OUR TEAM

The Committee of the Voices of Mackellar

Voices of Mackellar is registered as an incorporated association in New South Wales

under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 

Registration Number INC2000884

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Sheilah Hogan

President and Digital Marketing

Sheilah is a local resident of Mackellar, having lived in Avalon Beach with her young family for the past 11 years. 

Sheilah has owned and run small and medium-sized businesses over the past 20+ years. She is the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience.

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Maree Nutt OAM

Treasurer &

Public Officer

Maree and her family have lived on the Northern Beaches for 25 years. A physiotherapist by profession she has spent more than 30 years as a volunteer and then CEO of a grassroots advocacy charity addressing global poverty. Maree is passionate about empowering the voices of everyday people in our democracy.

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Patti Burton

Social Media Coordinator

Patti has lived in Avalon on Sydney's Northern Beaches her whole life and loves living by the ocean and the sense of togetherness and community feel in the area. She has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from UTS, and is passionate about nuanced storytelling, community voice and empowering people to speak up about issues they care about.

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Claudia Newman

Social Media Coordinator

Claudia has lived on the Northern Beaches her whole life, with a great passion for the local area and the natural world. Daughter to the co-founders of non-for-profit organisation Living Ocean Claudia remains a very involved member of the organisation while working in Early Childhood Education with a certificate in Events Management. Claudia is passionate about equality and creating a brighter future. 

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Mark Plowman

IT Coordinator

Mark is a director of a Management and 

Technology consulting & training organisation and has lived on the Northern beaches for the last 33 years.  Mark is passionate about effective political representation and efficient and effective

public administration