Meet our Opposing Team

Men who give generously in numerous ways, who wake up every day wanting to make a difference in the lives of many people.

Our Debaters are a mix of philanthropists, Federal Members, General Managers, Ministers, Men of Business, and are all leaders in our community giving so much of their time, skill, and passion

Paul Reis

PIZZA  SUPREME “– is what Paul classifies his employment background with a bit of everything!

Paul Reis has an extensive management, marketing and fundraising background. With previous employment as a Squash coach and State Sales Manager of AAMI Car Insurance before taking on a specialist career in youth work with expertise in suicide prevention and grief counselling.

In recent years, he has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, trekked Inca trek and China Wall and taken on Spanish Camino raising over $2m in this program for medical research.

Paul is Fundraising General Manager with Wesley Mission Qld and supports over 93 WMQ services.

Paul has been involved in many levels of chaplaincy including school, prison and hospital chaplaincy before being involved in sports chaplaincy.

Paul is married to Debbie has three adult children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and lots of 4 legged grand animals!

John-Paul Langbroek

Member for Surfers Paradise, Minister for Seniors, Communities and Disability Services, Multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships for the LNP.

JP Langbroek is a proud Gold Coast local, father of three and husband of Stacey. He was elected as the Member for Surfers Paradise in 2004, and currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Seniors, Communities and Disability Services, Multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships for the LNP.

 

JP was also the Education Minister in the former LNP Government prior to the 2015 election and is a former leader of the opposition.

JP is the son of a former school principal and teacher, and is a proud product of the State Education system. JP is unashamedly pro-jobs, and entered politics to ensure that Gold Coasters were heard loud and clear in Parliament.

Before entering politics, JP was a dentist who ran his own practice in Surfers Paradise and Ashmore. JP is a Titans’ supporter, Gold Coast Suns’ fan, and loves Instagramming photos of his electorate and his travels around Queensland.

Ten years ago Marco Renai started working with several boys in Palm Beach to inspire and motivate them with fitness. After realising that fitness alone would not be the answer he turned to his business community in hopes of creating a network that would educate and inspire these boys to do better.

The MOB was created off the back of his Italian heritage where family, food and a group of people doing good, not bad can make a real difference.

 

 

Over the past 10 years businesses from all over the Gold Coast have supported, mentored and delivered many programs to most high schools on the Gold Coast. Whilst these programs have been incredibly successful and touched the lives of 1000’s of boys, the unpredictability of funding and sponsorship has meant that all too often the demand for places exceeds the capacity of the Men of Business and its band of mentors. The MOB Academy was created as a solution to this problem in hopes of improving the lives of as many boys as possible.

Friday 4 June

A breakfast event at RACV Royal Pines Resort

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