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Who We Are

The Board of Governors The Governors are jointly the Trustees of the assets of the Foundation. They elect the Board of Directors and provide supervision of the operations of the Foundation. They are appointed for a three year term.

The initial appointees are (L – R):

Peter Blaxell, Dr. John Baron-Hay, Barry Honey and Colin Cowden.

 

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Foundation, including fundraising, investing, marketing, and communication, assessing and awarding the annual grants and awards. Directors are appointed for a three-year term and can serve a maximum of three terms (nine years).

Philippa Packer, Doug Kerr, Paul Green, Vikki Baldwin, Tony Finch and Cliff Lawrence.

As the RTYF continues to evolve and strives to achieve its mission, the Directors hope to raise the profile sufficiently so the whole yachting fraternity can recognise and realise the benefits of the philanthropic objective the original founders wanted. In 2019 The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation reached the milestone of having made in excess of $1,000,000 in grants to support the WA sailing community and has committed to the goal of making grants of at least $100,000 in 2020. The longer term goal is for the Foundation to be able to award annual grants totalling $150,000 per year by 2022 to deserving candidates.  To do this, we need your assistance. For those sailors (of all ages) who have either benefitted from a grant or believe in what the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation is trying to accomplish, we would be very grateful for your support.

Help us to help them by donating now.

Tony Finch

Tony Finch

Tony has been a member at Royal Perth Yacht Club for over 30 years, and regularly races his Endeavour 24 yacht, which he has had for the same period of time.

Tony is a past President of Yachting WA, was previously a member of the management committee of RPYC, and has been a long standing committeeman of the Endeavour 24 Association.

Tony is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who works with small to medium sized businesses as Financial Controller.

 

Cliff Lawrence

Cliff Lawrence

Cliff Lawrence, a retired businessman, sails on his Foundation 36 yacht competitively from the South of Perth Yacht Club where he has been a member for the past 34 years, holding various committee positions including Selector on the YWA Awards Selection Panel.

Cliff has served as a previous Chairman of the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation and has been a Trustee of the Foundation for more than 20 years.

 

 

Doug Kerr

Doug Kerr

Doug Kerr is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Shacks Motor Group, Holden Dealer in Fremantle and Holden & Mazda Dealers in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Doug is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Practicing Accountants and in 2011, was inducted into the Fremantle Business Hall of Fame for past services to the Fremantle business community plus awarded “Life Membership” of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and in 2015 awarded ‘Life Membership” of the Motor Trade Association.

He is a member of RFBYC, RPYC and EFYC, an active Etchells sailor, a past President of Yachting Western Australia and a past Director of Australian Sailing.

Philippa Packer

Philippa Packer

Master of Business, Notre Dame University, Fremantle 2014

Philippa started sailing at the age of eight in the UK and has continued ever since.  She joined RFBYC immediately on arrival in Australia in 1987. She is a keen and active Flying Fifteen sailor at Club, State, National and World Championship level as well as making cameo appearances in other fleets.

Philippa is a member of the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s General Committee and other sub-Committees there. She is also actively involved with other philanthropic interests including ‘The Artefact Circle’ for the Foundation of the WA Museum, Red Cross (WA), VisAbility and other interesting fundraising projects

Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Greg Moore is a dinghy sailor who has competed in National and South Pacific Championships in various classes including Herons, (with family members), LW Sharpies and Javelins.  He is a part owner of a Beneteau Oceanis cruiser penned at Royal Perth Yacht Club. He is also a past Commodore and a Life Member of both Perth Dinghy Sailing Club and Maylands Yacht Club.  

 

 

 

 

Paul Green

Paul Green

Paul first learnt to sail at Fremantle Sailing Club when he was 10. In the 38 years since he has been a regular competitor in boats including Cherubs, Lasers, Flying Fifteens, Herons, Contenders, I14, Sharpies, and currently a Musto Skiff.

Paul has degrees in Accounting and Business Law and has worked in tax accounting, marine tourism, retail merchandising and the building industry.

Within sailing Paul has held positions including Commodore of Shelley Sailing Club, Dinghy Captain and regular Race Officer at Fremantle Sailing Club, International Measurer for the Laser Class, State Measurer for the Optimist Class, State Umpire for Match and Teams racing, Sailing Instructor, Club Coach, and National Juror, along with many YWA and association committee positions.

Philippa Packer

Philippa Packer

Master of Business, Notre Dame University, Fremantle 2014

Philippa started sailing at the age of eight in the UK and has continued ever since.  She joined RFBYC immediately on arrival in Australia in 1987. She is a keen and active Flying Fifteen sailor at Club, State, National and World Championship level as well as making cameo appearances in other fleets.

Philippa is a member of the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s General Committee and other sub-Committees there. She is also actively involved with other philanthropic interests including ‘The Artefact Circle’ for the Foundation of the WA Museum, Red Cross (WA), VisAbility and other interesting fundraising projects

Vikki Baldwin

Vikki Baldwin

Masters Literature – Cultural Studies, B. HRM, B. Arts (Public Relations) CQU. PhD Candidate.

Vikki was introduced to sailing in far North Queensland – Townsville to be
exact, where she crewed Tornado class catamarans. After moving to Perth, she joined the Duyfken
1606 Replica Foundation and took up crewing on a 17 th century sailing ship. A totally different sailing
experience.

Vikki is currently the chair of the Duyfken Foundation and a member of the management committee,
South of Perth Yacht Club. Her day job – Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator, University of
Notre Dame – Fremantle. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Melville.

Doug Kerr

Doug Kerr

Doug Kerr is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Shacks Motor Group, Holden Dealer in Fremantle and Holden & Mazda Dealers in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Doug is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Practicing Accountants and in 2011, was inducted into the Fremantle Business Hall of Fame for past services to the Fremantle business community plus awarded “Life Membership” of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and in 2015 awarded ‘Life Membership” of the Motor Trade Association.

He is a member of RFBYC, RPYC and EFYC, an active Etchells sailor, a past President of Yachting Western Australia and a past Director of Australian Sailing.

Tony Finch

Tony Finch

Tony has been a member at Royal Perth Yacht Club for over 30 years, and regularly races his Endeavour 24 yacht, which he has had for the same period of time.

Tony is a past President of Yachting WA, was previously a member of the management committee of RPYC, and has been a long standing committeeman of the Endeavour 24 Association.

Tony is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who works with small to medium sized businesses as Financial Controller.

 

Paul Green

Paul Green

Paul first learnt to sail at Fremantle Sailing Club when he was 10. In the 38 years since he has been a regular competitor in boats including Cherubs, Lasers, Flying Fifteens, Herons, Contenders, I14, Sharpies, and currently a Musto Skiff.

Paul has degrees in Accounting and Business Law and has worked in tax accounting, marine tourism, retail merchandising and the building industry.

Within sailing Paul has held positions including Commodore of Shelley Sailing Club, Dinghy Captain and regular Race Officer at Fremantle Sailing Club, International Measurer for the Laser Class, State Measurer for the Optimist Class, State Umpire for Match and Teams racing, Sailing Instructor, Club Coach, and National Juror, along with many YWA and association committee positions.

Cliff Lawrence

Cliff Lawrence

Cliff Lawrence, a retired businessman, sails on his Foundation 36 yacht competitively from the South of Perth Yacht Club where he has been a member for the past 34 years, holding various committee positions including Selector on the YWA Awards Selection Panel.

Cliff has served as a previous Chairman of the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation and has been a Trustee of the Foundation for more than 20 years.