Life Member since 2014
- 2002 Asian Games South Korea
- 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Arafura Games Australia
Director of Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR) for 19 years, and Chair for seven, Jeremy has been a member and change maker in the organisation for over 20 years. A local to Hawthorn Victoria, Jeremy has represented Australia in singles and doubles wheelchair tennis at two international tournaments including the Asian Games in South Korea 2002 and the Arafura Games in Darwin for tennis in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and for shooting in 2011.
A very successful businessman, Jeremy has managed his building consultancy firm for over 40 years and due to his industry knowledge and experience has been a director and member of a number of Advocacy Boards including DSR, Independence Australia and DLCS. Jeremy uses his industry experience as a lead assessor in quality, environmental, health and safety and management systems.
At the age of 40 with four young children, Jeremy was an avid tri-athlete involved in a range of competitive and social sports. In 1991, he was involved in a cycling accident when he crashed into the back of a parked truck at high speed leaving him as a paraplegic in intensive care. After recovering from the immediate injuries, Jeremy started rehabilitation at the Austin Hospital alongside future double Paralympic Gold Medalist Nazim Erdem.
It was during rehabilitation with Greg Crump in 1991 that Jeremy was introduced to wheelchair tennis. It took ten years of training, but his competitive nature saw him selected for the Australian team at the Asian Games in South Korea.
A passionate agent of change, Jeremy supports a number of community projects in Australia and Asia and has twice hand cycled over 350km across Cambodia raising funds for under resourced disability groups in the country.
Jeremy has been instrumental to the growth of DSR and in 2018 he stepped down from his role as director due to time constraints and six grandchildren.
He continues to be an active supporter of our organisation’s projects and believes strongly in our role in the community saying, “It’s a life changer and must continue”.
Jeremy was inducted as a celebrated Life Member in 2014 for his dedication and tireless work to furthering the development of rights for people with disabilities.