YQ Board


Matthew Johnson


Email: mjohnson_yq@hyc.net.au

Contact Phone: 0407 763 263 

Year elected to the Board: 2014, 2017 as President

Background: After having learnt to sail at Humpybong Yacht Club as a kid and then leaving the sport as a teenager, Matthew returned to the club and sailing after having completed university and quickly rose to be the Vice-President and then President.  Matthew then set about setting up Humpybong as a Discover Sailing Centre and Tackers Centre. Matthew’s passion for sailing comes from a long family involvement in the sport and the enjoyment of watching kids and adults discover the joy of sailing.

Qualifications and Experience:

Registered Architect with a background in Quality and Risk Management Systems, Project Management and Digital Communications.

  • State Level Race Officer (working on National Level)
  • Dinghy Racing Instructor with Tackers Endorsement
  • Discover Sailing Centre Principal and Tackers Coordinator for Humpybong Yacht Club
  • Other roles, either career or volunteer related to sailing:
  • Regatta Director and Race Officer Sail Brisbane 2014
  • Regatta Director and Race Officer Contender Australian Championship 2015
  • Regatta Director and Race Officer Formula 18 Catamaran Australian Championship 2015

Other: Matthew sails anything he can when he has spare time to do so, which is unfortunately not often enough. Currently that includes a Laser and a Cobra. 


Ken Hurling OAM

Immediate Past President

Email: kenhurling@hotmail.com

Phone: 0417 644 086

Background: Ken has been a board member for over 10 years & stepped down as President in 2017

Goal: Ken wishes to maintain the status quo and increase youth participation in sailing


Greg Clarke


Email: gclarke@bne.mcgees.com.au

Contact Phone: 0418 731 824 

Year Elected to the Board: 2006 and 2014

Background: Greg started sailing Sabots at Oxley Sailing Club, then   Cherubs, before 470’s for 8 years, followed by Sharpies, Etchells and yachts. He competed in 2007 505 World Championships before campaign Farr 30’s and Farr 40’s, sports boats and classic timber boats.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma Business (Real Estate Valuation)
  • Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chairman – Valuers Registration Board of Queensland
  • Adjunct Professor – The University of Queensland
  • Member – Brisbane Club and Tattersalls Club
  • Director – McGees Property
  • Immediate Past Commandor – Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (R.Q.Y.S)
  • Previous Yachting Queensland (Y.Q) Board member for 5 years (2006 – 2011)
  • Former R.Q.Y.S Delegate to Y.Q
  • Former R.Q.Y.S Sailing Committee member
  • Member R.Q.Y.S since 1978

Sailing Achievements:

  • 2nd Australian Sharpie Championships 2012
  • Current Farr 30 Australian
  • Several 470, 505 and Sharpie Australian and World Championships
  • Over a dozen Brisbane – Gladstone yacht races
  • Five R.Q.Y.S “Keppel” yacht races

Other: "I believe the greatest contribution I can make is to improve communication, governance and service to stakeholders, resulting in increased participation in the sport." - Greg 


Tim McCall

Central Queensland Representative

Email: tim@m-consulting.com.au

Contact Phone: 0417 639 538

Year elected to the Board: 2015



Scott Davis

North Queensland Representative

Email: scott.davis68@bigpond.com

Contact Phone: 0410 477 166

Year elected to the Board: 2014

Qualifications: PhD - Public Health, Master of International Public Health, Diploma of Education, ADACHSMMAICD 



Ray McMahon

South Queensland Representative

Email: rayzor911@ymail.com

Phone:  0424 983 270

Background: Ray joined the Board in 2016 as the South Queensland Representative.  Ray is the vice commodore of sailing at Southport Yacht Club.


Brady Lowe


Email: coach@rqys.com.au

Contact Phone: 0418 767 019

Year elected to the Board: 2017

Background: Brady started sailing at The Southport School & returned after university as boarding house master & director of sailing. He then started working for RQYS & has been successful moving up in his roles to his current management position.  Brady is also a coach for the RQYS sailors and for the Qld Sailing Team

Qualifications: Bachelor of law, Sailing Coach, Dinghy Instructor   


Kim Lawrence 


Email: kimmillslawrence@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 0419 177 810

Year elected to the Board: 2017

Background: Kim is a senior energy, banking, finance and legal executive in Australia & North America.  She is also a non-executive director of a solar development company and a mid sized marina company as well as being a member of the Commonwealth Government renewable energy advisory panel. Kim has a strategic commercial focus that covers legal matters, risk management, governance, financial structuring, compliance and sustainability.  Kim is also Vice Commodore at Wynnum Manly Yacht and throughly enjoys the sport of sailing.

Qualifications: Master of Natural Resource Economics,Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, Bachelor of law, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Qld & NSW  


Emma Baillie

Youth Advisor

Email: emmabaillie43@hotmail.com

Contact Phone: 0427 482 168

Year elected to the Board:

Background: Emma started sailing through her school Lourdes Hill College and has progressed through sailing at her club , into the Queensland Sailing Team and now the Australian Sailing Team. Emma is also a keen windsurfer.  She coaches and is an advocate for increasing participation in sailing for girls.




Daniel Self

Youth Advisor

Email: daneilvmself@gmail.com 

Contact Phone: 0488 326 001

Year elected to the Board: 2015 

Background: Daniel started sailing at 13 years old with the Brisbane Boys’ College school sailing program. After two years of Fleet and Teams Racing, Daniel transitioned to the Laser 4.7 class. He has been campaigning in the Laser ever since with solid results at state and national level.

Sailing Achievements:

  • Barrenjoey Trophy -  2015 Queensland Youth Sailor of the Year
  • Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Youth Sailor of the Year
  • Queensland Sailing Team 2013 - Current
  • 2015 Queensland Laser Champion
  • 2015 Queensland Under-21 Laser Champion
  • 10th 2015 Australian Laser Radial Championships
  • 7th 2015 Australian Youth Championships – Laser Radial Class
  • 7th 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne – Laser Radial Men’s
  • 3rd 2014 New South Wales Youth Championships – Laser Radial Class
  • 2nd 2014 New South Wales Laser Radial Under 19 Championships
  • 3rd 2014 New South Wales Laser Radial Championships
  • 2014 RQYS Laser Radial Champion

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Reading a Bachelor of Actuarial Science at Bond University
  • Queensland Laser Association Youth Representative
  • Queensland Laser Association Social Media Liaison
  • Proprietor of sail27 – Queensland’s newest Laser dealership
  • Coach to some of Queensland’s top Laser 4.7 sailors

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