WinZero Leadership Team

Chair - Richard Krohn

Richard Krohn’s earlier years were spent in England and South Africa before moving to Australia with his family in 1988. Richard has had a variety of jobs with Kodak in several countries throughout his career, including manufacturing quality control and sales management.. Before leaving in 2001 he was Marketing Director for Asia Pacific Eastman Kodak.
He enjoys international traveling, walking and family. He has been an active member of the Southern Highlands Community as a past president of Berrima District Rotary Club, Past Chair, SH Youth Hub Task Force and Past President, Management Committee, Highlands Community Centres Inc

Deputy Chair - Clive West

Clive was born in England and migrated to Australia when he was 11 years old.   He studied economics and law at Monash University before moving to Washington for his Master’s degree in US Government Procurement Law.  

In Canberra, he worked in the Attorney-General’s Department for many years, specialising in major projects and when living in Paris for some years he worked in the legal department of the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency.

Clive is a member of the Austral and Boral community committee. He is also active in Bushcare and Landcare and has been an advocate for global warming due to its impact on biodiversity.  Clive believes that it’s important for communities to come together to protect our environment.

Secretary - Derek White

Derek was born and raised on a sheep property in Western Queensland. He was educated at the University of Queensland where he studied mining engineering. He then went to work for Mt Isa Mines as a Mining Engineer before progressing into management positions with Delta Gold, GMA Garnet and Pacific Precious Metals.

His work experience also includes time spent in International commodity marketing, project management and environmental impact assessments. .

Derek is an avid tennis player who has played competitively since his childhood days on the family farm. He has also been actively involved in community affairs including nearly 20 years in Rotary at Board level



Treasurer - Chris McGuigan

Chris McGuigan had visited family in the Southern Highlands since the 1970s before making it home in 2015. She studied Arts first at University of NSW, adding a Dip Ed. and then MA from Macquarie Uni to her qualifications, embarking on a career in Education.

As a NSW Dept of Education Head Teacher, an Education Manager for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and as Education Grants Manager for Barnardos, Chris has been immersed in settings where positive change can happen when likeminded people work together to achieve a better future.

Chris has focused her interest in Sustainable Living through her recent University of Tasmania studies, balancing study with a focus on family and time spent on creative pursuits in textiles, stained glass and literature.

Heidi Fagan

Heidi Fagan was born in the southern suburbs of Sydney and grew up in a family with deep roots in the Sutton Forest area, dating back to 1871. After completing her studies in Health Science at Sydney University, she worked as a Registered Nurse before pursuing a post-graduate degree in Mental Health and taking up a position at Rozelle Hospital.

Alongside her husband, Heidi runs their own local building company, while also pursuing her interests in biodiversity, sustainability, and planning. She is an active member of the Poultry Section within the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and serves on the executive committees of The Exhibition Poultry Association of NSW and The NSW Waterfowl Association.

Heidi is passionate about breeding and exhibiting rare waterfowl, which reflects her deep commitment to the environment and preserving the natural world around her. Her leadership and expertise have made her a valuable asset to the organizations she serves, and she continues to be a force for positive change in the community.

Gaye White

Gaye White spent her early life on the Gold Coast where she witnessed cyclones and extreme floods and beach erosion.  She has resided in Brisbane, Mt Isa as well as Sydney and now lives in the Southern Highlands.  A teacher by profession, her work has included teaching at Yarrabah Aboriginal Mission, School of the Air in Mt Isa, East Sydney TAFE and adult education at University of Western Sydney. 

In 2008 Gaye was CEO for the Dot Com Mob which is a charity that aims to provide internet access for Indigenous communities members while also improving their digital literacy skills. 

Gaye’s passions include bush regeneration and her native garden; she even manages to find time to paint every now and then!

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