Management & Finance
Sonia has 20 plus years experience in management consulting with a focus on the successful delivery of change programs. She has worked across diverse projects and industries, including telecommunications, government, health and retail, working in several countries in Europe and in Australia.
Sonia is actively involved in the Northern Beaches community, including St Cecilia's Balgowlah Catholic Primary School, and several sports and surf organisations.
Married with children, Sonia enjoys fitness training, sailing, road and mountain biking and bush walking in this stunning area.
Secretary and Party Agent
Jonathan has lived on the Northern Beaches for the past 20 years. He is a chemical engineer who has worked across a range of industries. He was a founding partner and director of what became a large scale, mineral processing equipment business.
Event Management & Communication
Wendy Marceau moved to Manly 22 years ago and loves the lifestyle it has to offer.
Her early career was in research in the agricultural sector, and for the past 35 years she has been in a number of fundraising roles at at the University of Sydney.
Wendy’s interests are the environment, better public transport options and keeping Manly as a great place to live. She loves kayaking both locally and overseas and enjoys yoga, gardening and the theatre.
Melissa was elected to the GFM Executive Committee in November 2023 and brings 20+ years Australian and global experience in corporate communications and experience design working in the technology, financial services, government and infrastructure sectors. She has always been passionate about community engagement and has actively contributed her time as a volunteer communications advisor for Save Little Manly Foreshore, The KYUP Project and Melanoma Australia.
Across 2023, Melissa has worked with the GFM team to save the Hop Skip Jump community bus service and as a member of the Executive will curate the 2024 Manly Talks program.
A beaches local for the past 20 years, Mel describes her happy place as anywhere near or by the water and enjoys time spent with family and friends!
Governance, Technology, Finance & Small Business
After living and working in a variety of locations in Australia and overseas, Scott and his family settled in the Manly area over 25 years ago. During that time Scott has been an energetic participant in the local community by being Secretary of the Balgowlah Heights Precinct Committee, Vice Chair of the Balgowlah Heights Primary School P&C and is currently an active volunteer for Marine Rescue Middle Harbour. He has been involved in numerous charities including Oxfam trail walker, BlazeAid, and Tour De Rocks.
Scott is an experienced executive in the digital and technology sectors, with specific skills encompassing leadership, general management, sales, strategy, and marketing disciplines. He is passionate about building positive cultures that deliver sustainable outstanding results.
More recently Scott has been working with start-up and early-stage growth companies, helping them with funding, growth strategies (sales and marketing), people, and brand.
Scott is a keen road cyclist and long-time competitive mountain biker. He also enjoys bush walking in the beautiful open spaces in and around the Northern Beaches area.
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 15 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.
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.
Town Planning & Sport
Kyeema has a degree in Environmental and Marine Science and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
She has lived in Manly all her life and sport has always been a focus. She represented Australia in the women's rowing team in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Ky is passionate about local sporting clubs and making sure they are well supported. She is equally committed to supporting our amazing natural environment.
After a number of years working in the Planning Department of the City of Sydney Council, Ky now runs her own business as a town planner in Manly.
Transport, Finances Innovative & Strategic Thinking
Stephen has lived in Manly since 2000 and is a passionate advocate of living and working locally. He brings skills in transport solutions, financial services and strategic and innovative thinking to Good for Manly.
Stephen is the founder of Zipidi - a smart mobility company developing sustainable transport solutions with customers globally. He has held senior executive roles with National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Optus and Mastercard 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. He is a leading advocate for sustainable transport solutions, including eScooters, eBikes and other car-free local solutions.
Stephen is an ocean swimmer and a member of Manly Life Saving Club since 2002, where he has been a Patrol Captain, Instructor, Club Vice-Captain and Vice President.
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.
Mark Is a successful local businessman, who has run his own health and wellness company Qi Health & Yoga since 2001.
In an earlier incarnation Mark spent 21 years in international marketing working with major brands with several large multi-national companies, before striking out on his own.
As a successful small business owner he’s focussed on improving facilities and opportunities for the local small business community.
As a yoga teacher and trainer, and local resident for 20 years, honesty and sound values are central to Mark’s work, and are what led to his interest in the independent and transparent approach of Good for Manly.
Mark has (mostly) raised his family on the Northern Beaches. He is passionate about the environment and loves the bush, hiking, cooking, music and (of course) yoga.
Parking, Business, Governance
Craig is Mr Parking with three decades of experience in the car parking industry, including ten years as CEO of Wilson Parking, Australia's biggest parking operator.
He understands the issues associated with parking and related traffic and access requirements, and has first hand experience of analysing problem situation and turning the around. Craig's other focus is governance - the necessity for structure, procedures and correct process in running a large and successful business.
Craig and his family have lived in Manly for over 25 years, with both children attending Manly Village Public School. Since retiring from Wilson Parking in 2015 he has been able to spend more time at Manly Golf Club and surfing at North Steyne.
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.
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.