don seccombe AM, president
PRESIDENT, REDLANDS SPORTING CLUB
p: 07 3207 1133
(holds Office until 2019)
Don Seccombe AM was a foundation member
of the Redlands Sporting Club Inc. when it was formed in 1980, elected
as the inaugural President, holding Membership No 1.
Coming from a corporate business
background where he was responsible for some 400 employees directly in
his position as National Sales Manager for Incitec Ltd., he has been
part of big business for many years. Incitec sales at that time were
approximately $700 million.
Utilising this background when the Club
was formed, Don was instrumental in producing policies and procedures
including all financial parameters under which the Club operated. Throughout
the years that followed, Don has led the strategic planning, various
feasibility studies, building and expansion plans, and project
management to what the Club has become to-day. The most recent of these
expansions was completed in early 2007 at a cost of $12.3 million. A
testament to Don’s success is the fact that this expansion was completed
without borrowing any funds – i.e. totally from cash flow and the Club
remains debt-free under his leadership.
As well as the role of President of the
Redlands Sporting Club, Don was elected as Mayor of Redlands Shire in
2001, then re-elected in 2004 until 2008. His commitment to community
via the mayoralty has been widely acclaimed and is also demonstrated by
his leadership at Club level, ensuring that the Club is a major
community provider. With Don’s guidance the Club provides unconditional
voluntary contributions annually in cash of over $360,000 to sporting,
community and charitable organisations.
As Mayor, Don was involved widely in
regional affairs, being Chairman of the Southern Regional Organisation
of Councils; Chairman of various committees and reference groups. This level of involvement with regional
and state elected representatives and departmental personnel is seen as a
distinct strength for Club’s Queensland.