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Board of Directors

Chairman David Simpson

Combined Probus Club of West Lakes, South Australia

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David is a Past President of the Combined Probus Club of West Lakes and is currently a member of West Lakes Shore and Glenelg Bay Probus Clubs. He served as  Rotary District Probus Chairman for District 9500 for three years from.2015.

David had a 40-year career in the banking industry and retired as SA Manager Private Banking for a major bank. He then worked for ten years as Practice Manager for an Accounting Firm. David has had extensive experience as Chairman or President for various community organisations. David is the Representative Member for South Australia and/Northern Territory.

Vice Chairman Judith Maestracci AM

Indooroopilly Probus Club Inc. Queensland  

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Judith is a foundation member of the Indooroopilly Probus Club (Brisbane) and has served as that club’s President, Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Guest Speaker Officer. 

She has also served two terms on the committee of the Probus Association of Queensland (PAQ). During a business career spanning five decades, Judith has owned and operated her own businesses and served as Chairman and Director of numerous government and private company boards, commissions and organisations.

She was recognised for her contribution to community, sport and tourism industry in 1996 appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Judith is the Representative Member/Director for Queensland.

Treasurer Douglas Newman

Probus Club of Sanctuary Cove Inc. Queensland

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Doug is an Appointed Director to the PSPL Board and is a member of the Probus Club of Sanctuary Cove Inc., in Queensland.

Doug is a retired Chartered Accountant and has held various accounting, management and company secretarial roles, mainly in the Film and Television industry.

Doug has also held the position of Financial Director and has been involved in the establishment of joint venture companies. Since his retirement in 2001, Doug has continued to be actively involved in his community.

Immediate Past Chairman Margaret Drake

Rolleston Combined Probus Club New Zealand

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Margaret is a foundation member of the Rolleston Combined Probus Club and has served as the Secretary and President of the Club. Prior to retiring, Margaret spent most of her working life as a legal Secretary/ Executive in Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North and Auckland. She has been actively involved in Inner Wheel for many years, serving as Secretary and President of Howick Inner Wheel and also completed three years as District Secretary. Margaret is a Paul Harris Fellow. She has also been Treasurer of her local Residents Association.

Director Tony Blaber BSc, CStJ.

West Melton Combined Probus Club New Zealand

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Tony is an Appointed Director to the PSPL Board and a foundation member of the West Melton Combined Probus Club.  His early professional career was as a Chartered Engineer in the UK and NZ. More recently his work experience has been shaped as a member of the senior management team of St John NZ, a major charity with good business processes to provide emergency ambulance and other services to local communities.

Tony is a Commander of the Order of St John and continues to serve that organisation in a voluntary capacity as well as having interests in a number of local community committees. Tony is the Representative Member/Director for New Zealand.

Director Bruce Morley B.COM  FCPA  FGIA  FCIS

Probus Club of Mount Waverley Inc. Victoria

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Bruce has a working career in Senior/Chief Executive and Senior Finance roles, almost entirely in the Manufacturing sector.

Bruce held Executive and Non-Executive Directorships in listed and unlisted Public Companies and as Board/committee member of numerous Not-for-Profit organisations in the Education, Health, Community Service and Sporting sectors.

Bruce has also been awarded an Australian Sports Medal. Bruce is the Representative Member for Victoria/Tasmania.  

Director Peter Turner

Toorak Men's Probus Club Inc. Victoria

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Peter Turner is appointed to the PSPL Board and has many years of business experience in the private sector in Australia and overseas.

He held senior positions in the Royal Philips Electronics Group, Foster's Group Limited and the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.

He is Past President of the Toorak Men's Probus Club Inc.    

 

 

Director Arie Geerlofs

Papanui Rotary Club Christchurch, New Zealand

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Arie Geerlofs is the Rotary Appointed Director to the PSPL Board. Arie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has held various management positions within the Inland Revenue Department in New Zealand until his retirement in 2013.

Arie’s journey with Rotary commenced 20 years ago when he joined the Papanui Rotary Club in Christchurch. He has held a variety of positions within his Rotary Club and has been awarded with a Paul Harris Fellow. He is currently the chair of his Rotary District Membership Committee.

Arie is active in various voluntary organisations over the last 35 years and is a strong believer in service above self and the need for good governance in voluntary organisations. 

Director Bill Killinger AM

Warrawee Probus Club Inc. New South Wales 

Bill is a past president of the Warrawee Probus Club. He is a retired civil engineer. He has served as Chairman and Director of public companies in the mining and construction industries in Australia and North America. 

In 2009. he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community and to his profession both in Australia and internationally. 

He has 50 years of experience in civil engineering and mineral treatment associated with mining, industrial and infrastructure projects in Australia, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, the United States of America and South America. 

Bill is the Representative Member/Director for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. 

 


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