Queensland ESU history

The ESU in Queensland was established in 1959 and regularly met at Government House with Mr H.G. Watson as President. Following a lapse of a few years, the Queensland Branch was re-established on the 10 May 1968 at a meeting called at Government House by the Hon Sir Alan Mansfield with Mr Ralph Holden, the President.

In Queensland, the ESU operates from ESU House, the western terrace in Cook Terraces, Milton.



H. G. Watson 1959 – 1964
Ralph Holden 1968 – 1983
Mary Holden 1983 – 1994
Patricia Johnson 1994 – 2008
Ann Garms OAM FAIM 2008 – 2018
Roland Sussex OAM FQA Chevalier des Palmes Académiques 2018 – present


ESU Today

Today the Queensland Branch is heavily involved in cultural, business, international, youth and educational programs and actively fosters a vibrant volunteer community. The President,  Ann Garms, in conjunction with the Directors and ESU volunteers, work tirelessly to deliver the many activities on the calendar each year.

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