Surf Life Saving NSW Welcomes New President

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed two new faces to its Board and has paid tribute to outgoing President Tony Haven AM and Surf Sports Director Michael Bate for their contribution to the organisation over many years.

David Murray (Nth Curl Curl SLSC) has been elected the new President of Surf Life Saving NSW and Don van Keimpema (Shelly Beach SLSC) will take over the reins as Director of Surf Sport. Incoming SLSNSW President, David Murray has acknowledged his predecessor, Tony Haven AM for his hard work and dedication during the last eight years in the role.

“The organisation has been run very well, and I hope to continue to see whether we can improve it like any organisation,” said David Murray, former president of Sydney Northern Beaches Branch.

“Tony has done an outstanding job, he’s a good friend of mine and through his stewardship I’ve got to where I am under his direction.”

David Murray says he would like to continue to evolve the organisation.

“My main goal is to bring everyone together so we’re one cohesive unit, that’s the most important thing for me as we grow as an organisation which has been run phenomenally well,” David Murray said.

David became a member of North Curl Curl SLSC in 1994 and has held a variety of volunteer positions at club and branch level. A successful business owner in the computer industry, David retired from running his own company in 2015 after 30 years to focus on pursuing other interests, including the further development of Surf Life Saving.

Tony Haven AM was elected President of SLSNSW in 2008. He is a Life Member of SLSNSW and SLSA. Michael Bate held the position of Director of Surf Sports for six years and is a Life Member of SLSNSW.

Photo: Newly elected SLSNSW President, David Murray.

Fri 20 May 2016