Corporate Profile

Established in 1926, 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

Board of Directors

Peter Newell, OAM
Peter Newell OAM is a retired newspaper editor and CEO who has a lifelong association with registered clubs. He has been on the Board of the Illawarra District Rugby League Football Club since 1989, and became the Chairman of ClubsNSW and ClubKENO Holdings in 2004. He was the Chairman of Clubs Australia from 2007 - 2018. In 2009, he was elected as the Patron of the NSW Academies of Sport, and was the Employer Representative Director of Club Plus Superannuation from 2011 - 2015.  In 2003, Peter was awarded an Order of Australia Medal, for the role he played in the merger of the Steelers and St George to form the St George Illawarra Dragons and for service to the community.

Peter Newell, OAM

ClubsNSW Chairman
Dr. George Peponis OAM; MBBS
Dr George Peponis OAM 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, and was previously Chairman of 2017 Rugby League World Cup. 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 the 2013 Australia Day Honours Awards, he received an OAM for services to rugby league and the community.

Dr. George Peponis OAM; MBBS

ClubsNSW Deputy Chairman
Paul Barnett
Paul brings 25 years of industry experience and post-graduate qualifications from the University of Newcastle. 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 extensive industry operational experience, and in 2014 became a Graduate of the AICD. 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 Nominations and Remunerations Committee.

Paul Barnett

ClubsNSW Board Member
Dr. 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 Gomes was elected to the Board of ClubsNSW and ClubKENO Holdings as a Non-Executive Director in 2009. He is currently Executive Director at Sqreem Technologies. Previously, Keith has served for twelve years on the board of a large club as a Non-Executive Director and on several private, public sector boards and advisory bodies. His experience spans industry sectors including financial services, hospitality, information technology, telecommunications, vocational education and professional services in Australasia with organisations including Oracle Corporation, KPMG, Optus, Singapore Telecom and IBM. He is a Fellow of the AICD.

Keith Gomes FAICD

ClubsNSW Board Member
Sallianne Faulkner
Sallianne Faulkner is the most recent appointment to the ClubsNSW Board, 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 Board Member

Executive Team

Anthony Ball

Anthony Ball

Chief Executive Officer
Josh Landis

Josh Landis

Executive Manager - Public Affairs
Anne Fitzgerald - GAICD

Anne Fitzgerald - GAICD

EXECUTIVE MANAGER, MEMBER SERVICES & MARKETING
Brandon Punter

Brandon Punter

Executive Manager - Finance and Administration
Chris Mossman

Chris Mossman

Executive Manager - Workplace Relations
David McGrath

David McGrath

Chief Digital Officer

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
Toni Mitchell

Toni Mitchell

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Southern Tablelands & Far South Coast
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
Ken Murray

Ken Murray

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Eastern Metropolitan
Jim Buckley

Jim (James) Buckley

ClubsNSW State Councillor - North Western Metropolitan
Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

ClubsNSW State Councillor - Central Coast

Life Members

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

 

Deceased

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 Bernard Harley OAM Mr W. (Wally) Ward