Committee

In adherence with QLD Legislation, the GCYO is governed by a Management Committee (MC), which is charged with governance matters. The MC is broadly responsible for upholding the GCYO Constitution and ensuring GCYO adheres to legal mandates.

Secretary, Patricia Geale, PhD, MBA, BBus

Patricia holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of Queensland. Together with her academic qualifications, Patricia has a thirty-year career in corporate governance, strategic management and marketing, based in Australia and in North America. Patricia has been on the academic staff at Griffith University, Bond University, James Cook University, Central Queensland University and Loyola University Los Angeles.

Chair, Sarah Jane Ash, MBA, BEd

Sarah Jane is a graduate of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra,  From playing flute and piccolo in her primary and high school years, Sarah Jane renewed her friendship with the GCYO in 2009 when her eldest daughter joined the Junior Strings Orchestra.  Sarah Jane is the Principal with Education Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education as well as an MBA. She is passionate about music and views her work with the GCYO as integral to her commitment to the benefits of music education and education in general.

Treasurer, Som Bose

Som brings to the Committee substantial expertise in management, finance and organisational strategies.

General Member, Kim Kyle, LLB

Kim is a former member of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, having played the clarinet with the Orchestra during her later primary school years between 1992-93.  Kim holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently employed as an Associate Solicitor with Adamson Bernays Kyle & Jones Lawyers on the Gold Coast.  She has two young sons whom she hopes will follow in her footsteps with her love for music, and is eager to ensure all future generations benefit from the excellence in music which the GCYO provides by utilising her legal and practical skills to complement the GCYO Management Committee.

General Member, Doug McMath

Bio in progress.

General Member, Bruce Davidson, BMus, ATCL, Dip Ed

Bruce began at the GCYO as a conductor in 1984. He works with many private students in Queensland, taught at The Southport School and currently teaches at Trinity Lutheran College. Bruce has a private Strings Studio on the Gold Coast. He is the music expert on the Committee and his vast knowledge and willingness to share it, is vital to the organisation. Whilst the Committee is primarily focused on the ‘strategic business’ of the organisation, Bruce guides the Committee on all issues relating to our core business – ensemble music. Bruce is Music Director and conducts the String Orchestra and Youth Symphony.

General Member, Alessandro Nocerino

Alessandro is a performing member of the Youth Symphony. He possesses a strong background in music performance, IT and finance.

Honorary Solicitor, Michael Kyle, LLB

Michael Kyle, Senior Partner at Adamson Bernays Kyle & Jones Lawyers, graciously accepted the appointment of GCYO Honorary Solicitor in 2011. Michael assists the GCYO in interpreting and following the legal mandates required as an Association governed by the Rules of Incorporated Associations in Queensland. Michael is the most senior lawyer and one of the founding partners at Adamson Bernays Kyle & Jones Lawyers. He believes that an essential part of being a good lawyer is having the capacity to communicate with clients on any level. The GCYO is grateful for his generous support.