Ipswich Turf Club
is a proud fifth generation Ipswichian from a line of United Kingdom immigrants to Ipswich
in the 19th Century.
married Annette in 1988 and they have three children - Alex (born 1990), Ondreea (1992), and Ellen (1994).
Raised at Ebbw Vale and educated at Bundamba Primary and Bundamba High Schools
moved to Townsville from 1981 to 1983 for sporting reasons and to attend James Cook University
from which a Bachelor of Commerce degree was attained.
In 1990 Brett
completed the Australian Society of Accountants CPA
(Certified Practising Accountant) examinations and has held the CPA designation since that time.
Most of Brett's employment has been in Ipswich
including a 12 year term with CSR Wood Panels at Bundamba
as firstly cost accountant then rising to Site General Manager, and finally Group Commercial Manager.
Other positions have included four years at Bartter Steggles at Wulkuraka as Queensland Finance Manager and the current role as General Manager at the Ipswich Turf Club
held since 2004.
Whilst employed full time Brett and Annette also operated small businesses including a tax agency for three years in the 1980s, owner/operators of the Redbank Plains Health and Fitness Centre for five years in the 1990s, and a thoroughbred horse stud for five years around the turn of the millennium.