Shelley Boyce

Shelley moved to the Southern Highlands more than 30 years ago with her Husband Philip, where they have lived, worked and raised their 5 children.  Since her arrival in the Highlands she has been active in community service.  In her work in Legal Administration, as well as her extensive community involvement in Philanthropy, she has had association with many members of the community, authorities and agencies of the Southern Highlands.  Shelley is a Justice of the Peace for NSW.


Through her involvement over many years with a variety of community organizations she came to be a member of the board of the Foundation in 2009 and Chair of the Foundation from 2010 to date.


Shelley has been Past President of the ‘Berrima District Rotary Club’ and held various positions on the board.  She has worked on many Rotary overseas volunteer missions as well as local Rotary community initiatives.  She has been on the Committee of the ‘Moss Vale Show Society’, as a Director on the Board of the ‘Volunteer Centre’, Committee Member of ‘Starfish’, has served on a number of local welfare committees, P & F Society’s and School Boards, Girl Guide Leader, Primary School Christian Education teacher for 21 years and she helped to establish the presence of ‘Life Line’ in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra.


Shelley remains committed to the Foundations’ ethos of ‘Give where you Live’ and to her belief in the service of others.



Dennis MuddDennis grew up in the Hunter Valley of NSW the son of diary farmers. He began teaching in 1965 becoming a Principal in 1975. He provided leadership of several schools over a 30 year period until his retirement in 2006. He delights in having had the opportunity and privilege of being part of the learning journey of many young people.

Dennis developed expertise in the culturing of schools, providing authenticity in leadership, mentoring of aspiring principals and quality assurance.
In 2009 Dennis was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to education and community.





Steven Foster

Steven joined the board of the Foundation in August 2008. He is also a board member of the Ben Mikic Foundation and member of the Wingecarribee Shire Council Sport and Rec Committee.

Steven manages the annual Reg Rowe Art Scholarship.

Steven is a graphic designer, making most of his contribution to the Foundation through his marketing skills. Steven moved to the Southern Highlands with his  family in early 2007.





Travis has been involved with the Southern Highlands Foundation since the establishment of its youth programs in 2003. He was raised in the Southern Highlands and has been active in a number of local community organisations, including Rotaract.

Travis has a double degree in communications and politics and is completing a Diploma of Education at the University of Wollongong.




Janina Rodrigues

Bio to come.







Mandy PfeifferInitially employed as Development Director in 2008 and 2009, Mandy Pfeiffer joined the Board of The Southern Highlands Foundation in 2011.

As Development Director she undertook a review of the organisational structure; instigated the rebranding of the Foundation and worked with a talented marketing team to devise a campaign plan and an Appeal for the Foundation.   Mandy created and managed a large community event - the Highlands Harvest Hunt in 2009 and 2010 - and ran the 2009 Southern Highlands Philanthropy Awards.   In addition she formed a number of business partnerships with local corporates who generously supported the work of the Foundation.

Born and educated in Sydney, Mandy is a 3rd generation Southern Highlander, moving to the district with her husband and two daughters in 1994.  An advocate of  ‘Give Where You Live’, Mandy has been involved in community philanthropy from a young age.  She was an active member of the founding Southern Highlands Relay For Life Committee for six years.   Mandy is self employed providing business support services and other project work.



Having been born and bred in the Southern Highlands, Mr Fleming has a long standing association with the Highlands Community. After studying at the University of Sydney, he commenced his career in 1966 in a Sydney legal firm before returning to the Southern Highlands to join Haille Paine in 1969. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1970.

He has worked for Haille Paine Solicitors for 42 years and is now the Principal. He has extensive experience in many areas of the law including conveyancing and property law; commercial law; wills and estates; trusts; land and environment; powers of attorney and guardianship issues; and general legal practice. He is a well respected member of the community and the local business arena.

Mr Fleming is heavily involved in the Bowral community with his membership of the Bowral Lions Club, associations with the Senior Citizens Association, involvement with church groups and support to local organisations, schools and community groups.

Mr Fleming is currently an appointed member on the Law Society of NSW’s Elder Law Committee, serving his second term in 2011. He has previously been the Southern Tablelands Regional Law Society President and is committed to his work, community and family life.


michael white

Michael grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney with his four siblings enjoying the beaches around Clovelly, Coogee and Bronte. He moved to the Southern Highlands in 2006 where he now lives with his wife and 2 young children - enjoying the fresh air and the four seasons of the Highlands and remains a keen swimmer.

Michael has spent more than twenty years working in the financial services sector including time as an investment manager and locally as a financial Adviser. He currently works for one of Australia's largest fund managers overseeing funds worth in excess of $100bn.

Michael joined the board of the Foundation in September 2013.