john mccallum OAM, northern region
GROUP EXECUTIVE MANAGER, BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB, (CAIRNS) LTD
p: 07 4053 1053
(holds Office until 2021)
Community Service: 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; Chairman of Cairns Business and Sporting
Group 2011 – Present. 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; Consultant to the Queensland Club Industry; Director
Brothers Leagues Club (Cairns) Ltd 1977 – Present, Chairman of Board
gavin lyons, northern region
CHAIRMAN, BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB TOWNSVILLE
p: 0419 712 917
(holds Office until 2019)
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.
will schroeder, central & western region
CEO, YARALLA SPORTS CLUB
p: 07 4979 8270
(holds Office until 2019)
Will became involved in the club industry over 11 years ago, as the Marketing Manager at Tamworth Services Club and later served as Sub – Assistant Manager at South Sydney Leagues Club from 1998-1999. Will is committed to continuing with the Zone’s current efforts to achieve a higher profile for clubs in the Capricornia Zone, to improve communication throughout the zone and to ensure that all clubs, irrespective of type or size, are effectively represented on the Board of Clubs Queensland.
tony castro, vice president & central & western region
SECRETARY, THE WAVES
p: 07 4152 1531
(holds office until 2020)
Tony was born and bred in Bundaberg and owns a sugar cane farm as part of a family company. Tony is a member on the Management Committee of The Waves as Secretary and has held that position for the past 20 years. He also has a position on the Club’s corporate governance sub-committee. Tony has also been appointed to the Bundaberg Region Sport & Recreation Advisory Group by the Bundaberg Regional Council for a period of two years from 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 Bundaberg CANEGROWERS Ltd and the Queensland Cane Growers Organisation Ltd. Both bodies are grower representative bodies that act as a lobby group to governments on members’ behalf.