Board of Directors

Chairman Douglas Geekie B.Ec, FCPA

Probus Club of Sanctuary Cove Inc. Queensland

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Douglas is a member of the Probus Club of Sanctuary Cove Inc., Queensland.
Douglas retired with a business background in General Management, Corporate Finance and Company Directorships.
Douglas Geekie is a Representative Member/ Director for Queensland. 

 

 

Treasurer Philip Booth B.Ec, FCPA, FGIA

Probus Club of Kenmore Millennium, Queensland

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Philip Booth is appointed to the PSPL Board.

During his working career Philip was a member of the Rotary Club of Brisbane and, subsequently, the Gladstone Rotary Club.

He has been involved with his Probus Club for over 10 years. He started his career in the manufacturing industry and later joined a mineral refining business where, for the last 25 years of his career he held senior positions including Company Secretary, Commercial Manager and Corporate Controller. He has extensive experience in negotiation of financial and material supply contracts with both domestic and international suppliers.

 

Vice 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.

Margaret Drake is a Representative Member/ Director for New Zealand Districts 9940, 9970 and 9980. 

 

Director Robert Renshaw

Combined Probus Club of Syndal Inc. Victoria

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Robert began work as an electrician progressing to a Principal Electrical Engineer in a major Consulting Engineering firm. During his career he moved interstate a number of occasions and included six years working in Darwin establishing a branch company.

Robert has been a Rotarian for over 40 years having been a recipient of a Paul Harris award, and is the current Rotary District 9810 Probus Chairman. Robert is not only a member of the Combined Probus Club of Syndal but was the Charter President.

Robert Renshaw is a Representative Member/ Director for Victoria/ Tasmania. 

 

Director Craig Winter

Craig has been appointed as the Rotary Representative by the Rotary Council of Governors. 

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Craig Winter is a businessman from Queenslands Fraser Coast and DG of Rotary District 9570.

He holds a degree in Commerce (Marketing/Law) and sits on several Boards ranging from public companies, community organisations and government advisory panels and is President of the Chamber of Commerce, Maryborough.

Craig is a member of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise where he has held several Club positions including President and Secretary and still holds District positions as Email Communications Chair, Training Team member and Visioning Team member. Craig received the Rotarian of the Year award in 2011, an Australia Day Award in 2013 and is a Paul Harris Fellow (Sapphire), a Paul Harris Society member and Rotary Benefactor.

 

Director Dr John Carson (mb bch. mrcp(uk). fargp(atsi)

Combined Probus Club of Maroondah Inc. Victoria

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Dr Carson comes to Probus with 25 years of experience with Rotary and Probus, including as President of both and Paul Harris Fellowship. After 40 years of General Practice, including Founding chairmanship of the Knox Divison of General Practice and Chair of Maroondah Hospital Department of Family Medicine, John semi - retired and re-connected with his roots in Rural and Remote Medicine.

Further graduating with BA (hons) in Social Anthropology and following an in depth study of Aboriginal Suicide, John brings to Probus a driving determination to extend a message of Health Promotion to Probians.

Included in the message is recognition that the mental stimulation of ongoing learning is a major drive for quality of life in those advanced years.  

John Carson is a Representative Member/ Director 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 Phillip Marley

Probus Club of Tollgates Combined Inc. New South Wales

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Phillip was born in Sydney. After graduating from High School he undertook Tertiary Education in various courses including Agriculture and Livestock, Agency Law and Accounting and also gained a Diploma in Real Estate Valuation. He worked as a CEO and Partner in an agency business for 28 years, mainly within the rural community. He served as an Army Officer for 2 years and then remained on the Reserve of Officers for 25 years. He moved to Batemans Bay with his partner Margaret where he managed a large motel and restaurant complex.

Phillip Marley is a Representative Member/ Director for New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory. 

 

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. 

 

Director David Simpson

Combined Probus Club of West Lakes South Australia

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David is the President of the Combined Probus Club of West Lakes and has served as the Rotary District Probus Chairman for District 9500 since 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/Northern Territory.  

 

Director Nicholas Ledingham

Probus Club of Tomaree New South Wales

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Nick Ledingham has been a member of the Probus Club of Tomaree for ten years, and has served as President and Public Officer of his club.

He is a retired solicitor and an accredited family law specialist who practised in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Before establishing his practice he spent some three years as the CEO of a permanent building society.

He served for eight years on the National Council of the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAMS) including a term as national Vice-President. For his service to motor sport he has been awarded the Australian Sports Medal and Life Membership of CAMS. He served for twelve years on the Board of the Royal Life Saving Society  Australia NSW Branch and is a Companion of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia.

Nicholas is the Representative Member for New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory.  

 

Director Ian Murray OAM JP

Noranda Probus Club Western Australia

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Ian served for 16 years as a Principal of secondary schools as well as various administrative roles in progressing to the position of Principal. He also served a term as District Governor of Rotary District 9450.

Joining Probus in 2011, Ian has served as the Secretary of the Club.

Ian is the Representative Member for Western Australia.  

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