Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Trenton Gay

Trenton Gay is the Chief Executive Officer of Gay Group of Companies and Gold Coast City Marina. Trenton is involved in property development, marina development and commercial cattle breeding and brings a diverse range of skills to the Aussie Kidz Charity board. He is also involved with the Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Moreton Bay Game Fishing Club, and is a current member of the International Game Fishing Association. Presently he also coaches Junior Rugby for Easts Rugby Union.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts has been involved in the international logistics industry for 28 years. Beginning as an office clerk in 1998, with a small to medium size company and subsequently owning and developing two medium sized international logistics companies. Jason is now recognised internationally as one of the key service providers to the global marine logistics industry, incorporating high end wealth luxury yachts, international sailing race teams and large brand yacht importers /Australian manufacturers.

Roger Emmerson

Roger is Trustee of an investment trust and Chair of a large not for profit company in the disability sector. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, UNSW, Cranfield University (UK) and USQ with qualifications in economics, business, project management and marketing. He has wide ranging operational, leadership and business experience across Defence, the public and private sectors in finance, logistics, property, franchising and sales and marketing. He is a member of Broadwater-Southport Rotary Club, Southport Yacht Club and has acted as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for more than 25 years.

Michael Cooke

Michael Cooke is the founder and CEO of Avcair, a private aviation and charter business started in 2001. During this time, the business has grown to cover many facets of the Aviation industry, working with Heads of State, mining corporations, celebrities, sport stars, and elite business travellers. Michael also holds an Airline transport pilots licence and has commanded jets in every continent around the globe. His rich history within Aviation has him being part of of the oldest flying family in Australia, spanning back 4 generations of pilots, with his great grandfather ‘Lionel Cooke’ holding licence 11, being issued in 1915.

Liam Talbot

Liam Talbot is the racing driver and winner of the Bathurst 12 hour in 2017. From humble beginnings in a Lotus racing at local circuits, to shortly after clinching the a Bathurst 12 Hour Class win in the Lotus, Liam’s racing career has rapidly escalated. He also won the Blancpain Endurance Champion 2016, SPA 24 Hour Champion and Radical SR3 Champion 2013. Liam is a passionate philanthropist and has set up his own charity “Km4Kids” to assist both the Kids Helpline and Make a Wish foundation charities.

Ron Yap

Ron Yap is the founder and CEO of Primetime Marketing in 2013. Primetime Marketing also known as PRIMETIME is an international Marketing, Branding, Events & International Relations Agency specialising in connecting businesses to the market in both South East Asia and Australia. PRIMETIME assist clients with international marketing projects, public relations, events, product placement & launches, branding, advertising & design, influencer marketing and promotions. Recently Ron has also founded the EPIQ Luxury Experience which is Queensland No.1 Luxury Lifestyle Experience, Events and Media Platform.

Paul Dean

Extensive experience with shipping companies / carriers including Freight and Logistics providers. The last 13 years with Seaway with current role as Executive General Manager – Projects, Construction and Mining, and total career spanning 30+ years moving freight globally. Extensively involved in the Export Marine sector. On a personal note, am involved with the Arana Ascot Junior Girls Hockey Club as Vice President with both daughters active playing. Joined AKC after seeing what they did to assist those in need and wanted to be a part of it.

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