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CCV Board Members

Leanne McNamara

Greg Roberts – Chairman & President

Greg is Group CEO of the Swan Hill Club, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club in Swan Hill. Greg has 26 years experience as a General Manager or CEO of hospitality venues and clubs. He is also Deputy Chair of the Murray Regional Tourism Board and the current Chairperson of Golf on the Murray Inc. Greg is committed to building a strong association and delivering improved outcomes for clubs.

Leanne McNamara

Leanne McNamara – Vice-President

Leanne has held senior management roles with our industry since 1995, working in AFL Football Clubs and then moving to Spectrum on Chapel, Prahran Football Club’s venue in 1998. Leanne has a passion for community involvement and junior sports development, working to establish the Club’s Netball division. As a Club member, volunteer and mentor Leanne has over 30 years experience assisting local Clubs with planning and development.

David Sanders

David Sanders – Treasurer

Having managed golf, bowling and yacht clubs, David brings over 44 years of valuable experience in the club and hospitality industry. He has sat on a number of high-profile boards and committees, including the AHA NSW & SOCOG Olympic Yachting Committee. David is the current CEO of Anglesea Golf Club.

Barbara Kelly

Barbara Kelly

General Manager of Chirnside Park Country Club since 1994. Clubs Victoria Club Manager of the Year for 2002 & Golf Management Victoria Manager of the year for 2017. Former member of Clubs Victoria Board for 10 years from 2005, serving as councillor, Treasurer, Vice President and then President. Barb was a member of the organising committee for the 2001, 2011 & 2019 Golf Management Australia National Conferences. She is a member of Golf Management Victoria Board, Frontier Hospitality Board and is a founding Board member of Community Clubs Victoria.

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Maria Whitford

Maria is a community leader, being a founding member of the Greater Ararat Business Network, holding both President and Treasurer positions over the last decade. Maria sat on the Commercial Business committee for the Victoria Branch RSL where she advised on Gaming Legislation and Compliance. Maria displays a high level of business acumen, having turned her club into now one of the most profitable, reputable, and successful within the Victorian market.

Greg Ryan

Greg Ryan

Greg is the General Manager of Kyabram Club. Greg’s experience of over 30 years working in the New South Wales and Victorian Club and Hospitality industry brings valuable insight and experience to the Boardroom, combined with his strategic and analytical approach to key industry issues affecting clubs.

Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Michael is the current CEO of Portarlington Golf Club and has been actively involved in the club industry for over 30 years. In this time, he has held various positions as an employee and volunteer, including sitting on several industry advisory groups and committees. Michael has a strong understanding of the importance Boards play in shaping the strategic direction of an organisation.

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