is the Head of Wellbeing at St Paul’s School and is responsible for the overall development of school policies and practices relating to student wellbeing, pastoral care and behavioural expectations.

Erica has over fifteen years as an educator specialising in the areas of Mathematics and Science. In addition to her Bachelor of Education, Erica has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Masters in Education-Leadership and Management.

She is a past student of St Paul’s School and enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.

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