Greg was raised in Merrylands, and educated Hilltop Road Public School, Holroyd High Schools & Granville TAFE.
He is an Electrical Fitter and self employed for 10 years, with over 10 years in the commercial air-conditioning industry and more than 10 years in industrial relations.
Greg has been married for over 30 years, living in Greystanes more than 20 years and, with wife Debbie, raised 2 daughters who both attended Greystanes Public and Greystanes High Schools.
Greg is President and a Life Member of Merrylands Rugby Club and an Executive member of various Park Committees.
Greg was elected to Holroyd Council in March 2004 and became Mayor of Holroyd City Council in 2009, 2015-2016.
He was also elected Mayor of Cumberland Council in 2018-2019.
Greg has been involved with the Club as a player, manager, coach, and director since 1974. He is a Past President and a life member of both the senior and junior clubs.
Greg has over 30 years’ experience in senior accounting and finance roles and became Chief Financial Officer of Royal Wolf in February 2011. He joined Royal Wolf in March 2002 in the role of Financial Controller. Greg has been a Director and Company Secretary of Royal Wolf legal entities in Australia and New Zealand since January 2010.
Geoff studied law at Sydney University and was admitted to legal practice in 1977. Since then Geoff has worked at senior management levels in the NSW public sector, and in the school and tertiary education sectors; as an independent consultant providing management advice; and in the legal profession, where he currently works as a consulting lawyer in the Stacks Group. His experience includes industrial relations litigation, property and leasing, commercial and administrative law advice, and workplace law.
Geoff joined the Board of the Parramatta Two Blues in 2000, having been involved with both Parramatta and Penrith Rugby clubs while working at the University of Western Sydney in the late 1990s. He was President between 2010 and 2013; and on the Board of the Sydney Rugby Union from 2009 to 2014.
Outside work, Geoff is married with two children and two grandchildren. As a hobby he plays hard rock, on ukulele with Led Ukz, and on guitar with the Burglars of Blues.
Tim’s greatest sporting love is Rugby Union, closely followed by playing Cricket, of which he played 22 consecutive seasons, usually carrying some kind of Rugby related injury into most seasons.
His greatest love began as a ball boy for the great Subbies club Hornsby Rugby at the age of 8, he finally got his wish to actually play Rugby for Normanhurst Boys High School in year 7. Tim’s passion now is for developing Junior Rugby within the district and beyond. Through Tim’s leadership, communication, and good interpersonal skills he is able to foster a great connection with today’s youth to build the future generation of Two Blues Rugby. Tim believes and creates a Rugby Family that provides a strong sense of belonging to all in the community.
Tim started coaching at his local club, Hills Rugby in 2012 when his eldest son Harrison started playing at age 5. Since then, Tim has gained his Level 2 coaching qualifications, and been an integral active part in the development of the Hills Rugby Club & Two Blues Juniors. Tim continues to coach, mentor and inspire his teams’ ambitions and goals. He wants to continue the winning success achieved at the Junior State Championship Level.
Outside of rugby, Tim is a qualified professional licensed builder with over 20 years’ experience working in the Residential Industry, specialising in high end new homes and all types of renovations with a majority focus within the Hills District and surrounds which adds convenience to get to training in the late afternoons. Tim fits Rugby into his busy life with wife Danielle who works in the Medical Technology sector. They have two sons Harrison and Cooper who both have the same passion and love for their Rugby.
When the family isn’t at work, school or footy, you may find the Shand’s deep in the bush, camping and exploring the great outdoors, or on a river or dam somewhere teaching friends how to water ski, learn some bush skills and simply having some fun in the scrub.