Michael Quirk (Chair)

Regional Manager, Commonwealth Bank

Michael is Chair of, and a Founding Member of Committee4Wagga.
Born and raised in Finley NSW, Michael has been residing in Wagga Wagga since 1991.

Michael has almost 40 years working within the banking industry, commencing work with the Rural Bank of NSW in 1980 and staying on when the Rural Bank of NSW merged with the Commonwealth Bank. Michael has been in his current role since 2008.

Michael is the Chair of the Kildare Foundation and sits on the Board of the Forrest Centre.

Michael enjoys following the Australian Rugby 7’s women’s team, spending time with his family, is a very passionate Carlton Football Club supporter and follower of horse racing.


Jason Wadley (Vice Chair)

Regional Executive South West NSW, ANZ

Jason Wadley Bachelor of Business (Agriculture Commerce), Regional Executive for New South Wales West ANZ Bank. Jason joined the Board of Management of the Committee4Wagga in December 2017.

Born in Geelong raised throughout regional Victoria, Jason has been a permanent resident of Wagga Wagga since 2005, with three stints prior to 2005.

Prior to his current position, Jason held the position of State Agribusiness Manager, also with the ANZ Bank. Jason has been in the Banking industry for 25 years.

Jason volunteers his time to Meals on Wheels with his work colleagues and is a regular blood donor.

Jason enjoys following his children’s sports including netball and football and enjoys cycling, fishing and skiing.


Colin Duff

Director, RIC Electrics

Colin Duff is a qualified Electrical Contractor with a certificate in Industrial Electronics. Colin has been a member of the Board of Management of the Committee4Wagga board since December 2015.

Born and raised in Wagga Wagga and now retired, Colin was founder and Managing Director of RIC Electrics Pty Ltd. During his career, Colin held directorships in the Electrical, Construction, Commercial Finance and Property Investment and Development Industries.

Whilst Managing Director of RIC Electrics Pty Ltd the company achieved 27 Excellence Awards, the Ministers Award for Excellence for on-going training of Apprentices, Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Crow Awards 2012. As a Director of RIC Electrics Pty Ltd, Colin was responsible for the negotiation and performing of major multimillion-dollar projects in the Peoples Republic of China.

Colin was Chairman of Directors at ICG Constructions Pty Ltd, a company which was created to build the Wagga Wagga Oasis Aquatic Centre, and subsequently grew to one of the largest construction companies in the region. Colin was a Founding Director and past Chairman of Profinance Ltd, which commenced as a small business leasing financier and grew to a major property owner and developer.

Colin is a long-term member of Wollundry Rotary recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow, current treasurer of Wagga City Aero Club and was appointed to the Board of Kurrajong in 2017.

Colin enjoys snow skiing, travel, flying and vintage car restoration.


Matthew Moloney

Partner, WDF Accountants

Matthew Moloney a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), CPA, JP and Director WDF Professional. Matthew is a Founding Board Member and Treasurer for Committee4Wagga.

Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Matthew is a specialist taxation and business consultant with over 25 years’ experience. His journey started in Sydney with KPMG and then he returned to Wagga Wagga for the fantastic lifestyle and business opportunities that were on offer. Matthew has been a director at WDF for the past 15 years and has a real passion for helping his clients grow and manage their businesses.

Matthew has a strong focus on making Wagga Wagga an even better place to bring up families and grow the city.

Matthews interests include AFL, catching up with family and friends, camping and water skiing with his sons.


Scott Braid

Dealer Principal, Wagga Motors

Scott Braid Dealer Principal/Company Director Wagga Motors and Founding Board Member of Committee4Wagga.

Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Scott completed a Bachelor of Commerce and works in his family business of over 60 years, where he progressed through various positions of the automotive dealership over a period of 20 years, upholding the founding principle that the public is entitled to the best service possible in satisfying its motoring requirements.

During this time, Wagga Motors has increased employee numbers from 55 to 96 staff, expanded their brand portfolio from 4 to 7, re-developed all their dealership facilities and doubled the size of the dealership footprint (land size).

Scott sits on the dealer council for Mercedes-Benz Australia and Isuzu Ute Australia.

Scott’s interest include family get aways, running, cycling, squash and supporting the Sydney Swans.


Lincoln Kennedy

Partner, Walsh & Blair Lawyers

Lincoln Kennedy is a principal director and third generation lawyer at Walsh and Blair Lawyers.

A Founding Board Member of Committee4Wagga, Lincoln is passionate about making Wagga Wagga a better place to live, work and visit.

Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Lincoln attended senior school in Sydney and then graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from ANU. He commenced work as a lawyer in Sydney in 1996 prior to returning to Wagga Wagga to commence work with Walsh and Blair Lawyers in 1999, becoming a principal director in 2004. Lincoln now heads the property, commercial and estate planning arms of the firm where he acts for a variety of clients including property developers, business operators, farmers, not for profits and families.

