Meet the new board

 

Declaration or Result Directors 2016 (2)

 

Woollahra Sailing Club Directors Election 2016

 

Meet the new board

 

Diane Vukelic

A member since 1988, I have mainly crewed on a Tasar. My children recently completed the Opti course and while yet to sail in my new Mirror, I am keen for them to sail in the Mirror worlds at WSC in 2018 and the Mirror Adventure program’s overnight expedition to Cockatoo Island!

My experience on community committees includes ‘Save Boy Charlton’ and ‘Friends of the National Art School’. I bring management experience from 15 years in commercial training organisations and currently manage technology projects at UNSW.

Most importantly, I believe in the future of dinghy sailing in Sydney Harbour and the potential of the Woollahra Sailing Club.

I join a group of members wanting to promote diversity and experience. The Unity Ticket shares this vision for WSC:

– A board willing to work co-operatively and inclusively with club staff and all the club members

– To foster training and club racing for all juniors and seniors

– To continue improving the amenity of the club

Graham Hindley

I started my sailing adventures on a Windsurfer in Cape Town. For the past 10 years I have been involved with yachting racing, sailing out of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadon. In late 2012, joined the WSC and in 2014/15 started and coordinated the Pacer Pathway Program (PPP) to encourage and introduce a senior learn-to-sail program. Since the introduction of the PPP, the club has had an influx of new senior members who have progressed to boat ownership and participation in club racing and others who have continued to enjoy recreational sailing. I enjoy Tasar sailing in the Winter Series.

I bring an international portfolio of operations management & business improvement skills and experience to the board.

My passion is for WSC to have a Sailing School of “excellence” for both junior and senior sailors alike.

Assembled by a group of members wanting to promote diversity and experience, the Unity Ticket has no political agenda and shares this vision for WSC:

– A board willing to work co-operatively and inclusively with club staff and all the club members

– To foster training and club racing for all juniors and seniors

– To continue improving the amenity of the club

Jay Harrison

A member since 2012, from VA12’SC. I sailed Sabots, 12’ skiffs and 18’s at Vaucluse. Over 25 years have bought 6 kids through sabots and Flying 11’s there. I was elected to the Committee late last century and was commodore for the last 5 years or so till 2011. I instigated and project managed the refurbishment of the club from foundations up, including personally raising more than half the money. My background is construction contracting, project management and property development. I look forward to contributing to the new breakwater and ramp.

I have sailed dinghies and yachts for 50 years. All children still sail. At WSC, the eldest sails a Finn and the youngest 2 a 29er. As Finn captain I’m excited that from 2 boats in 2013 we will have 14 this season, and growing. Assembled by a group of members wanting to promote diversity and experience, the Unity Ticket has no political agenda and shares this vision for WSC:

– A board willing to work co-operatively and inclusively with club staff and all the club members

– To foster training and club racing for all juniors and seniors

– To continue improving the amenity of the club

Ross Barratt

An active sailor, I joined the club in 2012 with my children to take part in sailing and kayaking. I enjoyed sailing as a child and am grateful the Club provides that opportunity for my family. We have sailed, opti, Byte, Moth, Pacer, Feva, 59er, I14.

I have been a board/committee member on many not for profit/community organisations over the last 30 years including: Captain of a national sporting team, President of a student union, variously Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of a Ski Club, Chair of a large body corporate and more. I was recently invited by the Board at WSC to fill a casual vacancy and take on the role of Commodore. I work as an IT consultant on data analytics and governance projects.

I join a group of members wanting to promote diversity and experience. The Unity Ticket shares this vision for WSC:

– A board willing to work co-operatively and inclusively with club staff and all the club members

– To foster training and club racing for all juniors and seniors

– To continue improving the amenity of the club

– To work to build the community and spirit of the club

Peter Katz

I am a CEO and senior manager with broad experience in delivering, operating and maintaining a wide range of infrastructure. I am currently the CEO of Reliance Rail and skilled in working in complex public and private organisations and in negotiating outcomes that can satisfy multiple stakeholders.

I am also the father of Sam and has watched as Sam has progressed from learn to sail classes to sailing his Opti in green and intermediate fleets. I am at the club every Sunday morning helping Sam and his friends rig and get on the water. Instead of watching from the balcony, I have bought a Finn, and am relearning how to sail and now race each Sunday.

These interactions with the club have provided me with an insight into how the club functions and how it and the services for Opti sailors could build on the potential that is there. As part of the Unity team I look forward to working in a cohesive board with staff to:

– To foster training and club racing for all sailors

– To continue improving the amenity of the club

– To work to build the community and spirit of the club

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