Board of Directors

Katherine O'Regan - Chair

Katherine is a seasoned business leader with experience in finance, property and government in Australia and the United States.  Her strategic execution skills have been applied to building brands, repositioning organisations, and managing change in the banking and finance, trade, property, and resource sectors.  She has served Ministers at the Federal and State level and competed in sport at the elite level.  She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration, Masters of US Studies and is a Director of the public policy think tank, The Sydney Institute.  Katherine served on Woollahra Council for five years including two years as Deputy Mayor. She is President of the Eastern Sydney Regional Advisory Council, NSW Business Chamber and a board member of Foundations for National Parks and Wildlife and the Employers & Carers Network, Carers NSW.

Email Katherine: [email protected]

Greg Kelly - Director

Greg has had over 40 years business experience in a variety of enterprises.  After obtaining his Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor at Law, he commenced his career as a Melbourne solicitor.  He then discovered a new venture in which he could persue his passions for surfing and sailing.  Greg was the co founder of the sport of windsurfing in Australia.

After specialising in marketing and management for 20 years in action sports, he joined his wife Vicki in her popular cafe, Perons in Double Bay, which she has operated for over 33 years.

Peter Tate - Director

Peter is the Licensee/General Manager of the Royal Oak Hotel on Bay St, Double Bay. Peter joined the Malouf family at the Royal Oak Hotel shortly after their purchase in late 2011. The family owned hotel is an integral part of the Double Bay tapestry, celebrating over 150 years in the same location. Peter grew up in the Eastern Suburbs and after an electronic engineering stint with Qantas moved into hospitality boasting greater than 25 years experience.

Peter is excited to be part of the revival of Double Bay, he is committed to assist in regaining the past glories making Double Bay a gateway to what life is all about, every dream realised.

Carlin Rookes - Director

Carlin Rookes is the owner of UpTech a Sydney based software development studio located in Rushcutters Bay.

He started UpTech after studying at the University of Technology Sydney and working for several years as an IT consultant.

UpTech has grown into a boutique technology firm of several people who
 specialise in creating web and mobile applications.

He has a passion for the community and how we can engage young people and start up's.

Alan Rae - Director