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Committee Members

Contact email addresses for Glebe Society Committee Members are below.

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Ted McKeown
Allan Hogan
Allan Hogan was a television journalist and producer for almost 50 years. He worked at the ABC on “This Day Tonight” and “Four Corners” and was a correspondent in London and Washington. He was the presenter of the Queensland edition of the “7.30 Report”. In 1978 he joined the Nine Network’s “60 Minutes” and in 1980 was the founding Executive Producer of the” Sunday” program. In 2005 he was the Executive Producer of SBS TV’s “Insight” program. In 2007 he joined “Enough Rope with Andrew Denton” as script editor. He retired in 2014. He and his wife Jess have lived in Glebe since 2011.
Immediate Past President
John Gray
John is a retired Professor whose research examined how institutions, like law and law firms, interacted with their context. They affect each other unevenly in terms of power. This led him to work in community engagement by which organisations recognize their roles in working with communities. He has brought these interests to his role in the Glebe Society. He has also brought his great love of Glebe for his family lived in Glebe in the late 1800s and most of the 1900s. They were tenants in the St Phillips section of The Glebe Estate and lived in Wentworth Park Road.
Jude Paul
Jane Gatwood
Bulletin Editor
Virginia Simpson-Young
Transport & Traffic Convenor
Murray Jewell
Murray has lived in Glebe for 3 years. Murray holds a bachelors degree and a masters degree in law. He is a commercial lawyer and was a partner in Australian and New Zealand law firms for 20 years, specializing in taxation, trust, corporate and banking law. He has been a member of the Glebe Society since May 2011 and has been on the Management Committee since August 2011. He is the Convenor of the Transport and Traffic Subcommittee and the Assistant Treasurer. His interests include sailing, the humanities, international politics and travelling. His ambition for Glebe is that it retains its character as a friendly and supportive village community with a diverse population. He is also a director of WEA, the adult education centre located in the CBD Sydney.
Bays & Foreshores Convenor
Lesley Lynch
Blue Wrens Convenor
Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood is a veterinarian and academic who has worked for universities in Australia, the UK and the USA. He joined the Glebe Society soon after moving to the suburb in 1976 and has held numerous roles including President and convenor of the Light Rail and Environment Subcommittees; he was elected as a Life Member of the Society in 1999. At present he is convenor of the Blue Wren Subcommittee. In 2008, the Society, together with the City of Sydney, published a report entitled “Superb Fairy Wren Habitat in Glebe and Forest Lodge – a community based conservation project”. The Subcommittee works with the local community and bush care groups towards implementing the recommendations of the report as well as the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in our suburb.
Community Development Convenor
Janice Challinor
Originally from the Riverina District of NSW, Janice moved to Sydney in 1971 to pursue further tertiary education. Janice’s first awareness of Glebe came while undertaking a post graduate course in Urban Design in 1978 in which fieldwork, examining the Glebe Urban Renewal project, was included. A move to Glebe in 2005 created the opportunity to give a Victorian terrace a new lease of life. It also gave her the opportunity to learn to appreciate and enjoy the many advantages that life in Glebe has to offer its residents.
Now as a retired secondary school teacher whose discipline was within the Social Science area, and having joined the Glebe Society in 2011, Janice is finding more time available to contribute to the local community through volunteer activities. She has also undertaken the role of TGS representative to FLAG this year, and considers that Glebe is where she means to stay indefinitely.
Environment Convenor
Jan Macindoe
Jan Macindoe grew up in western Sydney, attended Sydney and Melbourne universities, and has lived in Glebe since 1978. Jan's career was in TAFE NSW, as teacher and manager. Jan has been involved in the Glebe Society in a variety of roles, including Bulletin editor and President. She is currently convenor of the Environment subcommittee. Jan's other roles with voluntary and non-for-profit organisations include chair of the Woolloomooloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board, volunteer at the Asylum Seekers Centre, member of the state committee of Oxfam Australia and co-convenor of the St Helen's Community Garden Group.
Planning Convenor
Neil Macindoe
Resident of Glebe for 35 years. Career in schools and TAFE. Glebe Society roles include President and Planning Convenor (current). Various degrees including Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney. Councillor at Leichhardt for 8 years. Awarded Medal of Order of Australia in 2012 for community service.
Heritage Convenor
Liz Simpson-Booker
Liz spent her career in Association Management, at the interface between business and State/Federal government. She moved to Glebe in 1998 and joined the Glebe Society, an association of community members at the interface with Local/State government. So it seemed she was fated to become the Glebe Society Secretary, a task she undertook for ten years. She is an Honorary Life Member, and has convened the Heritage Subcommittee since April 2013. She is passionate about Glebe’s human-scale 19thC built environment and its preservation.
Committee Member
Meg Wallace
Committee Member
Bill Simpson-Young
Bill moved to Glebe with his family in 2009 and loves living here. He has tried living in quite a few suburbs around Sydney and finally is in a suburb that has the diversity and strong sense of community that he loves. Bill is originally from Queensland, grew up in NZ and came to Australia to study. He works in computer research and development, managing the development of new technologies. He also teaches at the University of Sydney in IT innovation.
Events Co-ordinator
Judy Vergison

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