Meet the Committee

  • Russell Huntington (President)

    Russell retired as a remuneration consultant in 2017. In the same year he joined U3A Melbourne City primarily to play bridge. He became Vice President in 2018 and President in 2020. He co-leads the Wednesday cycling group and offers the occasional short course on travel. Email:   Email:

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  • Sharon Carter (Vice President)

    Sharon retired in 2015 as a Marketing Director after 22 years as an expat in London and Singapore. She immediately joined U3A Melbourne City and quickly gravitated towards the Let’s Do Gallery and Movie Groups and she is now co-convenor. Then during Covid found her inner teacher and has been tutoring in Art History. Sharon […]

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  • Pauline Lomas (Treasurer)

    Pauline Lomas

    Pauline Lomas was a Corporate Accountant/Financial Controller until she retired in 2019, and then joined U3A with the intention of learning Spanish. She took on the role of Treasurer the following year. Her interests include languages, European travel, sewing and growing indoor plants. Email: Email:

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  • Kate McKenzie (Secretary)

    Kate McKenzie

    Kate McKenzie was elected secretary of U3A Melbourne City in December 2022. She comes to us from a background of supporting boards of management including in the education sector. Email: Email:

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  • Jane Tulloch (Member)

    After a long career in education Jane emigrated to Australia in 2019. U3A was a first stop in creating a new life in Melbourne and Jane became Secretary at the AGM that year. After three years as Secretary Jane has recently stepped down from that post but remains on the Committee. Email:

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  • Neil Rickards (Member)

    Neil retired and returned home in 2020 from his position as Director of Academic Affairs at an Australian College after 30 years working in the Middle East. After a year of Covid lockdowns, he joined U3A to keep himself busy and follow his cultural interests in the Let’s Do groups and maybe volunteer. Neil immediately was asked […]

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  • Ann Johns (Member)

    Ann Johns joined U3A Melbourne City in 2012 to study Italian, then joined the Course Co-ordination Team in 2013. She became a member of the Committee of Management in 2014 and became Treasurer, then Assistant Treasurer for the next six years before taking on the role of Vice President for the past two years. Prior […]

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  • Peter Lawson (Member)

    Peter retired as an IT Manager in 2019; U3A had figured prominently in his plans to ensure he was fully occupied after 35 years in the oil and gas and transport industries. He volunteered to lend a hand in the IT space at his first AGM and was quickly recruited to help that team. He […]

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  • Merilyn Harris (Member)

    This is Merilyn’s seventh year as a committee member.  She has been responsible for our input to the annual Seniors Festival including two shows at Deakin Edge Theatre and for the regular Spotlight on our Volunteers feature in ebulletins.  She has also organised our First Nations themed events and tutored a short course on one […]

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  • Kai Simpson (Member)

    Kai Simpson

    Kai worked in IT and business systems consulting until 2012. In 2014 she joined U3A Melbourne City desperate to volunteer and undertake a philosophy course. She has volunteered in the office and the Admin Leadership team ever since and managed the implementation of the MyU3A membership and course management system. She has also attended many […]

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  • Paul Wilkinson (Member)

    Paul retired from private legal practice and Army Reserve service as a legal officer in 2019. He enrolled in U3A Melbourne City that year and joined the Tuesday cycling group, which he now co-leads. Apart from his role as a member of the Committee of Management, he is Co-ordinator of Let’s Do activities and offers […]

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  • Nene Macwhirter (Member)

    Joining U3A Melbourne City following her semi retirement in 2016, Nene has cultivated and expanded her interests in Botanic art, Guitar playing, yoga and languages through the generosity of the U3A tutors in these subjects. She now tutors in Botanic art for beginners, and yoga. In fact, for Nene,  the whole U3A experience has been […]

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