Jason Lewis was born in Bowral and operates Lewis Building Company which is not only a successful company but a great contributor to the 4K and its activities. Jason joined the 4K committee in 2000 after he recognised the community need to support disadvantaged and disabled kids. He felt like a local he needed to do his bit and has worked tirelessly to achieve that now for more than 20 years. Jason was awarded Life Membership for his service to the 4K in 2020.
Danielle is currently Family Service Manager for Home-Start Australia working closely with families to ensure their needs are being met and they are linked to the correct services, parenting education and emergency aid. She manages volunteers that work with families in the community as mentors and support workers. In addition, Danielle is a business owner of a furniture manufacturer and retail business in Bowral. Danielle has over twenty-years, experience working in social welfare and community services. Danielle brings a wealth of experience through her professional roles and her voluntary roles which include the support of vulnerable children and their families.
Matt Bow has lived in the Southern Highlands for more than 30 years and is a partner in a local Chartered Accounting firm that specialises in the audit of self-managed super funds. Over the last 15 years, Matt has served as treasurer for several local sporting organisations and has been a financial supporter of the 4K for many years decided to join the committee and continue his community service as treasurer. Matt brings his professional expertise to the 4K at a time where the charity sector as a whole is seeking professionals to help guide them through the changing regulatory environment.
Peter Stewart moved to the Southern Highlands after retiring from a career in the education and hospitality sectors where he held roles as director and executive director. Whilst retired, Peter is still actively consulting in the areas of business strategy and planning and is a registered marriage celebrant. Peter has served on boards for more than 25 years across the community housing, community services, sporting organisations and served as company secretary at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is currently consulting to the University of Wollongong’s Global Strategy team in the development of global sporting programs.
Peter Dean was born in Watson’s Bay and graduated from Scots College in 2001. He is a keen rugby fan who tested himself in his younger years with Eastern Suburbs before moving into the pub industry in 2004 spending time working in different hotels across Sydney. In 2014 he moved his family to Bowral where he bought the leasehold of the Royal Hotel with his wife. They now have 3 hotels in the Southern Highlands all of which have been incredibly supportive of the 4K and assisted through sponsorship and weekly raffles to raise funds. Peter also harnesses his many suppliers to support the efforts of the 4K.
Tom Porter was raised in the Southern Highlands and educated in Sydney. After working in hotels in The Rocks and the Eastern Suburbs, he returned to the Southern Highlands to become the licensee of the Moss Vale Hotel in 1987. Tom has been a regular supporter of the 4K over many years and joined the committee to further that support. Apart from his financial support Tom leverages his wide network to also contribute to the 4K support. He is currently the Chairperson of the Southern Highlands Liquor Accord and is the Macarthur & Southern Highlands Delegate for the Australian Hotels Association Council.
Wade Thomas relocated his family to the Southern Highlands in 2019 and joined the committee soon after, He is a Partner in the Marsden’s Law Group in Campbelltown, a long term supporter and a sponsor of the 4K. Wade is passionate about giving back to the community and helping those who need it most. Being a part of the 4K allows him to be an integral part of raising funds and assisting disadvantaged kids in the Southern Highlands.
Garry Turland was born and remains a resident in Bowral and joined the 4K in 2009 where he continues his community contributions today. Garry is Managing Director of Turland Building Company one of the prominent builders in the Southern Highlands. He has a lengthy history of community service which includes membership in the Bowral Chamber of Commerce and Bowral Water Polo. Garry is formerly an elected Councillor with the Wingecarribee Shire Council until his resignation in 2021.
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