Club Committee 2020/21

President: Greg Lovett (


Vice President: Rob Blyth

Rob gained his Bronze Medallion in 1986 at Dixon Park SLSC. He is an Engineer and was Project Manager on the Kingscliff Central Park redevelopment.  His experience with major developments and project management brings valuable skills to the management of our club.  He is a Patrol Captain and Level 1 Sports Coach and a regular helper at nippers and Club events.

Secretary: Ben Clements (

Ben gained his Bronze Medallion in 1997 at Glenelg SLSC. He has performed Patrol Captain duties for over 10 years, and served on the Glenelg SLSC executive committee for 8 years as Club Captain and Secretary, where he is still an honorary Vice President. A veteran of many Australian Titles competitions, he has coached beach athletes at several large QLD surf clubs and brings his extensive lifesaving experience to our Club. He has served as Junior Activities Coordinator for 2 years and General Committee member for another 3 years before taking on the Secretary role in 2018. 

Treasurer: Mike Berard (

Mike is a BAS Consultant at a Pottsville accounting firm which fits nicely with the day-to-day activities of the Club's finances. This is his second career, previously an Operations Engineer with a defence contractor in Alice Springs. He has been a Salt SLSC General Member for a few years.

Captain:Craig Mandall (

Craig brings extensive Surf Lifesaving experience to the Committee.  He gained his Bronze in 1984 at Point Lookout SLSC, followed by his IRB Driver and Trainers award in 1986.  He is an accredited Surf Boat Sweep and Development Coach. Craig served the club as Junior Activities Coordinator for 2 seasons during his previous 3 years of committee duties. He is a small business owner and has had 3 children pass through the junior ranks of Salt nippers in his time with the club.

Junior Activities Coordinator: Sam Colman (

Sam first thought about getting his Bronze Medallion (BM) and joining surf lifesaving when he relocated to Coogee from land-locked Canberra in his twenties. Moving to Kingscliff finally provided him with the opportunity to gain his BM, which he did at Salt SLSC in 2014. He was awarded Rookie of the Year for the 2014/15 season. Sam joined Salt Nippers initially as an Age Manager with his two kids, and is now the co-ordinator. Sam directs a global team of Data Scientists within the pharmaceutical industry, and has a wealth of experience leading teams, projects and controlling budgets, all of which come in handy as the JAC. 

General Committee: Jodie Payne

Jodie gained her Bronze Medallion in 2011 at Salt SLSC. She is an Administration Manager for a large family owned business. She is a proud mother of 4 who have all completed their nipper years at Salt. During her time with Nipper Activities, Jodie was an Age Manager and Carnival Official. She is now a Patrol Captain & a regular contributor around the club. Jodie & her husband Phil are our resident Functions & Sipper caterers.

General Committee: Michael Cross

General Committee: Alison Hedger


Junior Sub-Committee 20120/21

Junior Activities Coordinator: Sam Colman (

Junior Secretary: Matt Hall

Age Managers Coordinator: John Duggan

Carnival Manager: Dee Cross

Weekend Activities Coordinator: Victor Popov

Additional positions: Dean Clifton, Michael Cross, Rebecca Langdon, Lindt Goerdhart, Gordan Todan, Krista Woods, Regan Govender, Sara Duggan


Clothing Sub-Committee 2020/21

Uniform/Merchandise Manager: Wendy (

 Building Sub-Committee 2020/21

  • Greg Lovett
  • Ben Clements
  • Rob Blyth
  • Craig Mandall
  • Adam Wright

Position Holders