Ronald was an engineer and a Councillor for the Shire of Bulla and was committed to providing quality services to the local community. He was a foundation member of the Committee and served a term as Vice President and as President. He was able to use his extensive local and professional knowledge and skills to successfully lead the Committee as it negotiated its way through the early fundraising and building program. Ronald was involved in a wide range of local activities and he used his networks to promote and inform people about community health. Ronald was awarded Life Governorship in 1981.