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Management Committee 2023

Management Committee: Meet the Team

The Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Progress Association Management Committee is an elected team of dedicated 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.


Michele , Vice President

Fantastic update pending.


Sandra Bourke

Beach lover with 30 years+ experience in public & private sector project management. Our grant, newsletter & web content writer! Accredited in P3O, Agile Project & web development. Member of the Tea Gardens Lions Club, Country Club, Golf Club, Myall Masters Swimming, & the HNTG Surf Lifesaving Club: BA (Syd), MSSc (CSU).


Jeanette Hart, Member & President of the Myall River Art Walk Group

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.


Kay Jones, Treasurer

Treasurer, Traveller and great MC team member.


Kath Verdon

Committee Member, volunteer gardener and MC sage.

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John Verdon, Public Officer

Committee Member, leader and community supporter.


Bryony Barnes, Committee Member

Committee member. Fantastic update pending.


Christian Patterson, Committee & Life 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.


Chris Taylor, Committee Member

Management Committee member. Currently also the Director of Rolyat Services, Environmental Economic & Financial services plus a great radio personality.

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