Andrew Peach is the Executive Principal at Marsden State High School (SHS).  Marsden is located in South East Queensland, situated part way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  It is the area’s largest High School with more than 2500 students attending from grades seven to twelve.  The school has over 250 staff and works hard to provide superior opportunities built on a culture of high expectations. 

In 2018 Marsden SHS was awarded a QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and was currently one of only two schools nominated for the Department of Education School of the Year Awards.

Andrew graduated from QUT in 1996 with a Bachelor of Education degree before teaching in Roma, Cunnamulla and Ipswich.  He successfully completed a Masters of Business Administration degree when he moved into school administration.

In 2014 Andrew was the Harvard Club of Australia Principal Scholarship recipient to attend Harvard’s Principal Centre in the Graduate School of Education.  He has since returned leading a group of Queensland principals on a Study Tour while attending the Emerging Leaders program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Andrew was the Chair of the Queensland National Science Week Committee between 2013 and 2016.  From 2015 Andrew has been the Chair of the Queensland School Sport Rugby League Committee.  He is also active in areas related to pre-service and beginner teacher programs through Marsden SHS’ well recognised Staff Development programs.