Secretary’s Report 2015
Profile of new Secretary – Malcolm Wrigglesworth
Malcolm was elected as the new secretary at 2014 AGM replacing Colin Bragg who has taken on the role as Treasurer.
Malcolm is the eldest son of the late William (Bill) Wrigglesworth 7th Battery of 2nd / 3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He has a younger brother Graeme Wrigglesworth who resides at Stratford in East Gippsland.
Malcolm is married to Margaret and they have three daughters, Sarah, Amy and Jane whom all live in Mooroolbark, since 1984 an outer Eastern suburb of Melbourne.
Malcolm was raised on a sheep and cattle grazing farm property of 600 acres 3 kilometres east of Stratford on the Airly Road, until the age of 16, where due to ill health of his father Bill Wrigglesworth the property was sold and the family moved into the town of Stratford in 1972.
After completing schooling at Sale Gippsland Grammar and a final year at Maffra High in 1972, Malcolm commenced a professional career in banking with formerly the Commercial Bank of Australia, (Now called Westpac) initially at Sale, then transferred to Traralgon, Morwell and Melbourne and interstate within a 5 year period.
He has held a number of positions, progressing from teller, International Import and Exports, Foreign Currency Document, to Legal Administration, commercial lending and Senior Management over career spading 24 years, with movements to a number of country suburban and interstate branches and later years at Head office in Collins Street, Melbourne.
In May, 1996 Malcolm took up the option of a retrenchment package from Westpac and in June later that year commenced a position with Apollo Gas Products, a family owned wholesale company in Bayswater North, progressing to position of Inventory stock controller dealing with Australian and mainly European suppliers of LPG gas components for the Automotive industry.
He is a lifelong member of the Melbourne Cricket Club, and supporter of Collingwood Football Club, and is actively involved as a tennis player twice a week and holds committee positions at Manchester Heights Tennis Club of Senior and Night convenor, over summer and winter seasons, held by Eastern Region District Tennis in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and the Lilydale District Night Tennis Association.
Malcolm looks forward to being a valuable contributor to the 2nd / 3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Association as a descendent and continuing the commitment and dedication of past veterans and fellow committee descendants and office bearers.