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2019 - 2020

Major Trevor A de Carteret RFD

Vice President
Lieutenant Colonel Tony A Coyle

Lieutenant Don S Crombie

Mr George Blomfield
Lieutenant Colonel Garry Collins RFD
Major Rob Cumming
Major Ian Harding
Flight Lieutenant Jason Kennelly 
Major Andrew King
Ms Catriona McPherson
Commander Gerry Savvakis RAN ADC 

General Manager
Mr Paul Stewart

President – Trevor de Carteret

Joining the USC in 1974, Trevor has served on the Club Committee since 2009 having Chaired the Property and Membership & Member Services Sub-committees. Trevor has also served on the Audit, Finance & Property, Finance & Policy, Finance, Audit & Risk, and Membership & Member Services Sub-committees. Trevor is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IExport Solutions Pty Ltd, with previous national and international experience as an Australian Trade Commissioner, Australian Consul General, and National Manager for Defence and Aerospace. Trevor served 22 years in the Active Army Reserve in the Australian Intelligence Corps.

Vice President – Tony Coyle

Joining the Club in 1988, Tony has served on the Committee since March 2017.  He has been a member of the Property Sub-committee since 2014.  Tony is a retired civil engineer, and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Staff College, the Joint Services Staff College and has two Masters Degrees (engineering and business).  He served 23 years in the Australian Army in the Royal Australian Engineers.  Tony also worked for Thiess Pty Ltd for 20 years in senior management roles, including forming and managing a subsidiary company.  In 2008 he then formed his own consulting company and worked on projects such as Airport Link.

Treasurer – Don Crombie

Joining the USC in 2008, Don has served on the Club Committee since 2008 and has been Club Treasurer since 2009. Don has served on the Finance, Policy & Property, and Finance, Audit & Risk Sub-committees, is a Director and Trustee for the Club’s incorporated company 183 Wickham Terrace Ltd, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Don has been a practicing accountant and tax agent in public practice since 1983, with prior experience including sheep and cattle stud overseer and rural property management.

Committee Member – George Blomfield

Having visited here on many occasions with this father, George Blomfield joined the Club in 2017 as one of our Young Professional members and was elected to the Committee in 2019. George lives in Brisbane, where he is a Manager with the management consulting firm Partners in Performance. In his role, he assists senior leaders of large organisations to overcome operational and strategic challenges. George holds several degrees including: Masters of Business Administration, Said Business School, Oxford University (Kellogg College); Masters of Science, Structural Engineering, City, University of London; and a Bachelors of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Queensland.

Committee Member – Garry Collins

A retired high school teacher, Garry has been a USCQ member since 1989. A 35-year career with Education Queensland saw Garry mainly employed as an English department head and he also had year-long exchanges to schools in the USA and Canada. For about a decade up to the end of 2017 he also taught part-time in several universities in SE Queensland, mostly in teacher preparation courses. From 1965, he served for around 30 years in the Army Reserve, mainly in infantry battalions of the Royal Queensland Regiment but also in the Queensland University Regiment which he commanded for three years at the end of the 1980s. Whilst on a teacher exchange in Oregon in 1991 he was attached to a local National Guard unit, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment. Garry is a Life Member of the English Teachers Association of Queensland and a past president of both that organisation and its national counterpart, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

Committee Member – Rob Cumming

Joining the USC in 1982, Rob is a Barrister at the private Bar in Brisbane and was previously a solicitor who worked in private practice, corporate roles and in government legal practice from admission in 1982 until 2017. Between 1975 and 2012, Rob served in the Army Reserve, chiefly as an Artillery Officer in Regimental and Divisional HQ postings culminating in full-time service between 2006 and 2012. During his full-time Army service, Rob deployed on operations to the Sinai (OP MAZURKA) and to Afghanistan (OP SLIPPER). Rob was elected to the Committee in 2019 and is on the Membership and Member Services Sub-Committee. 

Committee Member – Ian Harding

Elected to our Club in 1995, Ian served on the Management Committee and Members and Membership Services Sub-committee from 2007 to 2011. Now retired after an extensive career in air traffic management, Ian served 21 years with the Australian Army Reserve in most states and territories and subsequently 12 years with the Australian Air Force Cadets. Ian has had broad experience at the senior and executive levels including project management, business development, change management and cultural change.

Committee Member – Jason Kennelly

Jason Kennelly is the Managing Director of Kennelly Consulting and Projects Pty Ltd. An organisation providing Project Management services helping businesses successfully deliver projects. Jason has managed projects and teams in a wide range of fields, including information communication technology, education and government since 2002. Jason’s experience has afforded him broad exposure from the grass roots to the strategic level. Jason’s experience includes personnel, operational and project management as well as committee and board memberships. 
Jason has been a member of the United Service Club since 2012, actively participating in club events as well as regularly dining at the club. Jason considers the Club to be his home away from home. Jason joined the committee because he is very passionate about the Club’s future and at the same time very proud of its heritage which he is keen to preserve.

Committee Member – Andrew King

Andrew King is semi-retired after a career of medical research, laboratory, scientific, audit, consultant and management roles. He is recognised internationally for research quality. Andrew has served in the 9th Battalion Royal Queensland Regiment, training units and the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters (HQ 1 Div). He joined the United Service Club Queensland in 2003, and was elected to the Committee 2010-2014 and 2019 to present. He enjoys a variety of outdoor interests including bushwalking, Federation of Mountain Rescue and gardening. 

Committee Member – Catriona McPherson

Catriona is a Senior Principal Lawyer at Crown Law, who specialises in employment, industrial relations and discrimination law. She has practised exclusively in those areas of law for more than 12 years, and has extensive experience advising and representing clients in a broad range of legal matters across State and Federal jurisdictions. Catriona has held volunteer positions at the Caxton Legal Centre and the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, both pro bono legal advice centres. Catriona holds a Master of Laws, a Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy). Catriona is the sister and granddaughter of Australian and British Army officers, so she has a great affection and respect for the military heritage of our Club. Catriona is also passionate about younger member involvement and growth at the Club. 

Committee Member – Gerry Savvakis

Joining the Club in 2019, Gerry serves on the Membership and Member Services Sub-Committee. Gerry is a career Naval Officer with over 30 years of seagoing and management experience and is the current Senior Naval Officer - South East Queensland and Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton. A Navigator and Warship Pilot, Gerry is a graduate of the Australia Defence College. Gerry is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Nautical Institute. Gerry holds a Masters of Military Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine and Logistics Management from the University of Tasmania.