Richard Stewart is the Manager of the Queensland Education Department Transition Support Service based in Cairns. Richard joined the Board in November 2018.
The TSS, which is now in its eleventh year of operations provides in-community and in-school support for students and their families from remote Indigenous communities in Cape York and Palm Island.
He has extensive experience as a teacher, administrator and principal in a wide variety of educational settings and has led boarding schools and residential facilities in Papua New Guinea, Queensland and most recently in the Northern Territory. He has also worked in Indigenous education and employment program management for the Australian government in Far North Queensland and Arnhem Land.
Richard is also undertaking PhD research through James Cook University into the transition to boarding school experience for families and students from the remote Indigenous community of Lockhart River on Cape York.