Nick Campbell-Jones Patron, Past President, Life Member. Born in Bowral on 13/12/1943 he is aged 75. Member since inception in 1989. Rose from Jackaroo to Manager Brunette Downs one of Australia's largest cattle properties. Then followed a very successful career in Real Estate. Past Councillor and Deputy Major of Wingecarribee Shire Council. Aged 71, Married to Christine, Nick has 3 children
Jason Lewis was born in Bowral and is married to Renee. They have four daughters. Jason is a local builder and felt the need to do his bit for the local community by helping raise money for families with special needs children. He joined KKKK in 2000 and continues to be a very active member. Jason's business Lewis Building Company is a platinum sponsor of the KKKK
Tony Springett OAM. President/Secretary, Life Member and Founding Member in 1989. Born in Bowral. Director of Springetts Pty Ltd. Being on of the Shires pioneering families, the Springetts have had a prominent position in Bowral affairs for over 100 years. Tony was born 9/4/1951 and is almost 68. He is married to Yvonne. Life Member Bowral Chamber of Commerce, Bowral Water Polo
Laurie Adams JP. is currently the Public Officer/Internal Auditor and the local schools liaison member for special needs Kids for inclusive education/special ed classes. Laurie and his family have lived in the area at Aylmerton for 32 years. Joined the committee in 2004. Early in his career Laurie was in property management with DMR and the Housing Commission. He then joined one of Australia's largest financial institutions during which he developed a very successful Financial Planning and General insurance business. Age 62. Married to Suzanne, they have four sons and four lovely grandson. He has been on the Committee of the Highlands Golf Club for 20 years and spent over 15 years on the P & F of St Michaels School.
Gary Avis joined the committee in 2013. One of the first to develop a broadly based Financial Services Group in Australia, an industry in which he spent over 35 years. Age 72. Married to Lyn and they have two daughters and three grandchildren. Gary and Lyn located to Bowral in June 2012. They have been regular visitors to the region having joined Mt Broughton Golf Club in 1994. Gary is past Chair of the MDRT TOT with its HO in Chicago. He is Chairman of “ The Gateway “ Property Trust which owns the Highway Service Centre at Port Macquarie and is in partnership with Lewis Land and others to develop 2000 home sites and a commercial centre named Sovereign Hills located adjacent to the Service Centre on the Oxley Highway. In the past he has been a Director of a private Equity and Fund Management Group with offices in Australia and the UK.
Prete Crittenden joined the Committee in 2007. He is a partner of Marsden's Law Group at Campbelltown. He achieved Partner seven years ago and joined the firm over twenty years ago. Peter previously was the solicitor in charge of the Bowral office for Marsdens until 1998. Peter has resided in Bowral for 22 years he is married to Kylie and has three children 2 whom attend Chevalier College in Bowral and one at university. Peter, inaddition to being a committee member of the KKKK, is also a Board Member of the Macarthur Disability Services which provides a number of programs for people with disablilities extending to the Wingecarribee area.
Ray Hawkes is the Treasurer and joined the KKKK in early 2013. A long time resident of the Southern Highlands, he has supported the KKKK for some 21 years. Ray has recently retired from a 42 year career with the ANZ Bank, the last 15 years of which were spent in Senior Management roles at the banks Bowral Branch. Ray is married and has three grown up children and three grandchildren, his interests are carpentry, travel, gardening and golf. Ray is committed to assisting and progressing the KKKK with its chosen agenda/goals.
I am fortunate to have been a member of the KKKK Committee to witness firsthand the benefits and contributions we are able to make to the Special Needs Children of the Wingecarribee Shire.
The KKKK is a truly admirable organisation and I am privileged to have been a member. I have served on the committee as a Member/Treasurer 2003/2013 and was awarded Life Membership on 11/10/2013.
Tom Porter was raised in the Southern Highlands and educated in Sydney. After working in Hotels in The Rocks and The Eastern Suburbs, he returned to the Southern Highlands to become licensee of the Moss Vale Hotel in 1987. Tom has been a regular supporter of the 4K’s over the years. He is married to Lynda and has 2 boys at University in Sydney. He is currently Chairperson of the Southern Highlands Liquor Accord and is the MacArthur & Southern Highlands Delegate for the Australian Hotels Association Council.
John Philp joined the Committee in 2013. John is age 74 and is married to Tina they have three sons and eight grandchildren. Located in Bowral in 2013 from a cattle property outside of Oberon. John was a committee member and Director of Rugby of the Northern Suburbs Rugby Club for many years and is a past President of Oberon Rotary Club. Also on the FOWAS committee and an active member of The Grange Bridge Club.
Garry Turland joined the Committee in 2009. Born in Bowral and married to Heather, they have four children. Gerry is the managing director of Turland Building Company. He is one of the prominent builders in the Southern Highlands. Garry os a current councillor of Wingecarribee Shire Council. He is a past member of the Bowral Chamber of Commerce, Bowral Water Polo and Bowral Rugby Club.
Peter was born in Watsons Bay and graduated from The Scots College in 2001. Peter is a keen Rugby fan and had a run in his younger years for Eastern Suburbs. Peter moved in to the pub industry in 2004 working in different hotels across Sydney. In 2014 he moved his family to Bowral where he bought the lease Hold of the Royal Hotel with his wife Kate. They have 2 young boys. Peter now has 3 Hotels in the area which are proud Sponsors of the 4K charity.
Mitchell was born on 03.01.1986. Mitch grew up in the Southern Highlands, runs an established local business and is a long-term resident, I’m passionate about the area and the people in it. My strong network and business development skills have and will continue to lend themselves to helping the KKKK reach their operational goals. I have a robust governance background with commercial experience, along with having a sound ability to generate partnerships and cooperation among stakeholders.
I am humbled to be a part of the KKKK and I will continue to push in a direction where we can continue to move forward and ultimately grow. The more funding we are able to generate, the more impact we can have for those underprivileged.