The Village on the Downs has been fortunate to retain the services of its current Directors since inception in 2001.
THE VILLAGE ON THE DOWNS LTD
ACN 094 520 975
Michael Harrison is a Member of the Aged Care Association of Queensland, a Life Member and past president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, both the National and State branches, and a Member of the Urban Land Institute of America.
From 1968 to 1973, Michael was the Land Development Manager and Deputy State Manager for Hooker Rex Queensland, guiding the development of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Paradise Waters, Palm Garden Waters and Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast.
As Managing Director of M.E. Harrison Investment Co. Pty Ltd, Michael has developed and sold over 730 allotments and 400 houses and units in Brisbane and on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. He has also participated in and managed a joint venture to obtain a development control plan and to develop the first two lakes on Pelican Waters, Caloundra (over 3,000 lots).
Leon is the Chief Executive Officer of Paridian Group Limited and the Director or Public Officer of a number of other organisations including a Hotel and Conference Centre, Property Development Fund and Church charity groups.
He was the Director of the Corporate Advisory Division of AshleyMunro Chartered Accountants from 1998 to 2006 after almost 22 years with one of Australia’s leading banks in corporate roles, focused primarily on financing small to medium enterprises through to major listed companies.
Leon also spent two years as a treasury dealer in the Australian money market, dealing with major public companies, local government and other financial institutions. The combination of his extensive commercial experience and treasury expertise has been utilised to structure large debt raisings within Queensland and syndicated loans in Australia and overseas.
Mike Horan has been the Queensland Parliamentary Member for Toowoomba South since 1991 and has also held a number of Shadow Ministry positions. He served as Minister for Health from 1996 to 1998 and has considerable experience in the development and construction of small and large health facilities. Mike held the position of General Manager of The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (Toowoomba Showgrounds) from 1978 to 1991 and was a driving force in the sale of the old inner city Toowoomba showgrounds and the development of the new Toowoomba showgrounds on a 98 hectare site.