“I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes”
Dixon Insurance Services
Helen Jamieson began her career in 1984 as a teacher in North Queensland and subsequently served in schools across the state. At age 30, she was appointed to her first principalship. She has a proven record of success as a principal in a rural mining town with complex and low socioeconomic schools.
In 2007, Jamieson was appointed as executive principal at Corinda State High School, and during her tenure, she has positioned Corinda State High School as one of the top 10 most innovative schools in Queensland (Courier Mail, 2017) and the most improved school in the state for senior schooling performance across the decade (Courier Mail, 2019).
Jamieson’s esteemed profile across the education sector reflects her commitment and investment in lifelong learning and leadership. She mentors school leaders, builds teacher efficacy and drives student outcomes. She is acknowledged by her peers and educational networks as an innovative and high-performing school leader. She constantly seeks out opportunities to challenge herself, keep abreast of emerging research and engage with professional networks to ensure her work is at the forefront of education.
Jamieson’s achievements and awards are a reflection of her commitment to affording every opportunity for students to be future ready.
46 Pratten Street, Corinda, QLD 4074
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Corinda State High School
“To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need”
Dixon Insurance Services
1994–1995: Head of Department – Curriculum at Dysart State High School
1995–1996: Deputy Principal Middlemount at State High School
1996–1999: Principal Middlemount at State High School
1999–2003: Principal at Woodridge State High School
2003–2005: Principal at Windaroo Valley State High School
2005: Featured paper in Middle Years of Schooling Association Publication – Middle Schooling
2006: National Quality Schooling Award – Highly Commended Achievement by a Principal – Social Outcomes
2007: Featured paper in Middle Years of Schooling Association Publication – Social Outcomes Initiative
2011: NAPLAN recognised by Premier in Courier Mail as one of the most improved schools in NAPLAN
2013: NAPLAN – one of 36 schools recognised for significant improvement in the state; State Finalists Showcase Awards for Excellence – Senior Schooling Initiatives
2014: State Finalists Showcase Awards for Excellence– Inclusive Education – Embracing the X Factor in Every Student
2015: Corinda State High School was awarded the Brisbane City Council Green Schools Award for large Metropolitan High School; identified by the High Performing Schools Team for significant, sustained gains in the school reading data; Corinda State High School was recognised for its achievements with Languages Education
2016: NAPLAN – significant value added with the first cohort of Year 7 students in Year 9; writing gains; state finalist in the Showcase Awards for Excellence – Getting Reading Right
2017: Corinda State High School was recognised by The Courier Mail as one of the 10 most innovative schools in Queensland; Regional Showcase Awards for Excellence – Inclusive Education – Fully inclusive school; Regional Showcase awards for Excellence – Commendation for Global Learners, Global Citizens; Regional Showcase awards for Excellence – Inclusive Schooling; Department of Education International Awards – Finalist Connecting Globally, Awarded Runner-Up; Corinda was recognised by the office of Andrew Laming MP, Member for Bowman, Chair of the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training
2018: Regional Showcase Awards for Excellence – Community Partnerships – Tennis Excellence Program; Department of Education and Training International – State Award for Connecting Globally
2019: First Queensland Principal to be admitted as a Certified Practicing Principal; First school in Queensland and only educational institution in the nation to achieve Carbon Neutral accreditation (first school in Queensland and the only educational institution in Australia to be accredited); Regional Award Showcase Awards for Excellence – Excellence in Secondary Years – Literacy, Numeracy, NAPLAN, Curriculum Programs, Inclusion, Pedagogical Reform, Senior OP/QCS Outcomes over time; Corinda was profiled as the most improved school over the past 10 years in relation to Senior student outcomes with overall position (OP) data
2020: Awarded an Australian College of Educational Leaders Fellowship
2021: Invited to write a feature article for the Association of Women Educators to share my Carbon Neutral narrative; the article was titled Are We There Yet? A Schools Journey to Carbon Neutrality
2022: Corinda was selected as one of eight finalists in the Australian Educator Awards for its Strategic Plan; Corinda was awarded a Queensland Learning Environment Australasia award for the Research and Innovation Centre design; Corinda High was listed as one of Queensland’s 35 high achiever schools for NAPLAN by QCAA; Jamieson was interviewed and profiled in Madonna King’s book titled L Platers
Executive Principal at Corinda State High School since 2007
2023 Showcased School by the Department of Education for Equity and Excellence awarded the QUT Ready for the Future (Years 10–12) Award for its ongoing commitment to equity and excellence and to improving the lives of young people
An independent analysis revealed that Corinda State High School was one of the top 10 public secondary schools ranked alongside elite private colleges on a list of Brisbane’s top 50 performers for ATAR results; Corinda State High School was listed in equal third place, outperforming the state percentage by 71%
Assistant Vice President and Senior Broker at MJ Hall & Company since 2018
Suncorp Bank introduces Solar Home Bonus offer for customers who are choosing renewable energy for their homes
Month-on-month market share growth commences
Suncorp Bank wins the Canstar award for most outstanding value in investment loans
Suncorp Bank wins Money Magazine’s Bank of the Year and Business Bank of the Year awards for the fifth year in a row
Suncorp Bank’s turnaround times are the lowest they have ever been. The lender becomes Australia’s first certified carbon neutral bank for both its operation and transaction services
How does he distinguish himself among fellow brokers?
“I believe all brokers are working very hard in a difficult market,” he says. “However, I have demonstrated continued growth, advocacy and performance on my client’s behalf, which is now recognised [for 10 consecutive years] in the Elite Broker awards.”
In 1990, Dixon got started with FAI, working in claims and as a team leader. From the late 1990s up until 2003, he worked at FAI and Suncorp in underwriting and as an area manager at VACC, CGU (South East Queensland). From 2003 to 2012, he got into broking and eventually started Dixon Insurance in 2013. Since then, he’s accumulated numerous acccolades, including Elite Broker, Diversity and Equity, and Fast Broker awards.
During the pandemic, Dixon challenged insurers over the Quarantine Act application to insurance wordings. His argument was that the Quarantine Act does not apply as an exclusion, as the Biosecurity Act was invoked by the Morrison Government, and this was not a subsequent amendment to the Quarantine Act. The test case in the Appeals court was won for Dixon’s client with a unanimous five-judge verdict.
He remains focused on transport, manufacturing, motor trade, engineering and large farm clients.
What are his plans for the future?
On a business level, “more of the same. I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes.”
On a personal level, Dixon invests significant time, effort and funds, along with his GT3, to support many charities through his passion for motorsport. From participating in and sponsoring the Thunderbolt Run (which provides tens of thousands of dollars in support for Beyond Blue and Prostate Cancer), to organising and running the Track Knights for Amira charity night where 28 Exotic Supercars raised funds through passenger laps in wet conditions, Dixon states “this is our time to give back to the community and those in need. My friendships and association with those seeking to do the same, allows us to contribute to those less fortunate and raise funds and awareness”.
He adds: “To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need.”