Board of Directors
At a specially convened Board meeting of Sanctuary Lakes Resort Services Ltd (SLRS Ltd) on Thursday, 6th June 2013, the then-current Board of Directors, who represented the development company Sanctuary Lakes Developments Pty Ltd, resigned their positions in favour of the seven elected members of the Executive of Sanctuary Lakes Resort Services Advisory Committee which represents all Owners Corporations within Sanctuary Lakes Resort.
Each of the current directors is a resident lot owner at Sanctuary Lakes.
Introducing the current Board Members
CRAIG PITTS - Chairman
Craig has come from 17 years in the IT consulting arena, working in all sectors from Finance to Manufacturing in local, national, regional and global companies. His specialisation is IT security, information protection, audit and regulatory control (including SOX). The breadth of organisational coverage and strong consultative nature, communication skills and genuine interest in both the people and the business provide a unique view on building solutions that work for all involved whilst progressing all parties' agendas.
He is currently working at Kraft Foods as the Asia Pacific IT Compliance Manager and the Oceania IT Security Manager. Outside work he has been the Stage 33 (Seaview Point) Secretary for the last 4 years, Treasurer for 2 years, Super OC representative for Central Region for 3 years and nominated Executive representative for 3 years. He performs regular volunteer and charitable work for a range of organisations and audiences.
Craig has lived in the Point Cook area for the last 15 years and watched Sanctuary Lakes grow from Stage 1. Living in Stage 33 with his young family, he has a real interest in seeing the community atmosphere grow and the overall environment be maintained in a secure, sustainable and affordable manner.
He was elected to the residents Council and Executive in 2010.
JOSEPH MATINA - Vice Chair
Joseph Matina has been a resident of Sanctuary Lakes for over 10 years and has been an active member in the local community.
Joseph is a qualified Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and a fully licenced Real Estate Agent. His strength and expertise are in finance and real estate.
Apart from being a non-executive director of Sanctuary Lakes Resort Services Ltd, Joseph was also a non-executive director of Sanctuary Lakes Club Ltd until November 2016. Joseph was one of the initial resident and club members who was heavily involved in the transition from the developer for both entities. Joseph contributions have been in governance, financial and strategic areas.
Joseph operates his own accounting practice, Joseph Matina & Associates and a real estate agency practice, Accumwealth Financial Services Pty Ltd. He is also a director and a responsible manager for AUS Financial Group Pty Ltd, which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence.
Joseph's vision is to see Sanctuary Lakes as a vibrant and a suburb of choice where residents can feel proud of their surroundings, feel safe and enjoy the open space that attracts such wonderful wildlife right in our own backyard.
Theo has been a member of the SLRS Board since 2013. He currently resides in Riverwalk – Stage 23.
During Theo’s long career managing large complex technology projects in Federal, State, Local Government as well as many Global Retailers, Theo brings a mature and effective strategic input to the management of the Sanctuary Lakes Resort.
Theo has also been involved at a political level Campaign managing several candidates during Federal and State Government elections. His role was to develop and promote the policies and ideals of the various candidates in a number of electorates.
Theo’s skills in negotiating solutions in emotional and diverse environments provides SLRS with another avenue in dealing with competing demands.
Having lived in Sanctuary Lakes since 2011, Theo sees a bright and challenging future as Sanctuary Lakes moves towards a mature residential complex reflecting the life styles all of the residents seek.
Garry Sleeman is a retired Chartered Professional Civil Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in design, construction and project management of major civil engineering projects in New South Wales, Northern Australia and Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and owns and manages an aviation services business in northern Australia.
Garry has a keen interest in the development of Sanctuary Lakes. In 2004 he joined the Sanctuary Lakes Resident Consultative Committee and continued that representation on SLRA and more recently the executive committee of SLRS.
Garry is currently on sick leave following an naccident in early 2017.
Ed is a Professional Environmental Scientist (Member of Environment Institute of Australia and NZ – 198981) and has been providing environmental consulting services across the globe for over 25 years.
Ed and Lynda purchased their home in Sanctuary Lakes in 2009 while based in Abu Dhabi and started living in Sanctuary Lakes in 2011 along with their daughter Sapphire, who is about to start school. Ed has been an active member of the Stage 21 OC since 2012.
Ed brings extensive knowledge of environmental legislation and management systems which he has used to assist companies and governments to meet and exceed environmental compliance. He has been a Senior Manager for AECOM and GHD, a Managing Director for 2 environmental consulting companies, and has been Project Director for the preparation of environmental impact assessments to World Bank Standards (including the Palm Island, Dubai and Industrial Cities in Saudi Arabia).
Sanctuary Lakes is located in a unique and beautiful environment which Ed regards as a hidden secret, and he is dedicated to ensuring the resort is managed in a sustainable manner such that his family, the resort community and future generations can enjoy the lifestyle and environmental features we experience today.
