Jock grew up in a small country town in Central Victoria. It was a magnificent childhood full of sport, outdoor adventure and familiar faces. His father was a teacher and mum was a youth worker and he was surrounded by adults who believed in young people – at the local footy club, in the local theatre company and at the local events and celebrations that punctuated the year.
After high school, Jock ditched a Film and Television degree to ‘go working’. What followed was a career as a tour and production manager that took him all over Australia and the world working on festivals, events, concerts and theatre tours.
Jock’s other passion is sport. After a long career on tour Jock worked with the Australian Football League supporting regional and rural football clubs to survive and thrive as hubs for volunteering and community spirit. He loves nothing more than standing on the boundary line of footy ovals in rural areas and talking farming, full forwards and finance with the locals.
It was a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ Jock was going to be a teacher. The journey over the last 10 years has been the most rewarding (and challenging) work of his life. Jock has fulfilled roles as PE Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Learning Specialist, Principal, Leadership Consultant and Coach. Jock recently attained his Masters of Education at the Melbourne University Graduate School of Education in 2021 and has been invited to continue his studies with them in the future.
Jock lives with his partner and two teenagers in Kenmore, and is stoked to be a part of the learning community of Brisbane Independent School.