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 of 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 put the interests of clubs and the communities first.

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

To view our 2021 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, Springwood Sports Club and The Greens The Entrance. 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
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
Rob Smith was appointed to the ClubsNSW Board in June 2021, filling the casual vacancy following the retirement of long-serving director Keith Gomes.
Rob is the Chief Executive Officer of Twin Towns Services Clubs and Resorts and has more than 40 years’ experience in the ACT and NSW club industries respectively.
Representing ClubsNSW for many years on the Gaming Advisory Committee and as the appointee to the Tourism Industry Council, Rob holds a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Tourism.
Serving in various tourism, educational and club related roles during the course of his career, Rob has a wide range of experience across the broader sector -  with a specialised focus on strategic partnerships, amalgamations and the evolution of gaming products and operations.
He also brings with him extensive operational knowledge in executing a range of core and diversified developments including club redevelopments, residential and accommodation projects, sporting and childcare facilities and more.

Rob Smith

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 Councillors

Paul Cousins - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Newcastle & Hunter Valley Region

Andrew Bell JP - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Riverina & South West

William (Bill) Greenwood - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Central West Region

Michael Free - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Southern Metropolitan

Matt O'Hara - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Illawarra & Shoalhaven Region

Toby Williams - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Northern Metropolitan

Michael Lavorato - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Western Metropolitan

Bill Jackson - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Central Coast

Malcolm Chapple - ClubsNSW State Councillor - North Western Metropolitan

Alan Shapley - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Southern Tablelands & Far South Coast Region

Deborah Atkins - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Eastern Metropolitan

Patrick Lonergan -  ClubsNSW State Councillor - New England & North West Region

Roger Hong - ClubsNSW State Councillor - Far North Coast Region



Affiliated Associations and Representatives

Edward Camilleri, Senior Vice-President Margot Smith, Chief Executive Officer Greg Helm, Co-Chief Executive Officer
    Anne Johns, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Fraser, Chief Executive Officer  Don Hammond, Chief Executive Officer  

Life Members

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