Position: Director and Board Chairman
Board Responsibilities: Board Chairman and Chairman of Human Resources Committee
Board Involvement: Appointed 03/11/2004
Background / Interests: In 1975 my wife Helen and I purchased land at Yahl with the intention of building a home and business for our family. In 2017 we have an established cattle breeding business along with a vineyard and small winery. Over 30 years working in the education sector and close to 20 years in Natural Resources has enabled me to share my passions for learning and the wonderful environment in which we live with the wider South East community.
Position: Director, Deputy Chairman and Company Secretary
Board Responsibilities: Chairman of Finance Committee
Board Involvement: Appointed 22/06/2005, Company Secretary appointed 29/03/2012
Background / Interests: Bachelor of Economics, CPA, 3 years clerical white goods industry, 45 years in the sporting goods industry as a manufacturer, importer/exporter and distributor. A Rotarian for 49 years, other interests include fishing and gardening.
Board Responsibilities: Chair of Promotions Committee
Board Involvement: Appointed 01/07/2008
Background / Interests: Diploma of Business, Advanced Diploma Community Sector Management, Justice of the Peace. Life Memberships: netball and softball. Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes Past President. South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) – trainer.
25 years experience in banking, not for profit, public and business sectors. Branch Manager Retail Banking over ten years.
Currently: Anglican Community Care Inc Manager Facilities and Administration, Privacy Officer.
Board Responsibilities: Chairman of Building Committee
Board Involvement: Appointed 23/05/2001
Background / Interests: Employed in the real estate industry for 30 years with real estate agent qualifications. Life Member of West Gambier Football Club, Gold Member of Adelaide Football Club, Member of Mount Gambier Racing Club, Member of RSL and Blue Lake Golf Club.
Board Responsibilities: Member of Finance Committee
Board Involvement: Appointed 20/10/1999
Background / Interests: Production Manager and Cheesemaker for 13 years Mount Gambier Co-Op Dairy Products, TAFE Lecturer for Dairy Manufacturing and Business Management Subjects, Proprietor Slate and Fireside Mount Gambier for 13 years, Proprietor Photoquick Camera House Mount Gambier for 16 years.
Currently: Employed part time at Pangula Mannamurna.
Board Responsibilities: Promotions and Human Resources Committees, Legal Counsel
Board Involvement: Appointed 22/12/2010
Background / Interests: John is a practising and principal solicitor of a legal firm in Mount Gambier and enjoys being involved in community activities of all types. Serving as a UFS Director enables him to contribute to a valuable and long standing not for profit organisation.