David has a strong commercial background. Having spent many years in the clothing industry in various managerial roles, David moved to construction industry in June 2009. Here he spent three years in the procurement department with ThiessDegremont, the construction contractor for the Victorian Desalination Plant in Wonthaggi. David oversaw the procurement of all major capital equipment for the plant and was also involved in setting up service contracts for the operational company. In September 2012 David joined Chassis Brakes International as Procurement Category Manager in the automotive manufacturing industry. David has recently started a new career in Real Estate with Eview Real Estate and is based in the Point Cook area.
David, wife Suzi and children Liam and Chelsea are long-time residents of Sanctuary Lakes, having built their home in Tournament Drive in 2001. David is a member of the Golf Club and has been an OC committee member for Stage 18 for the last 5 years. As a new member to the SLRS Board, David supports the continuous improvement to all aspects of Sanctuary Lakes living that is being implemented by the current Board. David is passionate about enhancing the benefits that come from living within Sanctuary Lakes. His ambition is for Sanctuary Lakes to be known as one of the premium residential locations in the metropolitan area and the first destination of choice for resort living.
Tom has had the privilege and pleasure of living at Sanctuary Lakes for the past nine years and in the last three years, has gently passed on his lifestyle enjoyment with a monthly column, Nature's Rubik, in the SLR Newsletter with all copies of the column available on the Sanctuary Lakes Resort website under "Community".
Tom's career of 55 years has been in the Entertainment industry, producing, directing and writing for Television, Film and Theatre. Tom has worked in more than fifteen countries and is credited in 500 plus productions. For seven years, he was CEO of Australia's leading production house, Crawford Productions. Tom has had a successful working experience in individual and mass communications, marketing, finance, developing concepts to fruition and long term planning.
Tom expects to give practical assistance to the Board, by involving all our community into creating the world's finest environmental residential estate for our future generations.
TONY FERRERI - Chief Executive Officer
Tony was born in Melbourne and grew up in Middle Park.
Having completed his VCE/HSC/Matriculation at St Kevin’s College in Toorak in 1966, Tony embarked on a career in Chartered Accounting with Bentley & Co (now Deloittes). Starting as the office boy in January 1967, he rose through the ranks working mostly in the general accounting and tax areas to become a partner in January, 1980. His specialist areas were local and international tax planning, superannuation and business management.
In July, 1987, Tony retired from the partnership to join a publicly listed client in the telecommunications industry as Director of Finance & Administration based in Hong Kong, a company that he left in October 1990.
After 20 months as an independent business consultant in Melbourne, Tony found himself returning to Hong Kong in June 1992, first in the role of Deputy Managing Director of a German owned trading company and then as Managing Director of a financial services company delivering tax and financial advice to expats and international business people.
In May 1997, he returned to Australia to take up a role as Asia Pacific Finance Director for a US based global chemical company Borden Chemical, a role that covered Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines. In January 2002, he was promoted to the role of Managing Director, Australasia around the time that Borden Chemical merged with 3 other chemical companies to create a 6 billion dollar, 7,000 staff company called Hexion Specialty Chemicals. At that time, the Australasian business consisted of 2 plants and 90 staff with sales of $85 million. The Australasian business grew over the next five and a half years, by growth and acquisition, to 10 plants spread across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and China with over 300 staff and turnover in excess of $350 million.
Tony retired from Hexion in October 2007 and started playing golf twice a week at Sanctuary Lakes with Ian Brown, who got Tony involved with the residents’ Transition Team, until March, 2010 when he took up the role of General Manager of SLRS and stopped playing golf.
Tony is married to Annie who was born in Taiwan. They have one son, Alexander who is 18 years of age and was born in Hong Kong. Tony also has two sons from a previous marriage – Tony Jnr is 29 and Brian is 26. Tony and Annie have lived in Sanctuary Lakes since late 2002 and Tony has been a member of Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club since August, 2000.
BACKGROUND TO BOARD ACTIVITIES
The incoming Board members at transition (2013) were involved with the budget creation and day to day management of the Resort for three years before transition. A committee of the incoming Board of Directors, together with the SLRS General Manager Tony Ferreri, played an active part in the transition process to ensure a viable SLRS together with a harmonious and commercially suitable relationship with Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club.
The same seven directors were re-elected to the SLRS Ltd Board at the 2013 AGM. Four directors retired as required by the Constitution at the 2014 AGM and, being eligible for re-election, were re-elected to the Board. At the 2014 AGM, Ed Boucaut was elected to the Board as a new director.
Ian Brown was chair of the Residents' Advisory Committee from its formation in 2007 and became the Chair of the SLRS Board at transition on 6 June 2013. Ian retired from the Board on 30 June 2015.
David Rava and Graeme Young were appointed by the Board to fill 2 casual vacancies from 1 July 2015. Graeme Young retired from the Board on 11 September 2017. Warrick Stapleton retired from the Board on 30 September 2015, having been appointed a director at transition on 6 June 2013. Tom Parkinson was appointed to the Board at the 2016 AGM. John Anderson was appointed to the Board at transition on 6 June 2013 and was chairman from 1 July 2015 until his retirement from the Board on 22 August 2017.
The Board generally meets monthly, either as a Board or as a Committee of the Board.