BSOL Management Team

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Colin Waugh
President

Colin comes to us from the Services Industry where he undertook Quality and Safety Management for companies providing cleaning and security services to retail shopping malls, medical and education institutes, airlines and transportation. He also represented his employers as a Customer Service Representative for their food processing customers.

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Ron Horst
Vice President

Ron has had a career in computing since 1982, with BHP and then CSIRO, in a variety of roles such as programming, database design, systems development, and middle management. Ron did a volunteer IT project in Kathmandu during 2015, and has not been actively seeking work since then; though he is not ready to say he is retired. He joined BSOL in 2016 in order to return something to the community.

Ethna Brown
Secretary

My name is Ethna Brown and I am an Inner North Mentor with BSOL. I have been with the organisation since 2004 and in that time have mentored many learners. I am an Entomologist and worked at the Department of Primary Industries where I got my grounding in Computers developing a database of insect images for use by Field Stations. My interests include reading, sport, computer gaming, and line-dancing.

Jonathan Smith
Treasurer

Jonathan has only recently joined BSOL. He has been in business most of his working life spanning a variety of industries during which time he has always done his own books .He feels that well qualifies him for this role as treasurer. For the past 18 years he has worked for Graceville Imports in Brisbane as Operations Manager and 5 years ago semi-retired retaining the role of Admin Manager which he still does today.

Dick Bennett
Publicity Officer

Dick Bennet will be familiar to many, as he previously served BSOL as a committee member. Dick is undertaking the role of Publicity Officer for the Association, a position he has held in the past.

Dick is keen and enthusiastic about publicising the good that BSOL has to offer the seniors community. He is willing and able to assist any Hub in Brisbane looking to promote BSOL.

Kevin Brown
Hub Liaison Officer

Kevin joined BSOL in 2011. In 2012 he also took on both the Secretary and Central Hub Coordinator jobs.  He is currently serving as Hub Coordinator for both Central and Inner North Hubs in addition to Management Committee member.

Kevin was an officer in the New Zealand Army for thirty years during which time he saw active service in Vietnam, served on peacekeeping operations on the Israeli/Egyptian border in the Sinai. He retired from the Army in 1998 and moved to Brisbane. 

Hugh Wiseman
Special Projects

Hugh joined BSOL as a learner in 2010, became a mentor a year later, and was invited to join the Management Committee in 2013. He currently holds the position of Special Projects Officer to the Management Committee.

Hugh was active in the construction industry for many years where he worked on many projects across the width & breadth of Australia. Hugh retired after a project in Noosa, and now calls Brisbane home.

Sue Green
Membership Information

Sue is a retired librarian, who enjoyed a career starting the Qld State Government, before moving into the private legal sector, where her focus was on legal research and knowledge management. She has always had an active interest in IT issues. She was involved in developing specifications for database design, and implementation. She has expertise as an end user, rather than an IT professional, and has always tried to think of how people can easily use the technology that is now available. She joined BSOL in 2017, helping with database entry, mentoring, and returning some of her expertise to the community.

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