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Sean Gordon OAM

Originally from the Snowy Mountains, Sean Gordon worked at various country schools as a principal, before arriving at Brisbane's Nudgee College as its Principal.

He married a Redcliffe girl JoAnne and they have 4 children, he is a keen cyclist and is a member of the Redcliffe Bay Bikers. In 1997 Sean was the SES team leader which rescued Stuart Diver from the disastrous Thredbo landslide, He also had a major role on the Gundagai Rescue Squad as well as becoming a Flood Rescue Boat Instructor.

In 1999 Sean founded SchoolAid, a national charity designed to empower school children to become philanthropists and use the 'giving' role to combat youth suicide, depression and anxiety.

By November 2021 SchoolAid is connected with 60% of all Australian Schools and has raised over $6.5 million for worthy causes worldwide.

In 2019 Sean was awarded the Order Of Australia Medal for service to education and the community. Other awards include The Duke of Edinburgh Award, The Outstanding Service Award and Life Membership of the Australian Primary Schools Principals Association.

He is cofounder and CEO of Tukkr, where provision for healthy meals for schools and OSHC centres is aimed at improving youth wellbeing.

His Volunteer work included 22 years as Founder and CEO of SchoolAid, 14 years as director of "Its Time Foundation', 20 years on 5 seperate Parish Pastoral Councils ( Vice Chairman at Holy Cross Redcliffe) , 2 years on NSW CFA and 10 years on the NSW SES.

He now works as an executive coach and is a keynote speaker.

His official website is at:


Sean Gordan is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:

A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.

For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post:

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