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.


Gary White

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.

Committee Member/News and Social Media Officer

Ryan Smythe

Ryan has been living in the Colo Vale for nearly 8 years.  He works full time as a  IT Operations manager for a multi national company and is a family man with 4 children.   Ryan dedicates his free time to the community managing the Colo Vales News Facebook page and pulling together the printed Colo Vale news that reaches letterboxes each month.  You will also see Ryan and his children helping at our Markets each month.

Men’s Shed Co-Ordinator

Steve Clarke