john mccallum OAM, northern region
GROUP EXECUTIVE MANAGER, BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB, (CAIRNS) LTD
p: 07 4053 1053
(holds office until 2021)
Board Member Centacare Cairns 1984 – 1990; Member of inaugural Gaming Machine Community Benefit Fund 1994 – 1996; Treasurer Brothers Rugby League Football Club (Cairns) 1975 – 1979; Vice – President Brothers Rugby League Football Club (Cairns) 1980; President Brothers Rugby League Football Club (Cairns) 1988; Recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for contributions to sport and the local community. Experience in the Industry:
Bachelor of Business QUT; Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Registered Company Auditor; over 30 years’ experience in Public Accounting; Member of ATO Clubs Consultative Forum 2007 – 2013; Director Brothers Leagues Club (Cairns) Ltd 1977 – 2016 and Chairman of Board 1983 – 2016.
gavin lyons, northern region
CHAIRMAN, BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB TOWNSVILLE
p: 0419 712 917
(holds office until 2022)
Prior to his retirement, Gavin was employed in local government in Townsville since 1974 and spent the final 20 years as a Director. He has been heavily involved with Brothers Townsville and spent 21 years playing for the club before finishing in 1984. He became President of Brothers Townsville Football Club in 1985 until 1993 and joined the Board of the Leagues Club in 1987 and has since continued on the Board. He was elected Chairman in 1998 and currently still hold that position. Gavin was awarded the Clubs Queensland Club Director of the Year in 2008 and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Gavin is a strong advocate for community clubs and the benefits they bring to our local communities.
tony castro, central & western region
SECRETARY, THE WAVES SPORTS CLUB
p: 07 4152 1531
(holds office until 2023)
Tony is married to Lisa and has two children, Elizabeth who has a degree in forensic science and is a police officer, and Jonathan who is an optometrist. Tony was born and bred in Bundaberg and owned a sugar cane farm as part of a family company which was sold in November 2017. Tony is a member on the Management Committee of The Waves as secretary and has held that position for the past 28 years. He also has a position on the Club’s corporate governance sub-committee. Tony was appointed to the Bundaberg Region Sport & Recreation Advisory Group by the Bundaberg Regional Council since November 2011. The role of this advisory group is to assist the Council with its strategic planning and development of sporting and recreational facilities within its regional boundaries.
Other commitments include being a director of Bridges Health & Community Care, Queensland Thunder Netball Club (Sunshine Coast) and the most recent appointment on Regional Business HQ.
julie strudwick, central & western region
(holds office until 2023)