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.
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 is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Certified Practising Valuer. He holds a Master of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and has completed the Advance Management Program at the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD, France), as well as an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (USA).
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, executive director of the Coca Cola Amatil employees hare plan trustee, non-executive director of the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW, non-executive directer of NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust Land Manager and non-executive director of International House at the University of Sydney.