Lincoln lives on a farm on the outskirts of the city running a fat lamb enterprise and is actively involved in the local community, having sat on various boards of management, including a lengthy stint as Chairperson of a local disability service provider.

Lincoln enjoys both water and snow skiing, fishing, mountain biking and keeping up with his two teenage boys.


Matthew Hall

Chief Executive Officer, Sureway Employment & Training CA, GAICD

Born in Brewarrina Northern New South Wales, Matthew has always lived and worked in regional NSW and has resided in Wagga Wagga since 2008.

Matthew joined the Board of Committee 4 Wagga in December 2018.

Matthew commenced his career in Public Practice as a Chartered Accountant and Financial Advisor before joining Sureway Training and Employment in 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer.  The company employed 85 staff members in 21 sites and has now grown to over 340 staff members in more than 100 sites throughout New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Matthew has thoroughly enjoyed helping the business grow to what it is today and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2017.

Matthew has been involved as a committee member for various Rugby Union clubs. He enjoys skiing, camping, golf and family time.


Jill Toohey

Director, Knight Frank

Jill is a Founder and Director of Knight Frank Wagga Wagga Commercial Real Estate Agency. Jill has been a Board Member of Committee4Wagga since December 2016.

Born and raised in Batlow, Jill has been residing in Wagga Wagga since 2008.

Jill completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Property Economics), has an NSW Real Estate Licence, is a Registered Valuer, PCA – Shopping Centre Management & Marketing and is an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute.
Jill career to date includes Graduate Property Manager Knight Frank Australia, Asset Manager FKP Property Trust, Asset Manager Lachlan Reit and Asset Manager Becton Property Trust.

Under Jill’s direction, the Wagga Wagga office has been awarded Knight Frank Office of the Year.

Jill’s interests include tennis, cooking and gardening.


Scott Brown

Director, Peter L Brown & Associates

Scott Brown is Managing Director of Peter Brown & Associates (Insurance Brokers). Scott has been a Board Member of Committee4Wagga since December 2015.

Born & raised in Wagga Wagga, after spending several years working in Sydney, Scott returned to Wagga in October 1998. In that year, Peter Brown & Associates was awarded the Insurance Broker of the year (NSW) by the National Insurance Brokers Association.

Scott holds a Diploma Financial Services (ANZIIF) and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (NIBA).

Scott is a keen cyclist and has extended this interest to undertaking charity rides over multiple years raising awareness and funds for the fight against Childhood Heart disease.


Darren Nelson

General Manager, Enirgi Power Storage Recycling

Darren Nelson Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours Class 1) & General Manager Enirgi Power Storage Recycling.

Born and raised in Newcastle NSW, Darren has been residing in Wagga Wagga since 2013 and commenced as a Board Member for Committee4Wagga in July 2018.

Darren has worked in Lead, Zinc and Nickel smelting in Australia and Europe, holding various senior management positions. Whilst in these roles Darren has developed patented smelting processes, developed process control systems for Zinc roaster operations, doubled production output, installed plastic recycling plant and managing further expansion of Enirgi’s Bomen facility (state significant development) and receiving the FM Global Award – Highly Protected Risk Award 2015.

Darren enjoys spending time with family and playing golf.


Lyn Angel

Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University GAICD

Lyn Angel has lived in the Wagga Wagga / Tarcutta area for over 60 years.

Lyn joined the Board of Committee 4 Wagga in December 2018.

A longstanding member of the Charles Sturt University community as a student, research assistant and academic, Lyn received the Faculty and The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence as Head of School of Biomedical Sciences from 2002-2014, during which time she led the Biomedical Sciences staff through significant periods of growth and change.

Lyn has had the opportunity to participate in The Cranlana Program: Executive Leadership Colloquium and the Harvard Club Leadership Program: Financial Acumen and became a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2017.

Lyn was Deputy Dean of Faculty of Science from 2014 to 2018 and is currently the Interim Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University.

Lyn is committed to being engaged in activities to ‘make a difference’.  Lyn is confident that with her leadership roles, experience and knowledge of local issues, her contribution on the Committee4Wagga Board of Management can make a difference.


Alan Johnston –  (CEO)

Chief Executive Officer CA, AFIML

Alan relocated to Wagga Wagga in 1982 after growing up in Albury, New South Wales.

Alan joined the Board of the Committee4Wagga in 2011 and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in June 2018.

In earlier years Alan qualified and worked as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in public practice before joining the Finemore Group of Companies in 1984 and then the New South Wales Health Department from 1993 to 1996.  Since 1996 Alan was a senior manager and company director with Buckman Asia-Pacific, a global specialty chemical company, retiring from the position of General Manager Australia New Zealand in early 2018. Alan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Diploma of Logistics and is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders Australia New Zealand.