Dr John England is a consultant physician with a sub-specialty in cardiology and has worked in the public hospital system for 40 years. He has been published widely in medical journals both in Australia and overseas. 

He is a cardiologist at the coalface of private practice and a fellow of both the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Australian College of Physicians. John received the Centenary Medal of Australia for his cardiac care to the community of the Blue Mountains.

He currently consults at both Mudgee and the upper Blue Mountains and is on staff at Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial hospital. John is married with three grown sons.

Alexis is a retired Senior Nurse Manager and has a degree in Health Administration.

She has had a long history in the health profession starting with Young District Hospital and included palliative care, emergency nursing, operation theatre.

In 1980 Alexis also began a long working partnership with Cardiologist Dr John England establishing his stress testing clinic and facilitating the clinical trials Dr England undertook with the National Heart Foundation. Alexis was privileged to travel to several countries to present the findings of these trials.

Alexis is a trustee of the Blue Mountains Health Trust / Director of Greystanes Disability Services / Director of the Blue Mountains Retirement Village (Chair) Member of Save the Children Fund.

Alexis's passion is her family and ensuring optimum health care for the Blue Mountains community.

Kevin Lawrenson is a retired Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who spent 28 years in private practice in Sydney before moving to
the Blue Mountains in 2001.

He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Katoomba as well as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Strathfield. Kevin is also a Committee Member of the Upper Blue Mountains Probus Club & a member of the Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club.

With his wife Lyn, they are Parishioners at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Wentworth Falls & together have three children & eight grandchildren.


Malcolm Nicholson has been a resident of the Blue Mountains since 1977.

He worked for Westpac for 13 years and on arriving in Katoomba became the manager of the St George Building Society. From 1984 he owned and operated Raine and Horne Katoomba continuing on until retirement in 2004.

Malcolm was a member and president of the Apex Club of Katoomba and is currently  a member of the Rotary Club of Katoomba with 20 years service where he has been President and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Malcolm is married to Moverley and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Christine killinger has recently retired from the Hospitality / Tourism industry. Prior to her move into this industry, Christine enjoyed a long career in Nursing. Following her general and Midwifery training in Australia, she completed a Post Graduate Supplementary Nursing and Observation Diploma at Saint Luke's Hospital, New York. In the intervening years Christine worked in nursing administration before moving to the Private Health Care Branch the NSW Department of Health.

Christine is a Director of the Board of the Blue Mountains Retirement Village / committee member of the Katoomba Chamber of Commerce / Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Rotary Club and Board member and Volunteer Co Ordinator of Blue Mountains Cancer Help.

Christine was awarded Blue Mountains Woman of the year 2013.

Paul Nagle is a retired businesman and was formerly owner of Harvey World Travel (Katoomba). For 21 years he was a High School Science teacher with his final appointment being head of Science at Blue Mountains Grammar School. After his teaching career, Paul entered the retail travel industry with the Harvey World Travel franchise chain. He owned retail travel agencies in Lithgow, Katoomba, Gordon and Singleton.  He was chairman of Harvey World Travel Investments for 6 years.

He is a member of the Upper Blue Mountains Probus club and was formerly a member of Katoomba Rotary Club. he has been a member of Wentworth Falls Golf for 30 years. He has lived in the mountains for 39 years building his firest house in Winmalee and currently resides in Katoomba.

Since his retirement Paul has become very active with Birdlife Australia and is currently treasurer and membership co-ordinator of the NSW branch. He does volunteer work at the Birdlife Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park and is on the Education committe of Birdlife. Paul also is involved with the Australian Bird Atlas and is doing survey work in conjunction with Blue Mountains Bird Observers on the Rock Warbler.

He is married with 2 children and 4 grand children.

Jill Single has lived in the Blue Mountains for the past 13 years. Jill is married to Brian and between them they have 5 children and 13 grandchildren which keep them very busy. Jill has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and her passion has been Aged and Palliative Care.

As a Palliative Care Nurse she was instrumental in assisting to set up the Palliative Care Service in what was Wentworth Area Health Service in the 80’s. She managed Aged Care facilities until her semi retirement which saw her go into another field, mental health and is currently the educator at the Ritz Nursing Home in Leura.

Born in Katoomba in 1945, Philip is the son of Mary and Harry Hammon, the owners of what is now Scenic World.

Philip was educated at Katoomba Primary, Katoomba High, UNSW, and Sydney, Katoomba, Lithgow, Cooma and St George TAFEs.

Philip is a licenced Electrical Supervisor.

Philip served his electrical apprenticeship under his father, then went “out” and worked for Snowy Mountains Authority, Metropolitan Portland Cement, and Simpson Pope, before returning to work at the Scenic Railway Katoomba when his mother had heart problems.

Philip went through Cubs, Scouts and Senior Scouts, played drums with his mates, water skied, took lots of photographs and travelled overseas.

In 1977 he married Peta, his current wife and Mother of their five children.

Philip developed the Scenic Railway and Skyway, into what is now ScenicWorld, built the Cableway and the forest Boardwalk, and rebuilt the Skyway and the surrounding infrastructure.

Philip has been involved with Biznet in judging for Business Awards for many years, and his own family is well involved in FBA ( Family Business Australia ) which assists family businesses in coping with succession issues, and business management.

Now retired from ScenicWorld, and a Director on the Board of Hammons Holdings, Philip occupies his time with research into the mining history of Scenic World, he co-wrote a book “The Burning Mists of Time” on this subject.

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