Good For Manly - Management Team & Advisors
Candy Bingham (M.HRM & Coaching)
President Good For Manly. Fmr Councillor, Manly Council.
Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement
Candy Bingham was elected to Manly Council in 2012 for four years, where she is worked energetically and effectively on ten committees. Her focus is to balance the needs of residents and tourists throughout Manly and to maintain Manly's famous village atmosphere.
Candy's expertise is in public relations and community engagement. She has more than 25 years management experience in small business, not-for-profit, corporates and government, both local and state, operating her own agency, Tymson Communications. She is the author of five books. Locally she has served as Chair of Little Manly Precinct, on the Fundraising Committee of the Manly Women's Shelter, and on the council's Traffic Committee. She is a former Lady Mayoress of Sydney and Coastal Ambassador.
She has lived in Manly most of her life, and is a keen ocean swimmer, kayaker, bush walker & local history buff. She loves live theater and creative art.
Financial analysis & Forensic accounting
Bruce is our financial guru. He is qualified in accounting and legal matters, is an accredited forensic accountant and is skilled in conducting financial analysis and forensic reviews. He has been chief financial officer for a number of public companies.
Bruce has lived at Seaforth for 20 years and recently moved to Curl Curl.He is interested in governance and transparency and procedural fairness. Bruce is married with 2 children and recently became a grandfather. Bruce enjoys cooking and eating.
Secretary & Party Agent
Stephen has been a Fairlight resident for over 25 years. He enjoys its feeling of space, fresh air and its casual atmosphere and can’t imagine wanting to live anywhere else.
He was an International Tax Consulting Partner with KPMG in Sydney for 25 years. Following his retirement from KPMG, he continued working as a Senior Tax Consultant with Baker & McKenzie for 5 years. In those roles he travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and brings to Good For Manly a wide experience of dealing with government agencies at many levels.
Stephen is married with two children and five grandchildren. Between writing his memoir and following the Waratahs, Stephen enjoys gardening and long distance walking.
Jeremy Bingham (BA,LLB)
Environment & Local Government
Jeremy Bingham has been a Manly resident since 2003. He has a strong commitment to the local area and the principles of local democracy.
Jeremy was Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 1989 to 1991 and has over 48 years in legal practice specialising in local government, development and town planning. He currently operates as a consultant delivering strategic advice on council matters.
Having acted for many private citizens in their disputes with councils, Jeremy advocates that all councils should be fair, unbiased and reasonable in all their dealings. Jeremy also believes that State and Federal political parties have no place in local council administration.
He is also a keen kayaker, bush walker and theatre goer.
Media & the Environment
Janne has lived in Manly for the past 12 years and can't imagine ever living anywhere else.
Her first career was in medicine - working mainly as an Emergency Medicine doctor at Royal North Shore Hospital. Her second career, which was more fun, was in journalism. Janne worked for the North Shore Times (sister to the Manly Daily) covering health and local politics, which she found unexpectedly exciting. Addictive even.
She brings to Good For Manly a knowledge of print media from the inside, and an understanding of how important it is for local government to get things right. She enjoys writing - in particular making complicated topics accessible to people who aren't experts, and working online.
Janne loves tennis, bike riding, swimming and body surfing, and being part of the fabulous Manly community.
Marketing & the Environment
Lloyd Keen is an experienced businessman who has held senior management positions in major companies as well as working as a small and medium business operator. He is currently a consultant in strategic marketing and alliance development.
A proud father and grandfather, he has lived in Balgowlah and Balgowlah Heights for 24 years and in Manly for the last 12.
An enthusiastic member of the community, he is a representative on the Manly Community Environment Committee and is associated with the Manly Environment Centre, Manly Food Co-op and Eco Divers, as well as an active member of the Ivanhoe Park Precinct and a co-founder of rDog (Responsible Dog Owners) Community Group, among others.
Marketing, Communication & Business
Dorset Sutton came to Manly seven years ago after a 34-year international career with Colgate Palmolive.
He uses his expertise in senior management and corporate strategy in his new career as a business mentor, with clients ranging from plumbers, to start-up companies, to senior executives. He runs a Global Investment business, works as a market consultant, and is active on Community Boards - including the Manly Library Trust, and Support Programs.
Dorset loves Manly's village culture - being able to sit down with people from many different backgrounds. He is determined not to lose our beautiful village atmosphere. and brings to Good For Manly his strategic "big picture" planning abilities, marketing and communication skills. He enjoys ocean swimming, kayaking, golf, walking, travelling and music.
Daniel is the youngest member of our Good For Manly team and brings with him ideas and insight into the issues impacting on younger voters in Manly.
Having recently finished his second university degree, Daniel has now started working within NSW public schools as a History and English teacher.
Daniel lives locally in Clontarf with his partner Justin, and is a vocal advocate for change to state and federal laws that impact and hinder same-sex couples.
Being actively involved with students in secondary schools, Daniel brings an insight into the issues and struggles facing our younger generations and hopes to bring about positive changes through local government.
Parking, Business, Governance
Craig and his family have lived in Manly for over 25 years, with both children attending Manly Village Public School. He is a keen golfer at Manly Golf Club and surfs regularly at North Steyne.
