Don Wilson started his selling career with Dickens and Carey, a Direct Selling company in Newcastle as a time payment collector.
During his time with the company he gained experience in sales, credit control, collections, sales management and management.
At the time of leaving the company to start his own business he was General Manager.
Don moved to Sydney and with business partner Lyall Hamilton, started a direct selling business employing 130 salaried sales people.
Don and Lyall eventually sold the business and started an equipment hire business, Active Hire Centres. This was very successful and sold to Brambles 11 years later. Don has been a licenced Business Broker and a Consultant to numerous hire companies. He has also worked with architects and builders and increased their business.
On a personal level Don has trained in acting and singing and appeared in plays and musical comedies in leading roles in Newcastle Maitland and Cessnock.
In the last 15 years his hobby and passion has been bush regeneration and is the Founder and President of Bushcare’s Major Day Out.
Don has received numerous awards for Community Service including Outstanding Citizen awards from Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and Rotary. He was Citizen of The Year with Willoughby Council in 2014.