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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kelvin Patch

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Chair

KELVIN PATCH

Kelvin Patch has lived in the Moreton Bay Region for over seventeen years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Caboolture Sports Club Limited (CSC Group) and has held this position since January 2004.

The role at CSC Group has enabled him to be actively involved in the provision for sporting clubs infrastructure and growth throughout the Moreton Bay District. In his tenure at the CSC Group, his business and management skills has provided prosperity for the not for profit entity that now owns and operates four licenced club venues, as well as leases and permits for eight sporting complexes and clubhouses.

His business acumen and due diligence was highlighted in 2016, with the construction and commencement of operations of the North Lakes Sports Club, the first community club greenfield premises established in Queensland in over 20 years.  

Kelvin has a strong affiliation and works collaboratively with the three levels of Government. He holds a Business Degree and Alumni at Southern Cross University, was awarded the Queensland Club Secretary Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2017. Kelvin was bestowed the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2017 from Rotary International, for his contribution to the community of the Caboolture & Morayfield region.  

Previous Board and Committee experience includes Clubs Queensland (2015-2019) and Caboolture Sports Club Limited (Company Secretary, 2004 – Current).

Kelvin Patch understands the challenges that faces the Committee of RDA, Moreton Bay and is excited to contribute to the opportunities that the RDA can assist with Moreton Bay’s economic development.   

Noel Powell

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Deputy Chair

NOEL POWELL OEM C.DEC

Prior to his retirement from the workforce, Noel previously held several company Director positions, including being the Director of Marketing and Operations for a global international company.

Noel was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship from Rotary International for services to the community and in 2006 he was named Redcliffe Citizen of The Year. Noel has been awarded THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA OAM for services to the wider community in many various fields including the Police Citizens Youth Club. Noel is also a Commissioner of Declarations.

With his extensive experience in management and his belief that teamwork from the RDA Moreton Bay Committee, and communication with all levels of Government and the broader business community will bring forward programmes, projects and events that will benefit everyone in the Moreton Bay Region.

sharon armstrong

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Member

SHARON ARMSTRONG

Sharon co-owns and operates Embrace Life located in the busy suburb of North Lakes. Embrace Life has embodies her passion for family and community health and wellness. With a Master’s Degree in Nursing and BSc Public Health that underpin her passion for growing healthy communities she moved into small business seven years ago.

In 2016 Sharon joined the board of Moreton Ventures, a not-for-profit Tech Incubator and Accelerator Program which aims to bring talented mentors to the Region to help grow Start Up businesses.

Sharon hopes that her role with RDA Moreton Bay Committee can help to facilitate grass roots community projects that bring more business and people to the beautiful Moreton Bay region.

Mike Brady head shot

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Member

MIKE BRADY APM

Michael is a recently retired police superintendent who spent the last decade of his distinguished career with the Queensland Police Service as the Moreton Police District Officer.  In addition to being responsible for policing activities and community safety Michael was appointed as the area’s District Disaster Co-Ordinator and the overall responsibility for the multi-agency response to major events and disaster, including floods, fires and significant incidences that impacted the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

Michael has close association with the Moreton Bay area having moved to Burpengary in 1987 and now in retirement calls Caboolture home with his wife and family.  His long and extensive community involvement, professional working relationships with local & state agencies, community leaders and our elected officials provides an ideal opportunity for him to continue his commitment to his long held philosophy of making the Moreton Bay area a better and safer place to live, work and do business.

Craig hewlett

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Member

CRAIG HEWLETT

Craig Hewlett grew up in the family Operated businesses around South East Queensland in the 1970’s, from speedways at Ipswich, Bowling Alleys at Greenslopes, and Motor Dealerships at Strathpine where the Westfield Shopping Centre is now situated. In the past, Craig Hewlett has owned and operated a highly successful Project Marketing Construction Company, has been a Co-Owner of a major real-estate franchise, and has an acute knowledge of Moreton Bay’s history and its people. Craig Hewlett is the current president of Moreton Bays Own Radio Station 101.5FM, and has received several awards for his service to the community, spanning over 30 years.

“I really value a team environment, with everybody fulfilling their roll. I am very excited to be a part of the RDA Moreton Bay committee, and I look forward to applying my skillset to the work at hand.”

Denise Sims

RDA Moreton Bay Committee Member

DENISE SIMS

Denise Sims was first elected to Moreton Bay Regional Council in 2016.  She stood on a platform of ensuring the voices of the people of Moreton Bay were heard.  In 2020 Denise was elected Deputy Mayor of the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Denise is passionate about the Moreton Bay region and works tirelessly to ensure that the region prospers and grows.  Her vision is for a region where the youth and people of the region can be assured a career through creating long-term jobs and sustainable industries.

Denise was extremely active on the Councils Audit Committee as well as Chair of Lifestyle and Amenity which included the Councils Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.  She has also held positions on numerous Not for Profit organisations, Local and Federal Government committees.

Denise owned her own Financial Planning practice and worked with businesses owners so knows first-hand their issues and challenges.

A strategic thinker, Denise is immersed in a broad range of issues, including advocating for strategies to diversify, innovate and build capacity within the region to ensure a sustainable future for all.