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Meet our Directors & Advisors

FABIAN RESTAINO: VLCL Director 

(Commercial)

Fabian is the Owner, Principal and Director of Finance Industries Australia.

Fabian's business and community involvement

  • Co-Founder of the Varsity Lakes Family Fun Day
  • Director – Finance Industries Australia Pty Ltd
  • Head Broker – Superannuation Advice Australia Pty Ltd
  • General Manager – LinLex Pty ltd
  • Managing Director – JCRLL Pty Ltd

EMAIL: fabian@financeindustries.com.au


STEVE SIMPSON: VLCL Vice Chairman & Director

(Residential)

Stephen has held senior positions in Corporate, Business and Retail Banking in Australia (Qld, Vic & Tas) and overseas (Fiji & United Arab Emirates). 

Stephen's current position is Senior Credit Analyst with Specialist Wealth. 

Stephen's business and community involvement 

- Deputy Chair of Varsity Lakes Community Ltd, a not-for-profit which manages Sports House 

- Director/Treasurer of Varsity Lakes Financial Services Ltd (Varsity Lakes Community Bank)

- Past Director of Silver Body Corporate Financial Service’s Ltd (Bendigo Bank JV)

- Past Director of Logan Community Financial Services Ltd ( Logan Community Bank Group)

- Past Treasurer/Member of Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast Committee

EMAIL: Stephen.Simpson@specialistwealth.com.au


NIC RONE: VLCL General Manager, Secretary & Director

(Commercial)

Nic is the Director / Secretary of Varsity Lakes Community Limited & General Manager of Sports House.  
Nic is also the Owner Managing Director of Helloworld Travel Varsity Lakes, Cruise Holidays Gold Coast and Mediterranean Holidays & Tours Pty Ltd.  
A  respected travel professional, Community Expert and business leader, Nic has served in senior management and executive roles both in Australia and throughout Europe for over 30 years.

Nic's business and community involvement

  • Owner / Director of Helloworld Travel Varsity Lakes
  • Director & Secretary of Varsity Lakes Community Limited 
  • Immediate Past President of the Varsity Lakes Rotary Club
  • Life Member of the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director & President of the Robina Business Alliance
  • Foundation Member and Past Director & Chairman of the Varsity Lakes Community Bank
  • Past President of the Central Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President of the Burleigh Chamber of Commerce 
  • Founder and Past President of the Varsity Central Management Association

EMAIL: manager@sportshouse.com.au


JUSTIN REID: VLCL Director

(Community)

Justin is the Senior Pastors at Hope Church in Varsity Lakes and is a Lecturer at Hope College.

He has a background in International Hotel Management with over 16 years experience in Hospitably here on the Gold Coast. 

Justin was twice nominated for Queensland Tourism Awards (Outstanding Contributions to Tourism by a Young Achiever & in Service) and also won a 12 month exchange position to work in Hotels in Japan.

Justin's business and community involvement

  • Senior Pastor at Hope Church
  • Director of Hope of Gold Coast Ltd
  • Chair of Bethany Care, Hope of the Gold Coast & Hope Care Ltd.

EMAIL: justin.reid.hope@gmail.com


CHRIS RICHARDSON: VLCL Director

(Associate)

Chris is the National Lending Manager at Specialist Wealth.
Chris is a Financial Services Professional seeking to secure and enhance the financial wellbeing of customers across the Medical and Healthcare related fields.

He enjoys operating with a high level of integrity and takes pride in his personal energetic approach to customer interactions. Chris relishes becoming an integral part of their wealth development strategy. His areas of expertise include Business Cash Flow, Debt Structuring & Relationship Management.

About me personally: I am a Father of 2 beautiful children and enjoy spending my free time with my family and have a keen interest in sports including Surfing, Golf, Cricket and Rugby League.

Chris's business and community involvement


  • Current President - Varsity Lakes Rotary Club
  • Director - Varsity Lakes Community Limited 

EMAIL: Chris.Richardson@specialistwealth.com.au


JASON ALLENDER: VLCL Chairman | Director 

(Residential)

Jason is the Managing Director of AMG Coaching 
Jason is an experienced Business Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry.
Skilled in Coaching, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, and Sales Operations. Strong business development professional graduated from St Bede's College.

Jason's business and community involvement;

  • Director – Varsity Lakes Financial Services
  • Director Chairman - Varsity Lakes Community Limited


EMAIL: jason@amgcoaching.com.au


ALANA BAULCH: VLCL Director

(Associate)

Alana is the Branch Manager at Bendigo Bank in Varsity Lakes. She brings 20 plus years experience in the finance industry, in both personal and business banking.

Since joining Bendigo Bank Alana has thrived on community involvement and seeing the change that her work can do within the local area.

Alana has made her mark in Varsity Lakes through her committed and continual support for all things business and community, and as a valued Board Advisor Alana assists VLCL to help grow business to enable mutual benefit to customers and the community.

Alana's business and community involvement;

  • Director Chairman - Varsity Lakes Community Limited




Dan Keegan: Director

(EDUCATION)

Daniel is the Co-Owner and Managing Director of Temple Gym, Varsity lakes.

Daniel has a retail management background with over 10 years experience, he is also a life long fitness enthusiast with a passion and drive to help others.

Dan's business and community involvement;

  • Director Chairman - Varsity Lakes Community Limited


EMAIL: daniel@templegym.com.au



Kim Oldroyd: Director

(Associate)

Kim is the Principal Solicitor and Director Owner of QC Law Solicitors in Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Kim practices exclusively in the areas of Property law, Commercial and Wills and Estate Administration.

In respect of property, Kim deals with residential conveyancing acting for the Seller and the Buyer, to first time investors, overseas investors, self-managed superfund purchases right through to the experienced developers including off the plan purchases and large scale sub divisional land.

Kim's business and community involvement;

  • Director Varsity Lakes Community Limited




EMAIL: k.oldroyd@qclaw.com.au


Donna Reed: VLCL & Sports House Operations Assistant  

Donna is Operations Assistant for Varsity Lakes Community Limited and is the on site Receptionist / Administration assistant and Meeting Room Manager for Sports House Varsity Lakes.
Donna's business and community involvement
  • Receptionist & Administration assistant - Sports House Varsity Lakes
  • Stakeholder & Client Liaise - Sports House 
  • Meeting Room  Manager 
  • Operations Assistant - VLCL

EMAIL: admin@sportshouse.com.au


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VLCL is a Not for Profit company limited by guarantee. It is a membership based organisation represented by a passionate volunteer Board of local Directors that are voted in each year at the AGM.

If you are interested in being involved in your community and would like to know more about becoming a Director, Advisor or Member of one of our Sub-Committees then contact us today.  http://vlcl.com.au/get-in-contact