NSW Crown Holiday Parks Land Manager, trading as Reflections Holiday Parks, is overseen by a skills-based Board appointed on 1 July 2015 until 30 April 2020. Members of the Trust Board were appointed following a search and public advertising process conducted by Crown Lands. Members bring a wealth of expertise, skills and knowledge in corporate governance, financial management, tourism, legal, environmental management and community engagement.
Wendy Machin brings to the Board years of experience in the travel and tourism sectors. She also brings more than a decade of leadership experience from senior roles on Government and mutual Boards. She is passionate about promoting NSW and is excited about the opportunity to lead the Crown Holiday Parks Trust Board as it brings to holiday makers even better services and facilities.
Ms Machin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of NSW (UNSW) and has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).Currently the Deputy President of the NRMA, Ms Machin was President for six years. She is also the Independent Chair of the Customer Owned Banking Association, the Deputy Chair of ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program), sits on the Destination NSW Board and is a member of the ANZ Stadium Advisory Committee.
Ms Machin was the first woman National Party MP in the NSW Legislative Assembly. Between 1985 and 1996 she served as a Cabinet Minister, Shadow Minister and as Deputy Speaker of the House. She has run her own consulting business and has also worked in-house in a range of companies and industry associations.
Ms Machin was also the Deputy Chair of the Australian Republican Movement from 1998 to 2000 and a delegate to the 1999 Constitutional Convention.
Wendy owns and operates beef cattle properties in the Manning Valley. She has a strong interest in disability services, plays golf, loves all sport, Roger Federer and is married with 3 adult children.
Abigail Goldberg is a Non Executive Director of Crown Lands Holiday Park Trust NSW, where she Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, and Deputy Chair of Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW, where she Chairs the Industry Liaison Group.
Ms Goldberg was appointed to the Icon Water Board in July 2017. She is a member of the Icon Water Audit and Risk Committee and a Director of the Icon Retail Investments Limited Board as well as a Director of the Icon Distribution Investments Limited Board.
Ms Goldberg is one of the senior part-time Commissioners at the Planning Assessment Commission, the independent determination body responsible for major and state significant projects in NSW. She is an alternate for the NSW Joint Regional Planning Panels. She is Executive Chair of GoldbergBlaise, a boutique consultancy providing advice to the infrastructure, planning, housing, tourism and transport sectors, and an Associate of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology, Sydney.
Ms Goldberg has held a number of executive positions, including CEO, Metro Transport Sydney (light rail and monorail company) and General Manager, South Sydney Development Corporation.
Ms Goldberg is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been a Mentor for the ‘Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders’ program, 2016 (Women on Boards) as well as a recipient of the Women’s Scholarship (Australian Graduate School of Business, UNSW, 1999).
Don Marples brings significant business management, strategy, investment, governance and commercial experience to the Trust Board.
An experienced Non-Executive Director in both the public and private sectors, Mr Marples has more than 30 years experience in senior management positions working in real estate funds management, infrastructure, construction, banking and investment banking for organisations including, Lend Lease and the Commonwealth Bank.
Mr Marples is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (SFFINSIA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors(FAICD) He holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, (UoN).
Mr Marples is currently on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees including, Northern Sydney Local Health District,Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Ltd, MPC Funding Limited, Living and Learning Finance Pty Ltd and Cullinan Finance Company Pty Ltd.
Previously, Mr Marples was Joint Managing Director at Fortius Funds Management (2006-2009) and General Manager/Global Head of Project, Finance & Infrastructure at the Commonwealth Bank (1999-2006). He also held the positions of Chief Executive, Project Finance and Executive Director, Capital Services at Lend Lease (1991-1999).
Jacqueline O’Dea is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the commercial property sector. She brings a broad range of skills to the Board including corporate governance skills, legal skills and extensive experience in risk, asset and investment management.
Ms O’Dea is currently Deputy General Counsel at The GPT Group, one of Australia’s largest listed property trusts, and has been a director of various wholly and jointly owned GPT subsidiary companies since 2006. These companies include Voyages Hotels & Resorts, which held a portfolio of 22 tourism properties over 15 destinations. In addition to her role as Deputy General Counsel, Ms O’Dea is also Company Secretary of the Investor Representation Committees of both the GPT Wholesale Office Fund and the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund, which together hold assets worth more than $12 billion.
Ms O’Dea currently chairs the Property Council of Australia Regulation and Investments Working Group, which liaises with government in relation to regulatory issues impacting capital markets and investments in the Australian property market.
Ms O’Dea has also served as a director of the Gidget Foundation, a charitable organisation which aims to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression.
Previously, Ms O’Dea worked at Blake Dawson Waldron solicitors (now Ashurst). She joined Lend Lease in 1996 where she held various legal and company secretarial roles until commencing at The GPT Group in 2005.
Christopher Shaw brings to the Board decades of experience in providing advice and legal representation to parties that strive to balance their legal obligations with economic, environmental and social drivers. He is recognised for his practical and hands on approach to resolving legal issues.
Currently Managing Partner at Shaw Reynolds Lawyers, Mr Shaw also has experience in the property sector where he practices as a corporate lawyer specialising in administrative, local government, planning and environmental law. He regularly appears on behalf of clients in the NSW Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and lectures on local government, planning and environmental law.
Mr Shaw is a non executive director or past director of various property organisations including the Australian Property Institute Pty Ltd and the Australian Property Institute Valuers Ltd. He is also an active member of the Property Council of Australia where he sits on their Divisional Council and chairs their Planning Committee.
Previously, Mr Shaw worked with The Shell Company of Australia in accounting, operational and marketing roles. After almost a decade with Shell, he moved across to private legal practice.
Matthew Toohey brings to the Board more than 25 years experience in commercial property and business development. He has held senior executive roles with Jones Lang Lasalle Australia, McDonalds Australia and Wesfarmers Limited. He is currently the General Manager of Group Property at Coca Cola Amatil (Asia/Pacific) and leads a team responsible for acquisition, development, divestment and the asset management of over 280 properties across 6 countries.
Mr Toohey has over 15 years experience as a company director in both executive and non executive roles which includes being a director of Bunnings Group Limited, non executive director of the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW and an advisory director to the board of the Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network.