Until late 2015 he was CEO of Wilson Parking in Australia and brings an unparalleled understanding of everything parking together with the importance of structure, procedures and process in running a large and successful business.
Finance & Administration
Roger Freney was a Commonwealth public servant in the Treasury Department. He has lived in Manly for nine years and served the Manly through community forums. Roger resuscitated the North Harbour Precinct in 2012 and shaped it as a strong advocate for consultation with Local Government.
In 2016 Roger formed Save Manly Oval Alliance which, together with Good For Manly, succeeded in stopping the destruction of Manly Oval.
Roger is intent on preserving and enhancing Manly Oval as the community green playground of Manly.
Insurance, Risk & Retail
David Taylor has lived in the Manly Council area for 20 years, the last 12 in Manly itself.
David brings a strong business focus to the Good For Manly organisation, having been a great supporter of and participant in the business community in Australia.
David has been the CEO of the NSW State Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years, Chief of Staff to a former Federal Minister for Small Business, General Manager (Corporate Affairs) at Sydney Airport, Managing Director of an insurance company and is still active as a founding Director of another insurance company and an executive of an east coast law firm.
David is an active participant in all that Manly has to offer its residents and quietly assists some of our local businesses meet their community service obligations.
Having lived in numerous places around Australia and the world, Jake has settled in Manly. He can often been found enjoying the ocean in its many forms.
Most of his available time is spent with his young daughter who was born in Manly Hospital and recently began at Manly Village Public School.
Jake has worked with ABC Local Radio, in remote indigenous development and is currently a Senior Communication Advisor with an ASX top 20 company.
He brings to Good For Manly an expertise in strategic communications.
Roger loves the relaxed, beachside atmosphere of Manly and considers it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially given its relationship to the international city of Sydney.
Roger practiced architecture in London, Bermuda and the Caribbean before returning to Sydney to take on the directorship of one of Australia's most prominent architectural practices. After ten years working on major national and international projects, he successfully operated his own Sydney practice for a further twenty years, specializing in marine, hospitality, retail and residential projects and attracting international, national and local clients.
Now retired, he maintains an interest in development projects in the municipality and their impact and is passionate about the general well being of the Manly community.
Roger enjoys art, especially Aboriginal and abstract art and is enthusiastic about good design, particularly in the built environment. He is well travelled, enjoys good food and loves to swim and surf.
Stephen Coulter (B. Bus Accounting)
Financial Services & Online Entrepreneur
Stephen has lived in Manly with his two sons since 2000 and is a passionate advocate of living and working locally. He brings strong financial services, strategic and innovative thinking to Good for Manly.
He has held senior executive roles with National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Optus and Pinpoint Marketing over the last 25 years in Australia, USA and Asia. A regular visitor to Silicon Valley, he is aware of current business trends and is actively pursuing opportunities to bring innovative companies and services to Australia.
Stephen has been consulting and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures for the past decade and is the founder of financial services technology company, Controlabill, and swimming social network, iSwimtoo. He is s a year round ocean swimmer and Patrol Captain at Manly Life Saving Club where he has been a life saver since 2002.
Human Resources & Retail
Deborah Mooney brings to the community a mix of entrepreneurial and professional business experience. She was the founder of Moon & Mars, an accessories and clothing import business and has experience in human resources and marketing.
Deborah is an active member of the Manly community and mother of three children. She has served on several local fundraising committees and supports the Manly business community as founder of the online marketing and promotion venture I Love Shopping Manly.
Deborah is a long time Manly resident. Her two sons currently attend the St. Augustine College in Brookvale and her daughter goes to Manly West public school. She is studying Ceramics at TAFE.
Corporate Advisory & Investment Management
David Jones (M.A. Grad Dip Investment Management FAICD, FAIM, FAIBF) is a highly regarded senior executive with vast international experience.
He has specialised, for the past 30 years, in successfully taking complex businesses to their next competitive levels of development.
David has worked hands-on with start up businesses right though to complex and robust international businesses.
His strong strategic focus brings keen vision and disciplined direction to every assignment, with operational excellence being continuously refined, measured, and benchmarked to allow businesses to implement strongly, and grow on the most solid of platforms. This wealth of experience includes board and industry level representation.
Art & Community
As an active member of Manly Life Saving Club and a keen ocean swimmer, Sarah Williams has lived in Manly since 1988.
With a degree in Social Science from the UK her background is in executive search and recruitment.
She has served on a number of charity fundraising committees including Manly Women’s Shelter and Brainwave, a charity dedicated to children’s neurological disorders. She has also been a Nipper parent and involved with Manly Skiff Club.
Sarah is the mother of two teenage boys and a dog called Louie.
Mark de Teliga
Social Research & Mental Health
As a sociologist and psychologist, Mark’s background is researching changes in Australian society and culture as well as consumer behaviour and market research.
He has had a long career in business including Market Research Manager of John Sands, Planning Director of McCann-Ericson and Saatchi & Saatchi, Managing Director of The Ball Partnership, CEO and partner of OMON Advertising and General Manager of Fox Studios.
Mark founded his own company, Benchmark Research, in 1982.
An active member of the Manly community, Mark volunteers his professional assistance to manly local groups.