Meet the Committee

The Executive Committee of The Bays Community Group is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General meeting is held in February of each year. A fresh new Committee was elected this year. Make sure to say hi if you see us out and about!
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Gwynneth Weir

President

We arrived in Australia in 2007 and found the Bays early in 2008. We were meant to be returning to the UK in 2011 but now we are hoping that the Bays will be our ‘forever’ home. I love to be outside enjoying all the outdoor activities the Bays and the Central Coast have to offer. When we moved to Australia in our fifties, we thought it might be difficult to make new friends at that stage of our lives. However, we have met so many friendly and welcoming people in Australia, especially in the Bays, and many now feel like they have been our friends forever. The Bays is a truly special place.

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Ally Chuang

Vice President

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Lina Nguyen

Secretary (joint)

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Dean Wignell

Secretary (joint)

I live the rat race in Sydney CBD five days a week, but the best part is coming back to a beautiful family on the coast and chilling here on the weekends. Health and fitness is a big part of my life but you may catch me having a cheeky beverage or two at home or with neighbours. I enjoy the local cuisine, however, I find it just as enjoyable staying home and cooking for family and guests.

The community is important to me and I want to instil a community spirit and responsibility to my two young boys, so you will see them often with me helping at community breakfasts and events. Kayaking, bushwalking and fishing with my boys is just awesome and I’m so fortunate to have this as my front yard. The Bays is simply the best.

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Sven Bjornsson

Treasurer

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Zoë Anderson

Phegans Bay Representative

My husband and I moved our young family to Phegans Bay from Sydney in 2017. We fell in love with the bays instantly and decided it would be the perfect place to raise our daughters. We both still work in Sydney in the television industry, but as soon as we drive down the hill to the bays we feel at home.

I’ve joined the Bays Community as a representative as a way to give back to the area and to help continue the wonderful community environment that we are lucky to have.

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Kate Ayrton

Phegans Bay Representative

I’m an Aussie but have lived all over the world in big cities like London, New York and LA,
but there is nowhere I’d rather be right now than here in the Bays. Best kept secret ever! I
work in digital media and also teach at University. I love being close to nature and going on
long bushwalks and am an avid photographer in my spare time. Moving to the Bays was one of the best decisions my husband and I made – we love the place just the way it is and think the people are wonderful! Salt of the earth.

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Vivian Cumbo

Phegans Bay Representative

It was love at first sight when I saw The Bays while house hunting in 2016. Being in the bush with views of the water suited my marine biologist self perfectly. I moved to Phegans Bay in mid-2016 with no idea about the amazing community I was moving into. I have felt so welcomed and supported by a plethora of people within the community; it has been truly amazing. I joined The Bays Committee so I could give back to the community that has provided so much to me, and to continue fostering the community spirit.

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Marie Davies

Phegans Bay Representative

I moved into Phegans Bay in July 2017 and currently work as a TV producer for the ABC. I love nature and have been overwhelmed with the community spirit of the Bays.

I also adore reading, scuba diving, travel, photography and I’m currently writing a young adult novel.

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Ylenna Zajec

Phegans Bay Heights Representative

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Mimi Boughtwood

Horsfield Bay Representative

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Sue Douglas

Woy Woy Bay Representative

My husband and I have been in the Bays since 2008, initially coming up at weekends and holidays but now full-time residents. The best part of living in the Bays is access to the extensive waterways and national parks literally on our doorstep. My favourite time of the year in the Bays is late Autumn and Winter. It tends to be less busy on the water and cool enough to indulge in some homemade stews, roasts and curries.

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Carolina Schuiling

Woy Woy Bay Representative

We moved to Woy Woy Bay from Umina Beach in January 2020. I love living here as we have easy access to the bush and bay. Planning on getting a kayak soon ! Oh and did I mention the views? I commute to North Sydney for my Marketing role but get to work from home quite often. Allows for lovely lunchtime strolls and coffee with a view.

For a copy of the Bay’s Community Group Constitution click here >>