Club Committee 2020/21

President: Greg Lovett (president@saltsurfclub.com.au)

Greg first gained his Bronze Medallion in 1985 on the NSW Central Coast. He is a business owner and long-serving member of SLS. His leadership skills and energy have transformed the surf club into a cohesive unit, capable of managing the ongoing large membership growth and strategic planning for the future. A fearless fighter for justice and agent of change, he is the people's champion.

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. A former Union icon from the Manly area, he has 2 boys in the QLD Reds team.

Secretary: Ben Clements (admin@saltsurfclub.com.au

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 (treasurer@saltsurfclub.com.au)

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.

Director of Lifesaving: Michael Cross (captain@saltsurfclub.com.au)

Michael's military background has prepared him for the challenges of managing the surf club's Lifesaving portfolio. Having already spent some time on the management committee, he has the organisation and business skills required to develop our process and procedures for the new era of Salt SLSC. 

Junior Activities Coordinator: Sam Colman (juniors@saltsurfclub.com.au

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 has been the co-ordinator for the past 3 seasons. 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: Rebecca Langdon

Among her many roles, Rebecca was the Director of Educational Leadership for the Richmond district until recent retirement and is a mentor as part of Surf Life Saving Australia Women’s Mentoring Program. She is also the Chief Training Officer for the surf club, utilising all her skills to develop and grow our education base like the club has never experienced before.

General Committee: John Duggan

Born in Ireland, John is an accomplished sailor, having designed and built his own yacht which he sailed around the world. His easy-going nature makes him a perfect fit in our Sponsorship role. He completed his Bronze Medallion in 2019.

Junior Sub-Committee 2021/22

Junior Activities Coordinator: Sam Colman (juniors@saltsurfclub.com.au)

Junior Secretary: Matt Hall

Age Managers Coordinator: Krista Woods

Carnival Manager: Dee Cross

Weekend Activities Coordinator: Rebecca Langdon

Additional positions: Russell Maddalena, Lindt Goedhart, Sara Duggan, Graeme Dwyer, Trista Wagner

 

Clothing Sub-Committee 2021/22

Uniform/Merchandise Manager: Wendy and Tammy (admin@saltsurfclub.com.au)

 Building Sub-Committee 2021/22

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

Position Holders