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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Cathy Wagner is a 50-year resident of Queenscliff/Freshwater and is part of our volunteer bush regeneration team who are revitalising Undercliff Reserve at the southern end of Freshwater Beach. She has a great passion for health and wellness, the outdoors and gardening so is in her element working with the volunteer team. The group hope to inspire others in the Freshwater community to get together, find a project and just “go for it”.
Denver Bevan (Details TBA)