Club Patron & Office Holders
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John Bagnall can’t remember a time when he was not associated with the Balmoral Beach Club. The Club features in many of his earliest childhood memories. He was taught to swim in the famous Clem Morath School on the Club lawn, and then graduated to the rock pool. Since then he has always been a very active participant at the club. There are not many days that he not down at the Club for a swim. He was overall club champion seven times in the 1970s and 1980s, and athletics champion ten times during this period. He served as Club Captain from 1980 to 1985.
John likes to participate and volunteers to help with many things at the club, he is a member of the BBC Events Board and also on the Balmoral Swim committee and part of the Club a cappella choir that visits care homes in which some Club members reside.
Garry has been an active participant in the Clubs’ activities for almost 50 years, having joined after leaving school. Garry served on the Club’s Committee in the late ‘70s, before heading overseas to work. He is a regular morning swimmer and is a member of the Club’s IT Committee. For Garry, the Club has a very special character, worth preserving and developing – a welcoming, family-friendly club, blending a sporting orientation with the opportunity for a range of non-sporting activities. Garry’s professional background is in telecommunications, IT and supply chain management. He is actively involved in Scouting in the Mosman district.
Andy joined the Club in 2003 and is an active participant in the swimming competitions. As a member, Andy continues to enjoy the terrific Club benefits including Club values, health and fitness, as well as relationships with members.As background, Andy owns and manages a risk consulting and insurance business.Andy has a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, and a member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Julie has been a member of the club since 2009 and is a regular swimmer. She has also been a member of the BBC Events Board since its inception in 2015. Julie is currently the Managing Director of Goodman Fielder in Australia and a non Executive Director of Coca Cola Amatil. Julie enjoys getting involved and participating in Club activities and values the friendship she has with many of the members.
Having grown up in a country town in Western NSW, I moved to Sydney and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. I have spent my career in the water and environmental sectors, initially in technical sales and then broader business roles. I lived in Asia and led businesses across South East Asia, India, Japan and Australia, focussing on water management, sustainability, health, hygiene, and also hazardous waste management. I have also built and operated manufacturing operations in a couple of countries. My aim is to bring a logical, problem-solving attitude and collaborative approach to supporting the BBC Board. I will leverage the excellent working relationships already established and hopefully support the Committee operationally, and from a broader business perspective.
Stephen has been a BBC Member since 1997, involved as a Nipper age manager for six seasons from 1998 whilst his children were small and since 2014, a member of The Finance Committee. He swims year round enjoying the great friendship and bonhomie of many club members. A Chartered Accountant who lives and works locally, Stephen finds that his morning swim regardless of the weather, and afterward, a hot shower and cup of tea a great start to any day.
I have been an member of the club for 4 years, initially introduced by Rob Angus. I have always loved the water and swimming. Originally I was more a pool swimmer I have now come to appreciate how good swimming is at Balmoral. Work wise I am an Emergency physician at RNSH. I have 3 children, one in Perth who I hope to see before 2023.