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Board of Directors

Chairman Judith Maestracci AM

Indooroopilly Probus Club and Paddington Probus Club, Queensland  

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

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 for Queensland.

Vice Chairman Michael Ransom

Mitcham Nunawading Probus Club, Victoria

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Michael is a foundation member of the Mitcham Nunawading Probus Club in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He has been a Probus member for over ten years and has served as President, Membership Officer and Tours and Outings Officer, and more recently he has been a Probus Ambassador working with a number of Clubs in the City of Whitehorse.

Micheal has had nearly forty years experience in Government, working in a range of locations around Victoria with the state Government in a range of senior roles with the Environment Department and the Department of Primary Industries. He has been actively involved in community organisations for many years, and more recently has spent time enjoying golf, and served as captain of the Box Hill Golf Club for three years. Michael is married with three adult children and five grandchildren.  

Michael is the Representative Member for Victoria and Tasmania.

Treasurer David Ekert BA (Accounting) MBA, CPA 

 Cornubia Probus Club, Queensland

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David is a Foundation Member and Past President of the Cornubia Probus Club in Southeast Queensland and has held all Executive positions in his Club.  He is a past Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow and has been granted Honorary Membership of his former Rotary Club.  David currently serves as a director of a listed financial services company and has held Committee and Board positions with a number of community organisations.

A qualified Accountant, David has held executive financial and general management roles in Government and industry, as well as program and project management of major business change initiatives


Bill Killinger AM

Warrawee Probus Club, New South Wales 

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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 for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

Director Tony Blaber BSc, CStJ.

West Melton Combined Probus Club, New Zealand

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Tony is 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 for New Zealand.

Director Peter Turner

Toorak Men's Probus Club, 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 Graeme Brown FCPA FCHSE

Combined Probus Club of Leeming, Western Australia 

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Graeme was the Foundation President of the Combined Probus club of Leeming of which he is still a member.

He has served for two terms as President of the Probus Association of Western Australia and carried out numerous other roles during the ten years on the committee. He became a PDC in 2018 and has been instrumental in the commencement of numerous WA clubs over the past five years. Graeme retired from a working life in Health and Aged Care Administration and was on retirement Executive Manager of a large provider of Residential Aged Care and Retirement Villages.

Since moving into a Retirement Village seven years ago has spent three years on the Residents Committee two as President. 

Graeme is the Representative Member for Western Australia.

Director John Hall

Probus Club of Campbelltown Combined, South Australia  

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John operates his own consulting practice in agriculture and environmental management and has 50 years of experience working in rural development projects and with farmers and land managers in Australia, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, China and New Zealand. Overseas experience has involved the preparation of a diversity of industry environmental impact assessments and environmental management planning as well as livestock production systems in Asian Development Bank and World Bank funded agricultural development projects

John is Vice President of the Campbelltown Combined Probus Club, foundation member of the St Peters Probus Club and currently Probus District Chairman for the East and South Metro Adelaide District in South Australia.

John is the Representative Member for South Australia/Northern Territory.

Director Merv Richens OAM

Probus Club of Springwood, Queensland

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Merv is a member of the Probus Club of Springwood. He has served the community as an active Rotarian since 1964 and is a Past District Governor, Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Foundation Benefactor. He has served on a number of Rotary International committees and is still an active member of the Rotary Club of Loganholme. Merv has been actively involved with Probus for a number of years, being convener of the Probus Club of Goonellabah in NSW in 1993 and his present club, the Probus Club of Springwood in 2001. In recent years Merv has served as the Rotary District 9630 Probus Chairman (RDPC) and is currently the Probus District Chairman (PDC) in his area and has been involved with the formation of several new Clubs in Queensland. Most of Merv’s working life has been involved with refrigeration and air conditioning contracting and he retains an interest in computing and the IT Industry.  

Married to Margaret, who is also a Probian, they have three married children with nine grandchildren who all live close by and are an important part of their lives. They enjoy short excursions with their caravan and especially enjoy the fun, friendship and fellowship that Probus provides.


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