Corporate Profile

Established in 1920, ClubsNSW is the peak representational body for the NSW club industry.

ClubsNSW represents more than 1200 member clubs, and makes an important contribution to state and national policy direction, including the development for industry-specific legislation relating to alcohol, gambling, taxation, and industrial relations. In addition to these services, ClubsNSW executes media and PR communications, tailored training solutions, financial services, events, and responsible gambling services.

The Association’s purpose is to lead a sustainable industry that makes a growing contribution to the NSW community, seeks to strengthen conditions for those working within the industry, and to support the local communities they serve.

To view the Board Charter, which covers purpose, values, responsibilities and structure, please click here

To view our 2020 Governance Statement, which outlines the main governance practices and policies of ClubsNSW with reference to the AICD Not-for-Profit Governance Principles, please click here.

In 2018, the Board established a Remuneration & Nominations Committee to assist and advise the Board on matters relating to the remuneration of directors and staff, as well as matters relating to the structure and composition of the Board.

The current members of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee are Sallianne Faulkner, Paul Barnett and Ron Coskerie. To review the Remuneration & Nominations Committee Charter, which outlines its terms of reference and other matters, please click here.

Board of Directors

George Peponis
Dr George Peponis OAM was elected as Chairman of the ClubsNSW Board after Peter Newell resigned his position in June 2019. He previously served as a Director of the Canterbury League Club and is a Life Member of both the Bulldogs Football Club and the registered club. He has been Chairman of the NSW Rugby League since 2012. Dr Peponis was elected as a Director of ClubsNSW at the 2017 AGM, and was appointed to the position of Deputy Chair in 2018. Dr Peponis graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1976 and has since worked as a general medical practitioner. In 2013, he received an OAM for services to rugby league. 

Dr. George Peponis OAM; MBBS

ClubsNSW Chairman
Sallianne Faulkner
Sallianne Faulkner was elected Deputy Chair of the ClubsNSW Board in June 2019.  She joined the ClubsNSW Board after filling the casual vacancy created by the retirement of Deputy Chairman Michael Fraser in May 2018. Sallianne is a member of AICD, Women On Boards and serves on a not for profit board, St George Children with Disabilities Fund. Sallianne was elected as President of the Ramsgate RSL Memorial Club in 2014 after joining the club  board in 2012, and has been instrumental in driving its process of governance reform. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the ClubsNSW Southern Metropolitan Region, commencing in that role in 2015. 

Sallianne Faulkner

ClubsNSW Deputy Chairperson
Paul Barnett
Paul is the CEO of the Mingara Leisure Group, which includes Mingara Recreation Club, The Westport Club, Lantern Club, and Springwood Sports Club. Paul brings 25 years of  industry operational experience. He became a Graduate of the AICD in 2014. Prior to his appointment to the ClubsNSW Board in 2010, Paul was the State Councillor for the Central Coast Region and in 2014, was appointed to the Board of ClubBIZ, then appointed chair in 2018. Also, in 2018 Paul was appointed to the ClubsNSW Nominations and Remunerations Committee. In February 2019 Paul was appointed a Director of the Australian Turf Club.

Paul Barnett

ClubsNSW Board Member
Christina Curry
Dr Christina Curry is a Director of The Randwick Club, Randwick Bowling Club and Coogee Beach Club. In 2016, Christina became the first female to be elected to the ClubsNSW Board. She is a CDI and AICD member. Widely engaged with the community, Christina is the Chair of Bayside Women’s Shelter, Patron of a women and children’s centre and a local government councillor. Holding a PhD, a Master of Education degree and a Bachelor of Physical Education, Christina is currently employed with Western Sydney University as the Director, Academic Program – Secondary Education. With 20 years’ experience in education, she was previously a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney. 

Dr. Christina Curry

ClubsNSW Board Member
Keith Gomes
Keith was elected to the ClubsNSW Board in 2009 and is a member of the club industry's Digital Advisory and Diversity & Inclusion committees. Keith has held executive roles in the technology industry and is an experienced non-executive director and advisor. His experience spans over 20 years on boards and advisory bodies in the private and public sectors ranging from financial services, hospitality, information technology, professional services, technology research, telecommunications, vocational education and tech start-ups.
Keith's experience in governance, strategy, risk management, innovation, digital technologies, ecosystems and global business, especially in Asia, was derived from an extensive career in Oracle Corporation, KPMG, Optus, Singapore Telecom and IBM Corporation. He is a member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Keith is a trustee director on the board of Club Plus Super, a member of the Risk & Compliance Committee and the Member Experience Committee. He previously served for twelve years on the board of a large Western Sydney club.

Keith Gomes FAICD

ClubsNSW Board Member
Ron Coskerie
Ron Coskerie was appointed by the ClubsNSW Board in June 2019, filling the casual vacancy following the departure of long-term Chairman Peter Newell OAM. Ron is the Deputy President of St Marys Rugby League Club and has been on their board since 2007. He has worked in the financial sector for 30 years, currently the Regional General Manager of Commercial and Business Banking for Greater Western Sydney with Westpac. He holds a Masters in Accounting and Finance and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Ron Coskerie

ClubsNSW Board Member

Executive Team

Brandon Punter

Brandon Punter

Executive Manager - Corporate Services
Anthony Trimarchi




Anthony Trimarchi

Executive Manager Policy & Government
Darren Flynn

Darren Flynn

Executive Manager Media & Marketing

State Council

Paul Cousins

Paul Cousins

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Newcastle & Hunter Valley Region
Owen Walker - ClubsNSW State Councillor

Owen Walker

ClubsNSW State Councillor - New England Tablelands & North West
Bill Greenwood

William (Bill) Greenwood

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Central West
Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell JP

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Riverina & South West
Matt O'Hara

Matt O'Hara

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Illawarra & Shoalhaven
Michael Free

Michael Free

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Southern Metropolitan
Michael Lavorato

Michael Lavorato

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Western Metropolitan
Toby Williams - State Councillor - Northern Metro

Toby Williams

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Northern Metropolitan
Jim Buckley

Jim (James) Buckley

ClubsNSW State Councillor - North Western Metropolitan
Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Central Coast

Deborah Atkins

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Alan Shapley

Roger Hong

Roger Hong


Affiliated Associations and Representatives

Edward Camilleri, Senior Vice-President Garrie Gibson, Chief Executive Officer Greg Helm, Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Fraser, Chief Executive Officer  Don Hammond, Chief Executive Officer  

Life Members

The Commercial Travellers Club Mr Peter Bracher  
Mr Robert (Bob) J. Ferris Mr Rod Desborough  
Mr Len Ainsworth AM Mr David Doyle OAM  
Mr Jon Chin    



Mr Robert (BOB) M. Cook Mr Brian O’Donnell Mr John C. Whittle OAM
Mr Roger Cowan OAM Mr Ron Pearson MBE Mr John (Mo) Wilson
Mr Charles Eason OAM Mr Pat Rogan OAM Mr Jack Ball AM
Mr Bernard Harley OAM Mr W. (Wally) Ward Mr Peter Newell OAM
Mr Jack Stewart