Perfex committee for 2018-19 with outgoing president Jeannie Brewer
Sue’s began her career as an Art Teacher, in-service teacher and then as an Art consultant for over 300 North Coast schools! In later life, an urge to return to University led her to complete a Masters in Applied Science, and then her PhD in Social Ecology, both at Western Sydney University. A stint in the Public Service in Canberra, after some years freelancing in Byron Bay, covered training, curriculum development, contracts, organisational change and HR. Her PhD behind her, she took off to beautiful Oxford in the UK where she gained her CELTA qualification (Cerificate in English Language Teaching Adults).
Finally moving to retirement in Batemans Bay, she found herself on the shores of PerfEx. We share her with U3A where she is a course presenter in the value of Stories, Sudoku and Gourmet Gardening! I doubt Sue will ever be happy with ‘normal’ retirement as the cultural health of her community is so important to her, that she is continually involving herself in local issues.
Paul’s parents knew he would end up working with buildings when he asked for a history of Mediaeval Gothic churches when he was 12 years old.
Well, many years later he is now a registered award winning Accredited Building Designer. He has an undergraduate degree in Town Planning, a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Building Surveying. His most recent qualification is as a SustainAbility Design Specialist.
He is still as passionate about design and construction as ever and has felt privileged to design and build his own house, which he says was an amazing experience.
Paul’s experience in architectural design and sustainability are invaluable to us, especially in this stage of the Mackay park development.
In his ‘spare’ time, Paul also plays in a band, the Pilgrims, and has a history in managing bands in the UK and working on heritage sites.
He is based in Malua Bay.
Greg is a long term Malua Bay resident. Now retired, Greg spent much of his working life in business consultancy, was President of the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce about 20 years ago, and is a member of the Malua Bay Rural Fire Brigade. He spent eight years working in remote Cape York and Kimberley aboriginal communities, and is now back enjoying the sea breezes in Malua Bay.
Greg and wife Helen raised three children in Malua Bay, and all three of them enjoyed participating in the local performing arts. He is happy to be involved with Perfex as we play a role in achieving a high quality performing arts space for our town.
Born in the Netherlands, Henk met and married my Australian wife, Marion, in Amsterdam and migrated to Australia in 1975.
As an industrial chemist who worked in a wide variety of manufacturing including food, paint, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, my main responsibility was one of quality insurance and product development.
We moved to the Batemans Bay area in 2011 and soon became involved with PerfEx and other arts organisations, especially the Writers Festival, created by my wife.
In 2017, I was elected as Secretary of PerfEx. I also volunteer with Eurobodalla Community Transport, Meals on Wheels and as publicity officer of U3A.
Grace has 50 years’ experience in the art world, having studied Graphic Design at Swinburne and oils with Allan Martin and Lesley Sinclair of Montsalvat in Victoria. Grace is well known for her ‘reflective’ paintings and passionate involvement in encouraging others to paint and be creative. Grace travels widely instructing at workshops, Art Festivals and Societies as well as judging throughout Australia and NZ.
Awards have been many and varied with over 200 prizes including six times best pastel at the Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary art Show, twice the Ming Mckay award, three times best in show from the Victorian Pastel Society of Australia and recently the major award at our local South Coast Pastel Societies National awards.
Grace has been an ardent supporter of Perfex ever since she came upon their very worthy cause and hopes to see this cause come to fruition in the very near future.
Lesley is a long term and passionate campaigner for cultural expression in the Bay with a long history and understanding of the effort needed to make that a reality. She initially came to Batemans Bay in 1960 and has lived here permanently since 1986. She then set up The South Coast Music Society in 1994, and its Committee, and was its President for 7 years. She was also the Eurobodalla Community Representative on South East Arts Board for 5 years when it was first established. She continues to campaign for quality Community Space for Performing and Visual Arts in the Bay.