The title of Business Manager may sound like a position for someone who is quiet and conservative. However, at Cornerstone, we are incredibly blessed to have a man in this role who not only offers exemplary skills with his job, but who provides a great deal of fun to the College community.
Stuart Robinson has been with us for 13 years, and over that time, has shared with the College his wealth of expertise in the financial and marketing fields. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Marketing, which he obtained from Edith Cowan University in Bunbury.
Before he ventured into the world of finance and management, Stuart was a chef. He has worked as the Head Chef at Cafe’s in Perth, the Sous Chef (2nd) in Fremantle, Karri Valley and also more locally at Driftwood Estate. Whilst he can cook, he can also garden (he has his own website on this topic), as well as being pretty handy with programming websites. The Cornerstone Christian College website that you are currently exploring is one generated by his handiwork.
When Stuart was asked what he liked most about his job, he characteristically joked that it was ‘Holidays!’ Once the light-hearted moment past, he offered a sincere response that showed his heart for Cornerstone.
‘I love seeing the College grow and become more accepted in the community. I also enjoy working on projects and solutions to make the College a better place for students, teachers and parents’, he said.
Whilst Stuart’s involvement with students in the classroom is less obvious than for our teaching staff, he still is passionate about the outcomes Cornerstone delivers.
‘My desire is that every student at Cornerstone can become the best person that they can be. I believe we all have God-given gifts, personality traits and desires that can be used to make the world a better place – if not the whole world, then certainly the “world” that each student eventually finds themselves in’, he said. His underlying motivation for his oversight role, is ultimately the influence that his decisions can have for the benefit of everyone who encounters the College.
Stuart is married to Debbie, and they have four children who all attend Cornerstone. He enjoys spending time with his family and exploring our great country. Camping out is an activity that sits high amongst his favourites.
If Stuart has any downfalls, it is his passionate following of Carlton Football Club. To complete this page, there is no better way to sum up his personality, than sharing his view on AFL.
‘West Coast won’t see the finals again in our lifetime and Carlton are most possibly the best modern-day football team going and will most likely run out of room in the trophy cabinet within the next few years. Dockers are still waiting to order a trophy cabinet.’
That just about says it.