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Current Management Committee

The Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Progress Association Management Committee is an elected team of ten local volunteers who work together for the Association, the members and the community.

Get in touch to share what you think is important for this stunning area!

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Bruce Murray, President

Retired Air Force Wing Commander & Avionics Engineer with 42 years experience in teamwork, program & project management, governance, procurement, engineering management & compliance. Member of Lions Club, RSL Sub Branch, Bowling Club, Golf Club, Myall Masters Swimming, and the HNTG Surf Lifesaving Club.


Trevor Jennings, Vice President

Retired traffic engineer with 35 years’ experience in management, projects, compliance, standards & community leadership. Past President of the HNTGPA. Strong management skills, risk management experience, & background in community leadership and support.

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Sandra Bourke, Secretary & Public Officer

Current Director of Myall Coast Consulting Services with 20 years+ experience in public & private sector project management. Accredited in P3O, Agile Project & web development. Member of Lions Club, RSL Sub Branch, Country Club, Golf Club, Myall Masters Swimming, & the HNTG Surf Lifesaving Club: BA (Syd), MSSc (CSU).


Jeanette Hart, Treasurer 

Retired former special education teacher. Member of the Art Walk Group & U3A Art Group. Long serving local volunteer, community advocate & leader. Designed & painted murals in Hawks Nest with assistance. Assisted with Hawks Nest Park beautification.


Dan Holmes, Committee Member

Long serving local volunteer, community advocate & leader. Current President of Meals on Wheels. 


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Kath Verdon

Committee Member


John Verdon

Committee Member


Leigh Allen, Committee Member

Retired teacher (25 years’ experience) with interests & qualifications in problem solving, art, sport & literature. Chair of Myall River Art Walk for 18 years. Member of U3A, MCACC, Family Research/ Historical, Koala & Environment community groups. Long standing background in community service, leadership & support.


Christian Patterson, Committee Member

Horticulturalist, bush regenerator & photographer. Grew up locally & involved in many Community Groups - strong advocate for locals. Past President of the HNTGPA. Strong writing skills plus management, supervision & community leadership & support.