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College Leadership Team

Chris Ryan, College Principal

Chris has thirty years of experience as a teacher working with boys in Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. He is married to Louise and is the proud father of three young women. Chris was educated in Toowoomba by the Good Samaritan Sisters and Christian Brothers and has held the senior leadership team positions of Dean of Students and Dean of Identity at St Joseph’s Nudgee College and Dean of Identity, Deputy Principal and Acting College Principal at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace. He holds a Master of Educational Leadership from the Australian Catholic University and a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Education from the Queensland University of Technology.

Chris is committed to the privilege of building the wonderful community and culture of Ambrose Treacy College in partnership with students, staff and parents. His vision for Ambrose Treacy College is that each young man is inspired by the stories of Jesus, Blessed Edmund Rice and Brother Ambrose Treacy and formed by our pillars of learning, leadership and service to become for their families, communities and our world; Signum Fidei, Signs of Faith. Chris has responsibility for identity, educational,community, pastoral and administrative leadership.


David Gardiner, Deputy Principal

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal

David has 30 years of leadership experience as Deputy Principal at St James’ College, St Patrick’s College and for the past 6 years at Ambrose Treacy College. David is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the College.


Lara Morgan, Dean of Learning

Lara is a passionate educator with recent comprehensive leadership experience at both St Joseph’s Nudgee and Ambrose Treacy College. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and brings teaching experience spanning over 18 years, in both London and Brisbane. Lara is committed to enhancing student learning outcomes, working with ATC staff in pursuit of the common goal to actively engage and educate students in the 21st Century.


Conor Finn, Dean of Formation

Conor Finn, Dean of Formation

Conor has extensive leadership experience across a range of Edmund Rice schools and holds a Doctorate of Philosophy regarding the interrelationships between leadership, charism and culture. As Dean of Formation, Conor is responsible for all aspects of student formation within the College.


Matthew Warr, The Dean of Faith

Matthew Warr, Dean of Faith and Mission

Matt has performed in a variety of leadership roles across Edmund Rice Schools and Education Queensland; with further teaching experiences in London and Europe. Matt has a Bachelor degree in Education, a Bachelor of Arts (English/History), and a Masters in Educational Leadership. As Dean of Faith and Mission, Matt’s responsible for promoting and giving life to the identity of the College as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition.


Peter Nugent, Business Manager

Peter Nugent, Business Manager

Peter is responsible for financial management, college operations, legal and personnel management and plant management.