Bev Martin - Board Member
Bev is an accomplished business woman having founded and managed her own textile business for 20 years, she sold it successfully to a multinational.
Since selling that company she commenced a consulting business and has assisted other textile businesses with her vast knowledge of the industry. Bondi born and bred she has focused on the local community serving a term on Waverley Council.
Her voluntary work includes the management boards of Norman Andrews House, WAYS, Sydney Wyde Housing, SECC. Her son Brett attended Scots College and now lives in Yeoval, far west NSW. She now considers herself a “farmer’s mother”.
Ian Shivers - Board Member
Ian Shivers founded Bondi Behaviourist, a dog training and behaviour company based here in Bondi but operating across Sydney and interstate, in April 2015. Having worked with, rescue organisations, the local community doing one on one consultations public workshops.
Ian is passionate about the welfare of dogs in the urban environment, their physical and mental health, relationships between dogs and their owners and believes that educating people on the needs of their dogs is the future of dog training.
He believes that with dogs being a huge part of our day to day lives, improving these aspects can have a huge impact on the overall health of individuals and the community as a whole.
Sarah Launt - Board Member
Sarah Launt was born and bred in Coogee & has moved a hop, skip and jump away and now resides in Bondi and has so for the past 13 years. Sarah is extremely passionate about the events industry and there is nothing she loves more than planning a good party.
Sarah originally started off her career in finance for Deloitte then found her calling working in some of Sydney’s best hatted fine dining restaurants such as Rockpool 1989, Spice Temple and Rockpool Bar and Grill.Sarah has now dug her toes in the sunny shores of Bondi Beach and heads up the events and marketing department at The Bucket List Bondi.
Yvette Deerness - Board Member
Yvette Deerness co-owns the jumping little community hub known as Badlambs Barbershop in Bondi Beach, with her partner Tony Mellis.
Yvette is also a lawyer, having spent over nineteen years as in house counsel for companies and not for profits both in London and Sydney, and recently establishing BondiSOLVE a small
consultancy providing in-house legal and general problem solving services.Being a business owner in Bondi and also a mum whose children attend local Bondi schools.
Yvette feels very connected to the heart and soul of Bondi and is a huge advocate for celebrating the diversity, vibrancy and colour that Bondi has to offer
Geraint Coles - Board Member
Originally from Wales, moved to Sydney 6 years ago and have been living in Bondi for the last 5 years. Career hospitality professional for more than 15 years and across three continents.
I settled in Bondi where I moved away from the front of house to look after the business side of my two venues – Panama House and Isabel, both in the Pacific Building. I also am the international Brand Ambassador for the Australian-owned Tequila company – Sesion - having worked with them for four years assisting in the development of their brand and profile both in Australia and the US.
Ian Dunwoodie - Board Member
Biography coming soon.
Ian Aldridge - Board Member
Biography coming soon.