Mr Campbell Bairstow currently holds the position of Dean & Deputy Warden of Trinity College. An experienced and distinguished educator, Mr Bairstow became Dean of Trinity College in January 2008, when he returned to the College after 15 months as General Manager, Alumni Relations, at the University of Melbourne.
A former Principal of St Anne’s and Gippsland Grammar School in regional Victoria, and subsequently Director of Development and Marketing at Scotch College in Perth, Mr Bairstow joined Trinity as Associate Director of Development in January 2003. Until September 2006, he was a key player in driving the success of the multi-million-dollar Campaign for Trinity. During 2005, he was seconded from his Development role to serve as Acting Dean of Trinity.
Prior to his Headship in Gippsland from 1990 to 1994, Mr Bairstow was a Housemaster and history teacher at Melbourne Grammar School and at Hale School, Perth. He subsequently took on a full-time consulting role in educational development, followed by six years at Scotch College in WA.
A graduate in Arts from The University of Western Australia and a member of St George’s College at that University, Mr Bairstow also holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Murdoch University. He is a former Chairman of the Western Australian Division of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and a Fellow and Past Australasian President of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education (ADAPE).
In his time as Dean he has taken a leadership role in the development of Indigenous education programs, both within the College and the University. He also led important initiatives in health and wellbeing education. He is a passionate member of the Geelong Football Club.