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Committee

2018 - 2019

President
Major Trevor A de Carteret RFD

Vice President
Lieutenant Colonel Tony A Coyle

Treasurer
Lieutenant Don S Crombie

Committee
Captain Simon A S Bliss
Major Roslyn A Carlyle
Lieutenant Colonel Garry Collins RFD
Ms Catriona McPherson
Mrs Judy Xavier

General Manager
Mr Kim Young

President – Trevor de Carteret

Joining the USC in 1974, Trevor has served on the Club Committee since 2009 having Chaired the Property and Membership & Member Services Sub-committees. Trevor has also served on the Audit, Finance & Property, Finance & Policy, Finance, Audit & Risk, and Membership & Member Services Sub-committees. Trevor is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IExport Solutions Pty Ltd, with previous national and international experience as an Australian Trade Commissioner, Australian Consul General, and National Manager for Defence and Aerospace. Trevor served 22 years in the Active Army Reserve in the Australian Intelligence Corps.
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Vice President – Tony Coyle

Joining the Club in 1988, Tony has served on the Committee since March 2017.  He has been a member of the Property Sub-committee since 2014.  Tony is a retired civil engineer, and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Staff College, the Joint Services Staff College and has two Masters Degrees (engineering and business).  He served 23 years in the Australian Army in the Royal Australian Engineers.  Tony also worked for Thiess Pty Ltd for 20 years in senior management roles, including forming and managing a subsidiary company.  In 2008 he then formed his own consulting company and worked on projects such as Airport Link.

Treasurer – Don Crombie

Joining the USC in 2008, Don has served on the Club Committee since 2008 and has been Club Treasurer since 2009. Don has served on the Finance, Policy & Property, and Finance, Audit & Risk Sub-committees, is a Director and Trustee for the Club’s incorporated company 183 Wickham Terrace Ltd, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Don has been a practicing accountant and tax agent in public practice since 1983, with prior experience including sheep and cattle stud overseer and rural property management.

Committee Member – Simon Bliss

Joining the Club in 1991, Simon has served on the Club Committee since 2011. Throughout his time on the Committee Simon has served as a member of the Finance & Property, Finance, Audit & Risk, and Membership and Member Services Sub-committees. Simon is a consultant and company director with extensive local and international commercial experience at the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director level. Simon is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, attended the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College, Duntroon before graduating to Engineers, with over a decade of service as a regular Army Officer.

Committee Member – Roslyn Carlyle

Joining the USC in 2008, Roslyn has served on the Club Committee since 2015. Throughout her time on the Committee Roslyn has served as a member of the Membership & Member Services and Finance, Audit & Risk Sub-committees. Roslyn is a Registered Nurse and has previous professional experience as a Nursing Educator, and Senior Nursing Officer with the United Nations. Roslyn has 19 years military service as an Army Nursing Officer in medical centres, recruiting units, field hospitals and military hospitals.

Committee Member – Garry Collins

A retired high school teacher, Garry has been a USCQ member since 1989. A 35-year career with Education Queensland saw Garry mainly employed as a department head and he also had year-long exchanges to schools in the USA and Canada. In recent years he has taught part-time in several universities in SE Queensland. From 1965, he served for around 30 years in the Army Reserve, mainly in infantry battalions of the Royal Queensland Regiment but also in the Queensland University Regiment which he commanded for three years at the end of the 1980s. Garry is a past president of the English Teachers Association of Queensland and its national counterpart, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

Committee Member – Catriona McPherson

Joining the Club in 2012, Catriona has served on the Membership and Member Services Sub-committee since 2014. Catriona is a Senior Principal Lawyer at Crown Law. She specialises in employment and discrimination law, having practised exclusively in those areas of law for more than 10 years. Catriona has held volunteer positions at the Caxton Legal Centre and Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, and she is the sister and granddaughter of Australian and British Army officers. Catriona holds a Master of Laws, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).

Committee Member – Judy Xavier

Joining the USC in 2013, Judy was elected to the Club Committee in 2016 and has served on the Membership & Member Services Sub-committee. Judy is an Accountant with her own private practice and is a member of the Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, French Australian Chamber of Commerce, and the British Chamber of Commerce. Judy is the current President of the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid City, and has extensive Board experience including Past President of the Rotary Club of Kenmore and Company Secretary for the Wesley Research Institute. Judy has studied and taught piano and singing.