Sunshine Coast Regional Councilor, Division 2
Cr Tim Dwyer grew up in Caloundra City and has represented the Caloundra region as a Councilor since 2000. Tim is a keen sportsman and has played and coached rugby league for many years. He holds a number of awards in rugby league and surf lifesaving. Tim has a deep knowledge of the Sunshine Coast and is proud of the City and its people and is committed to serving the needs of his constituents and those of the wider community.
Brenda Jamnik has an eclectic background, in business and competency development and, most recently she has worked with groups to coach the management and leadership teams to build high performance project teams. This enables them to increase the prospect of the projects being completed on time through a collaborative process. This is a great asset to The Events Centre’s board, ensuring that the strategic planning and implementation stages of development are appropriate and timely. She has worked with a number of major infrastructure projects, including the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project in Brisbane, The Wyaralong Dam Project at Beaudesert and the Gap 50 Project which saw an upgrade and expansion of works along the rail corridor between the Abbot Point Coal Terminal and Bogie River (south-west of Bowen).
Don served Caloundra City Council as an elected councilor for 14 years, 8 of those as Deputy Mayor. During this time Don helped to instigate the necessary procedures to set up The Events Centre as a company and then became one of the original Board Directors. Prior to undertaking a political career, Don was a mechanical engineer and spent 10 years building homes and units on the Sunshine Coast. In 1983 he developed his own business in Body Corporate Management which he undertook for 14 years. Don also serves on the board of Quad Park and the Chamber of Commerce.
Jeanette has an extensive background in Strategic Planning and Marketing and is the former Deputy Director of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust and the former Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Regional Services for the Department of Emergency Services. Prior to her career in the public sector, Jeanette was employed in various private enterprise positions including Public Affairs Manager of Mobil Oil. She is a former Board Member of The Keep Australia Beautiful Council, and Executive Producer of various events for the 1996 Brisbane Festival.
Rod has represented the Arts Industry for a number of years having served as Queensland President of Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance 1997 to 2000, President Queensland Actors and Entertainers Benevolent Fund 1997 to 2000. He received the Allan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the Arts in 2005. Rod has more than 30 years experience as an entertainer and actor and has appeared at the Royal Variety Performance representing Queensland Theatre Company 1982.
Norma Fox BEM
Norma Fox has been involved in theatre and musical theatre performance for over 30 years. In 1970 she was one of the founding members and the inaugural conductor of the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company Inc and held the position of Artistic Director for 37 years. She is well known on the Sunshine Coast as a director or large scale productions. Norma was awarded the British Empire Medal for service to the community in 1984. She is a former Board Member of The Queensland Theatre Company, Deputy Mayor of Caloundra City Council 1994-1997 and National and State President of the Australian Women’s Local Government Association from1991-1994.
Born and educated in Brisbane, Kevin has enjoyed a long and active artistic and administrative involvement with the arts sector as an actor, director, producer and CEO. Positions held include Executive Director Arts Queensland, Deputy Executive Director Office of Arts and Cultural Development, Deputy Director Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Coordinating Producer of the Brisbane Festival. Previous board directorships include Brisbane Arts Theatre (Chairman), Queensland Cultural Centre Trust (Deputy Chairman), Arts Industry Training Advisory Board (Deputy Chairman), Pacific Film and Television Commission; Pacific Film Festivals Ltd, Library Board of Queensland, State Library Foundation Council, Queensland Performing Arts Trust and the Queensland Theatre Company.
Having managed his own company here on the Sunshine Coast for nearly two decades, Paul Smith has a comprehensive background in business management, marketing, project management, consultancy and finance. He also has extensive expertise in event management, having administered everything from golf, football and entertainment events here in Queensland and around the world. Some of these numerous events included the grand opening of the $290 million Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre in 1994, several US Masters Golf Tours, The 2000 Ian Healy Testimonial Match at the Gabba Brisbane, and the legendary Michael Crawford in Concert at Hyatt Regency Coolum in 2006.