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Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation

Patrick Wallas




Patrick was appointed at Headmaster of All Saints Anglican School in 2002 and is retiring at the end of 2024.

Patrick was raised in Seaford in coastal England, the youngest of 4 and spent his early years in an all-boys boarding facility. Patrick studied education at Oxford and has spent 4 decades in classrooms.

He is been called an ‘Educational Rock Star’.

He has taken over the position of Chair from Kerry Watson who was founding Chair of GCEF.

Geoff Smith


Geoff has practiced as a lawyer in the City of Gold Coast for over 40 years, a partner, and an in-house corporate lawyer for one of Australia’s largest privately-owned Companies.

He is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the current Chairman of Sports Gold Coast, a non-for-profit company established to harness the support of the local business community in the development, support and promotion of Gold Coast Sport. 

Geoff has a long history supporting Gold Coast community projects and currently sits on the board of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame, Connecting Southern Coast and the Gold Coast Innovation Hub. 

Richard Munro

Richard MUNRO

Richard Munro is currently a Director of Alternate Strategies and focuses on assisting business owners identify their strategic succession. 

Richard has been involved in the accounting Industry on the Gold Coast for 30 years and have held numerous volunteer Directorship roles in both professional, sport and Not for Profit organisations including: 

CPA Australia Gold Coast - Gold Coast TAFE - and the Gold Coast Arts Centre now known as HOTA. 

He enjoys contributing his experience to assist with the Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation to bring cultural youth development to community members and their families. 

Nick Scott


Nick Scott has spent thirty eight (38) years working in senior roles within the media; much of this time being based on the Gold Coast. He has held the positions of Director, Group General Manager, General Manager and National Sales and Marketing Director. Nick has retired from his full time position with Southern Cross Austereo; operators on the Gold Coast of television brands Southern Cross Ten, 11 and One as well as broadcasting stations 90.9 Sea FM and 92.5 Gold FM. His commitment to the industry has been evidenced by main Board positions with Commercial Radio Australia and membership of national industry bodies overseeing Regional Australia, Research and Sales/Marketing/Codes/Branding.

Nick owns and operates his own Business/Media Consultancy ‘TGM’; consulting to local, national and international organisations.

He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tasmania.

Presently, Nick sits on various local Boards including Bond (University) Business School Advisory, Destination Gold Coast, Gold Coast Eisteddfod (Chair)/Foundation, Gold Coast Academy of Sport, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, E/Sports Gold Coast, Gold Coast Community Fund and Regional Development Australia - Gold Coast Chapter (Chair). Nick is an Ambassador for Volunteering Gold Coast. He is a Director and part owner of Great Southern Land Media.

Nick is a resident of Robina and is married to Irene. They have two (2) adult children Thomas and Sarah.

Jacqueline Bojanowski


Jacqueline is the Global PR Manager at the world’s largest direct to consumer bridal brand, Grace Loves Lace.

With more than eight years experience in PR and marketing, Jacqueline has driven widely recognised campaigns and projects for a diverse portfolio of the city’s most recognised brands across major events, tourism, hospitality, retail and more.

Jacqueline also sits on the Executive for YP Gold Coast – a not-for-profit and advocacy based organisation that delivers a robust calendar of high-quality events that help to pave the way for the city’s success and growing professional landscape.

Known in the industry for delivering outside the box campaigns that pack a punch, Jacqueline’s skills span across event management, activations, brand positioning and strategy.

Tim Baumann


Tim Baumann is a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison - Gold Coast where he practises predominately in wills and estates law. He advises other professionals in the medical, legal and corporate/ business fields as well as charities, related corporations and trustee companies. He is a member of the Gold Coast District Law Association and Queensland Law Society.

Tim’s community involvement has included volunteering with the Homeless Persons Legal Clinic and the Self-Representation Service with the District and Supreme Courts. He also served as treasurer on the Management Committee of LawRight (formerly QPILCH) - an independent, not-for-profit organisation coordinating pro bono legal services throughout Queensland.

Born on the Gold Coast, Tim has always had a strong interest in The Performing Arts. As a student nearly two decades ago, he himself participated in a number of Eisteddfods as a natural extension of his involvement in String Orchestras, Choral groups, Plays and Musicals.