Elyse White

Elyse has lived in the Southern Highlands for over 40 years, moving to Colo Vale 15 years ago.  Together with her husband Gary, she has operated a number of businesses in the Highlands before studying law in the late 1980’s.  She has worked with Marsdens Law Group for 26 years, practising in the areas of estate litigation.  Elyse was appointed as an Assessor with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority in 2003 and continues to assess claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents.  She enjoys community based programs and is passionate about preserving the Colo Vale Community Association’s greatest asset, the hall in Railway Parade.


John Stead

John has been a resident of Colo Vale for 14 years and has been actively involved in the Community Association for all that time. He is retired, being a Returned Vietnam Veteran and ex-President of the Association.
He was married for 25 years to Pamela and loves living in Colo Vale.


Kay McKenzie

Secretary / Public Officer

Sue Edney

Sue and husband Fred lived in Baulkham Hills for 37 years and after raising two sons decided to move to the Southern Highlands in 2012. One of the first things they did was to join the Colo Vale Community Assn and were immediately made welcome. Both are retired and have historic cars and have made a lot of friends through this pastime and feel lucky to have such a wonderful car club to belong to. Sue also volunteers at the Southern Highlands Community Hospice twice a week and enjoys volunteering. She is looking forward to being part of the committee of the Colo Vale Community Assn and hope that Meryl’s shoes are not too big to fill

Hall Hire Co-ordinator

Margaret Pigott

Margaret and Tom Pigott emigrated from England in 1980 and lived in Ingleburn before moving to Colo Vale twenty years ago.     In this twenty years they were fortunately able to travel to countries such as Philippines, China, Dubai and Turkey  as Tom was involved in the manufacture of Cranes.   On retirement five years ago they joined the Colo Vale Community Association.   Tom joined the Men’s Shed and Margaret the Craft and Chatter (Margaret very good at the chatter). Margaret has in the last three years taken a more active role in the running of the association and at this time  is the Events Co-ordinator and she is responsible for the hiring of the Hall.

Honorary Officer

responsible for
Membership/Social Media/Newsletter/
Graphic Design

Suzanne Ellis

Suzanne Ellis only moved to Colo Vale in 2015, but has thrown herself virtually into the deep end to assimilate and make new friends by joining the local Community Association. She retired with her husband Robert to an acreage after moving from Georges Hall, where for 15 years they owned a printing and graphic design business. Robert has a talent and likes to make things with wood and has joined the Mens Shed where many of his creations have been sold thru the CV market. They survived the raising of  three sons and have been married for 47 years.

Committee Member and Indoor Bowls Co-ordinator

Kay Mackenzie

Committee Member

Gary White

Men’s Shed Co-Ordinator

Steve Clarke