Clubs SA’s business is administered by a maximum of eight Directors. Five of these positions are voluntary officers nominated by their member Club and officially appointed following a ballot at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The remaining three delegates are appointed by the Board when deemed appropriate. The Association consists of Chair, Deputy Chair and up to six office bearers.
• 30 years Hospitality Industry experience • 1996 - current General Manager Para Hills Community Club • Passionate about Clubs and fostering the social & community benefit of Club culture and the enormous social benefit it provides
John has extensive experience in gaming having been employed as a Business Development Manager at Aristocrat Technologies. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League, the largest senior Australian Rules Football competition in Australia.
Venue Management position since 2004. 20+ years in the industry. Involved in several sporting Clubs in the Murray Bridge Area. Shane enjoys wakeboarding / water sports with the family.
Kym has been involved In clubs since the age of 6 years old and he is very passionate about enabling all clubs to prosper. He has worked in the club industry for more than 35 years. Kym is a long-standing Clubs SA Board Member.
Mike was appointed as Clubs SA’s CEO on 27 October 2014. He is also the Executive Officer of Club Safe which is the responsible gambling arm of Clubs SA. Prior to his appointments at Clubs SA and Club Safe, Mike held a number of senior positions within the South Australian State Government, spending many years with the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner and more recently Consumer and Business Services. Mike has managed large and small teams of people and was responsible for overseeing a number of amalgamations within Government Departments. He also has an extensive background in legislation, policy, compliance and enforcement, particularly in the areas of liquor, gambling and not for profit Associations.
Christine joined Clubs SA early in 2015. Prior to her appointment with Clubs SA, Chris worked at Consumer and Business Services in the Investigations and Inspections unit with particular experience in the areas of liquor and gaming. Chris has an extensive background in Catering and Hospitality having held managerial positions in various sectors of the industry. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology. HND Hotel Catering and Institutional Management.
Deb returned to Clubs SA in 2018 after an absence of nearly 9 years, during which time she worked in Senior Management roles in not-for-profits across South Australia, including Zoos SA and the RFDS. She also has over 10 years experience running large and small iconic entertainment and hospitality venues across Adelaide. Deb recently launched her own marketing agency supporting small businesses with their online presence. Deb specialises in website design, social media management and graphic design. These are all elements she now brings back to her Sponsorship & Events Manager role at Clubs SA. Working closely with Clubs SA partners to provide opportunities to unify the industry through communication and event strategies is a focus of Deb's work and one which she takes great pride and passion in.
Rhys has a degree in Bachelor of Law and Commerce (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with experience working at the Motor Trade Association of South Australia /Northern Territory (MTA) as a Workplace Relations Advisor. During his time working with the MTA, Rhys assisted members in many different areas, including WR and HR advice, customer issues, award and pay enquiries, employment documentation and much more. Rhys also assisted with and conducted training for members as well as attending member meetings. Rhys loves his football (soccer) and has played the game for a number of years, while his partner plays for the Flinders Flames Football Club. As a result, Rhys understands the important role Clubs play within their communities.
Cathy joined Clubs SA in April 2019 with an extensive background in office administration, management and finance. Prior to working with Clubs SA, Cathy has managed small and large, quiet and busy offices, she was for many years a finance manager with a large international wholesale company, office manager for a busy city law firm. She was a small business owner and over the course of 6 years Cathy grew that small business into a busy and profitable enterprise before finally selling the business. Having many years’ experience in assisting clients over the telephone, by computer or face to face, with a can do attitude and always willing to help.