Elyse White

Elyse has lived in the Southern Highlands for over 40 years, moving to Colo Vale 15 years ago.  Together with her husband Gary, she has operated a number of businesses in the Highlands before studying law in the late 1980’s.  She has worked with Marsdens Law Group for 26 years, practising in the areas of estate litigation.  Elyse was appointed as an Assessor with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority in 2003 and continues to assess claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents.  She enjoys community based programs and is passionate about preserving the Colo Vale Community Association’s greatest asset, the hall in Railway Parade.


John Stead

John has been a resident of Colo Vale for 14 years and has been actively involved in the Community Association for all that time. He is retired, being a Returned Vietnam Veteran and ex-President of the Association. He was married for 25 years to Pamela and loves living in Colo Vale.

Treasurer and Indoor Bowls Co-ordinator

Kay McKenzie

Secretary / Public Officer

Sue Edney

Sue and husband Fred lived in Baulkham Hills for 37 years and after raising two sons decided to move to the Southern Highlands in 2012. One of the first things they did was to join the Colo Vale Community Assn and were immediately made welcome. Both are retired and have historic cars and have made a lot of friends through this pastime and feel lucky to have such a wonderful car club to belong to. Sue also volunteers at the Southern Highlands Community Hospice twice a week and enjoys volunteering.

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Committee Member

responsible for Membership/Social Media/Newsletter/ Graphic Design

Suzanne Ellis

Suzanne Ellis only moved to Colo Vale in 2015, but has thrown herself virtually into the deep end to assimilate and make new friends by joining the local Community Association. She retired with her husband Robert to an acreage after moving from Georges Hall, where for 15 years they owned a  graphic design business. Sue enjoys graphic design on the computer and often spends hours until her eyes are square and red, much to Robert’s concern. Whereas Robert spends his time outdoors grooming the acreage. Rob enjoys making wood “stuff” and  has a talent for it, so he joined the Mens Shed where many of his creations have been sold thru the CV market. They survived the raising of  three sons and have been married for 48 years.

Committee Member

Gary White

Committee Member

Ryan Smythe

Men’s Shed Co-Ordinator

Steve Clarke