Nick Ledingham, Bathurst Hardie Ferodo 500 Racer, and tireless community worker on the Tomaree Peninsular

Port Stephens’ Nick Ledingham. Photo by Marian Sampson
Port Stephens’ Nick Ledingham. Photo by Marian Sampson

 

WE’D like to introduce Nick Ledingham.

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Nick has an elaborate past which crosses life in a family law practice, motor racing, life saving, working on community boards and he has also been the CEO of a permanent building society.

He holds many roles and is currently a director of Probus South Pacific; he is an active Probus Member and is also active within Toastmasters.

What many may not know is the man who provided family law services has also served on the boards of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia NSW Branch for 12 years, and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) for eight years and has raced in the prestigious Bathurst series.

In 1969 and 1970 Nick drove in the Bathurst Hardie Ferodo 500.

Nick told News Of The Area, “It confused people to see the lawyer in a three-piece suit racing cars; I was proud to drive in the Chrysler team in 1970 as co-driver with the Australian Champion on the Bathurst circuit.”

In the mid 1970s he raced stock vehicles and won a trip to France where he attended a top racing driver school.

For his service to motor sport Nick was awarded the Australian Sports Medal and Life Membership of CAMS.

Nick is also the recipient of the Companion of the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia.

Nowadays, Nick is very involved in the community and has been a member of the Probus Club of Tomaree for 10 years in which time he has served as president and public officer.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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