CHAIR

Peter Harley OAM

Peter Harley has been involved in a volunteer capacity in a variety of not-for-profit organisations for the last 50 years, often in a leadership role.  In 2019 he was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to communities. Four generations of his family have lived in Freshwater and he is one of two inaugural Directors of the Friends of Freshwater and its current Chair since 2011.

CO-CHAIR & MEMBERSHIPS

Diana Ryall AM
Diana loves the village atmosphere at Freshwater. Freshwater has a precious community and she is happy to play a part to enhance the community through Friends of Freshwater. After over 20 years in IT and over 20 years working in inclusion she now brings her passion to the community.

TREASURER

Denise Goldstein
Denise Goldstein and her family have been residents of Freshwater for 25 years. Denise has a background in Corporate IT Sales Management and for the last 15 years has run her own Search and Recruitment Advisory. 
As a founding member of Friends of Freshwater, Denise is passionate about the uniqueness of the Freshwater Community and has worked to represent community concerns around sustainable and sensible improvements to the Village and surrounds.
It has been my privilege to work with dedicated and committed colleagues whose sole focus is representing the voice of community in a productive manner.

SECRETARY

Margot Hazard

Margot Hazard has lived in Freshie for the past 15 years. Her three kids all went to Harbord Public School and their family is active in community sport and activities. Margot has 30 years’ experience as a litigation lawyer and is committed to protecting the built and natural environment of Freshwater for future generations to enjoy. 

SOLDIERS AVE STAKEHOLDERS

Christine Frith 

Christine has lived in Freshwater for 38 years with her three daughters.

When her youngest daughter started school at Harbord Primary, Chris then returned to work. For some 30 years she worked in strata management and was employed by A & J Robinson Real Estate. Chris is a member of the group the Stakeholders of Soldiers Avenue and Friends of Freshwater.


WEBMASTER

Rob Keeping
Rob Keeping with Denise have lived in the Queenscliff Freshwater area for over 30+ years, with the last 28 years in Freshwater itself where his son was born. He has a business IT background in motion graphics software and digital services that has helped with this Community website creation. He continues a close committment to the Friends of Freshwater and has been on the Committee for 6+ years.

IT

Kieren Dight
Kieran is a new Freshwater resident. He has worked in IT and software companies for almost 20 years. He’s excited to put his skills to use for the Freshwater community.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Stacey Berkman

Stacey has been a Queenscliff resident since moving to Australia in 2009. The Freshwater community spirit, village atmosphere and beach lifestyle made her feel at home straight away, encouraging her to become involved in the community and preserve the Freshwater community spirit through contributing to the Friends of Freshwater initiatives and growing our online Freshwater community.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Sharyne Mullens
Sharyne loves the coastal lifestyle and is the 3rd generation of my family to call the Northern Beaches home and delighted to be part of the Friends of Freshwater Executive.

She is committed to helping retain Freshwater’s unique character, cultural heritage, history and coastal reserves whilst ensuring we can provide residents with the amenity and services required.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Kathryn Borkovic

Kathryn joins FoF in her role as one of the Freshie Community Garden leaders. Kathryn’s passion is working with community for impact, having extensive experience doing so in her role as CEO at SpinalCure Australia, where she has secured close to $30m so far for research to cure spinal cord injury.

THE DUKE EDITOR

Emily Andrews

Emily is relatively new to Freshwater and to Sydney, having moved to Australia only 5 years ago. She is loving the Northern Beaches and looking forward to enjoying all it has to offer, as well as helping to improve the local community as part of FoF.

WATERMARK

Angus Guthrie

Angus Guthrie, his wife Manuela and family first moved to the northern beaches in 2000, living in Balgowlah Heights and Frenchs Forest.  After spending the last 8 years in Hong Kong they have settled in Watermark above Freshwater Beach, with a focus on the natural environment and watersports.