Board of Management

North Bondi SLSC is a non-profit volunteer organization, run by it’s members for it’s members. The Board of Management are voted in at the club Annual General Meeting, and serve for that current season on the “Board”. The Club has other office bearers & sub committees that report through to the Board positions. The Board meets at least monthly and the minutes are available on the members area of this website.

Andrew Christopher
President
Andrew was elected Club President in 2019 after serving as Vice President for the past 4 years and as Head of Surf Sports for the past 6 years. Andrew is a long service member. His 4 children are active members and competitors and wife Angela is a community member. Andrew is a regular keen masters competitor and closely involved in the local Bondi community as a member of the Icebergs for 25 years and a life member of Ben Buckler Amateur Fishing Club.
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Matt Hamilton
Head of Youth
Matt is second generation North Bondi, his father Tony being a long time life member. Matt has always been involved in the club first as a nipper himself, then as a junior doing his Bronze in 1988 and into the senior ranks, He has had an active involvement in competition side of the club throughout his youth and recently got back involved as a masters competitor. He is North Bondi’s longest serving swimmer in the Stan & Bas McDonald relay. Matt has three children all coming through the nippers. In this time he has been involved in nippers as an Age Manager, Nippers coach and is currently Nippers President.
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Phil Suriano
Head of Sponsorship
Phil is a long service member of North Bondi having joined when he enrolled his daughter Jess in Nippers. He was actively involved in the nipper program as an age manager and later as head of water safety. He remains an active patrolling member being part of the IRB team and is on the clubs gym committee. As a current board member of North Bondi he is Head of Sponsorship & Marketing responsible for managing the clubs sponsorships and fund raising events. The surf club plays a big part in Phil’s life with the club and its members being the start of his daily routine. He and his family continue to be involved in surf club activities.
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Danny Ekins
Head of Finance
Danny is a long service member who re-entered Surf Life Saving joining North Bondi in 2005 when his three children started Nippers. He did his bonze medallion in 1980 with Southport Surf Life Saving Club (South Australia). He is a masters competitor, regular surf ski paddler and a lover of ocean and surf. He has done water safety and bus driving, and assisted with documenting club financial procedures. Danny’s three children James, Luca and Charlotte are patrolling and competing members at North Bondi. His wife Tina is part of the Clubs merchandise team, a beach official and club competition administrator. Danny’s professional background is in finance and commercial real estate. He is responsible for oversight of the Club’s finances.
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Karen Stott
Head of Administration
Karen joined North Bondi SLSC in 1999. Having grown up in Tassie as a pool swimmer, she loved participating in the newly emerging Sydney ocean racing series over summer as well as the ‘Bergs in winter - and joined the Club to meet like-minded people. During the first ten years of service, Karen was a patrol captain and assistant secretary. Karen has continued to serve the Club in various roles over her 20 years, including as Secretary, Legal Officer and Trustee. What Karen loves about North Bondi is the shared sense of community, friendship and family
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Eloise Starr
Head of Lifesaving
Having grown up as part of the Lifesaving community Eloise joined North Bondi SLSC in 2014, coming out of “retirement” from her Nipper and Youth competition days on the Central Coast to recomplete her bronze medallion and join patrol. Since joining the club Eloise has been involved in the Education section, is a Patrol Captain, held the position of Club Vice Captain for 2 seasons and also a Masters competitor (with a few cheeky Australian titles to her name too). Eloise is responsible for all Lifesaving activities, including the management of Patrol operations, equipment and membership compliance to ensure our North Bondi volunteers can keep the beach safe and prevent drownings, saves lives but ultimately enjoy all that the Australian way of life and surf lifesaving offers as a movement. Eloise is now in her 2nd year in the role as Head of Lifesaving.
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Michael Boland
Head of Education
Michael joined North Bondi in 2013 having made the decision to move to Australia from Ireland. He has since embraced all things lifesaving and continues to follow a love for the beach albeit it in a much sunnier place. Michael has progressed through the ranks of the education team from Trainer to Assessor, both of which he continues to be heavily involved in, and now leads one of the biggest Education Teams in Sydney. North Bondi's Education team are responsible for training and assessing both existing and new members in their Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion and further lifesaving awards. Michael is also an IRB and JetSki Driver and is regularly found down on the Beach on Patrol throughout the season. Interestingly Michael is an Identical Twin. Michael is now in in his 3rd year as Head of Lifesaving for the club.
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