Who we are

About Us

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society captures the traditional Maroochy Shire from the glistening coastline to the lush green hinterland. Behind the sand and grass lies a history steeped in sugarcane fields, rows of pine forests, pineapples and strawberries, and rich creamy milk and cheese from local dairies. The Show society prides itself in highlighting the many facets of our region whilst providing affordable entertainment for the whole family.

Executive Committee

Rowan O'Hara Sunshine Coast Show Committee

Rowan O'Hara

President

Rowan has been involved with the show movement for many years and has a wealth of experience. He is our Ring Master, entertainment coordinator and general overseer.

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Sam Stephens

Vice President

Sam has been involved with shows for many years. He is a past president and knows the ins-and-outs of running a show. Sam is on the National Wool Board Committee and brings solid business knowledge to the show.

Tylah Daly Sunshine Agricultural Show Committee

Tylah Daly

Secretary

Although young, Tylah has been involved with the show for the past decade. She has a solid working knowledge of areas of the show and is happily expanding her show knowledge base.

Jasmine Bethell Sunshine Coast Show Committee

Jasmine Bethell

Treasurer

Jas was the Spiral representative who ran our Art section. With passion and enthusiasm for the show, Jas took on the role of Treasurer.

Management Committee

Greg Rogerson Sunshine Coast Show Committee

Greg Rogerson

Grounds

Greg brings a wealth of local and business knowledge as well as experience to the show.

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AnnMarie Lawson

Horse Steward

AnnMarie is our Head Show Horse Steward and is in charge of the largest section of the Show. She works tirelessly to make sure that the Horse competition flows without a hitch.

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Richard Gaffney

Gates

Richard came to us from being main gate coordinator for St Johns. He has solid knowledge of the how the gates work, and is quickly expanding his general show knowledge.

Shane Astle

Shane Astle

Grounds

Shane has been a backbone of the show for many years. He is our friendly grounds layout expert and basically lives on site throughout the running of the show each year.

Eddie Grey Sunshine Coast Show Committee

Eddie Grey

Marketing/Branding

Eddie has youth and a new fresh perspective for the committee while happily challenging traditional ideas. He is tech savvy and is gradually bringing some of our business practices into the new century.

Support Staff

Penny Daly Sunshine Coast Show Committee

Penny Daly

Office Manager

Penny has been part of the show for the past 10 years. Penny was a long-time resident of Nambour and has many local connections which help the show grow and thrive.

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Melissa Green

Accounts/Trades

Melissa took on the role of trade site coordinator and has brought new fresh ideas to the show. In her spare time she also keeps a close eye on the books.

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Tamzin Green

Traineeship

Tamzin is our enthusiastic office trainee who is managing grade 12 as well as assisting behind the scenes in the show office.

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Your Name

Your dream position

If you’re on the lookout for a new role, check in with us and see what we have available, we just might be looking!

Patrons

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Mrs. Norma Rick

First attending the local Show in 1963, Norma Rick became hooked and has been part of the Show scene ever since.  Norma represented the Show Society at the Showgrounds User’s group meetings, and with husband Gordon, until recently, spent years working behind the scenes to bring a Show to the Nambour Region.

Ray Pembleton

Mr. Ray Pembleton

With a dairy and agricultural background, and head of Agriculture at Nambour State College, Ray has been involved with the Show for a long time bringing in a school cattle team each year.  Ray has held the position of Show Society secretary and Chief dairy steward and is still involved with the Dairy and Education Stage at the Show.

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Mrs. Jenny McKay

Jenny McKay has been part of the Society Committee for the past 20 years and has recently retired as a long serving President.  She has a strong passion for the Show and loves sharing the importance of Agricultural Shows to our community.  Jenny rallied Local Council, State and Federal Parliament for funding for Show Societies.

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