Meet the Directors

The Village on the Downs has been fortunate to retain the services of its current Directors since inception in 2001.

ACN 094 520 975

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison is a Member of the Aged Care Association of Queensland, a Life Member and past president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, both the National and State branches, and a Member of the Urban Land Institute of America.

From 1968 to 1973, Michael was the Land Development Manager and Deputy State Manager for Hooker Rex Queensland, guiding the development of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Paradise Waters, Palm Garden Waters and Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast.

As Managing Director of M.E. Harrison Investment Co. Pty Ltd, Michael has developed and sold over 730 allotments and 400 houses and units in Brisbane and on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. He has also participated in and managed a joint venture to obtain a development control plan and to develop the first two lakes on Pelican Waters, Caloundra (over 3,000 lots).

Mike Horan, Director AM

Mike Horan was the Queensland Parliamentary Member for Toowoomba South from 1991 -2012 and held a number of Shadow Ministry positions. He served as Minister for Health from 1996 to 1998 and has considerable experience in the development and construction of small and large health facilities. Mike held the position of General Manager of The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (Toowoomba Showgrounds) from 1978 to 1991 and was a driving force in the sale of the old inner city Toowoomba Showgrounds and the development of the new Toowoomba Showgrounds on a 98-hectare site. Also, Mike has served as Chairman of Darling Downs Hospital & Health Board since May 2012 & is a Director of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.He was the inaugural Chair of the Queensland Health Boards Chairs Forum from 2012 to 2014.

He is a Director of Icon Cancer Care; a Director of Toowoomba Police Citizens Youth Club and Chairman of Downs Rugby Ltd.