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Our Team


Lee Aitken

CEO - The BUSY Schools

Leading the management of The BUSY School network, Lee brings a wealth of experience after many years in senior management in the education sector both in Australia and abroad.

Bill Weigall

General Manager

Bill has many years experience teaching in independent schools in Queensland, ACT, England and Scotland. He is passionate about supporting students with diverse needs.

Naomi Vucas

Principal - Cairns Campus

Naomi oversees the daily running of The BUSY School Cairns Campus, student and staff welfare. Naomi brings many years’ of teaching and management experience in the education sector.

Shane Blood

Principal - Shailer Park Campus

Shane oversees the daily operations of the Shailer Park Campus, and student and staff welfare. Shane brings a long history of working in the education sector in Australia and abroad.

Ingrid Rucinski

Principal - Salisbury Campus

Ingrid is a skilled educational professional who has worked as a teacher and manager in the education sector both internationally and in Australia. She is passionate about fostering an agile work and learning culture.

Tim Gado

Principal - Ipswich Campus

A dedicated advocate in education, Tim brings extensive experience to the table. With a passion for student wellbeing and engagement, he has a track record in fostering positive outcomes for students in senior schooling.

Klaus Knobloch

Principal - Coolangatta Campus

Klaus oversees the daily operations of the Coolangatta Campus, and student and staff welfare. Klaus brings an in depth knowledge and experience of student engagement, pathways and wellbeing in secondary schools.

Andrew Cavanagh

Principal - Cleveland Campus

Andrew brings many years of leadership, management, and teaching experience from the education sector. He is passionate about the transformative impact that alternative education models can have on young people.

Anne English

Principal - Brisbane City Campus

Anne oversees the daily running of the Brisbane City Campus, and student and staff wellbeing. She brings a wide range of experience from across Queensland education sector and International schools.

Clare Cropper

Administration Officer

Administration duties including managing enrolment paperwork and bookings, recording attendance, making morning wake-up calls, organisational duties, as well as being first point of contact at BUSY School, Cairns Campus.

Chipo Gweshe

Head of Curriculum

Curriculum developer, liases with QCAA around assessment endorsement and AARA, monitors assessment results, and guides teachers through changes in curriculum expectations and teaching and learning. Head of Curriculum also assists teachers in extending students in maths/English.

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