Douglas joined the Board in 2003 and has been the chair of the Board of Studio ARTES since 2009. He was recently awarded an OAM for his services to the community, in particular, The Salvation Army and Studio ARTES Northside Inc.
Doug has always been actively involved in the community, a Rotary member for over 25 years, and received a Paul Harris Fellowship for his services. In addition, Doug received The Premier of New South Wales Community Service Award in 1995 “In appreciation and recognition for the ongoing support to various community groups”.
Doug was the President of the Hornsby and District Chamber of Commerce from 1980-198. In more recent years, Doug has been the Chairman in this area for the Red Shield Appeal for the Salvation Army. He is also a director of GP Network Northside which endeavours to enhance the provision of medical services by general practitioners in this area.