Clubs SA Staff & Board

Clubs SA's business is administered by an executive of (maximum) ten directors. Eight 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 two delegates are elected by affiliate members at the AGM. The executive structure of the Association is: President, Deputy President, Vice President and up to seven office bearers.

Clubs SA Board

  • Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor


    • 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 Kernahan

    John Kernahan

    Deputy President

    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.

  • Greg Saunders

    Greg Saunders

    Board Member

  • Shane Barton-Ancliffe

    Shane Barton-Ancliffe

    Board Member

    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.

  • Peter Hill

    Peter Hill

    Appointed Board Member

  • Kym Flanagan

    Kym Flanagan

    Board Member

    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.

Clubs SA Staff

  • Mike Penfold

    Mike Penfold

    Chief Executive Officer

    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.

  • Denis Kildare

    Denis Kildare

    Workplace Relations Manager

    Denis joined Clubs SA in 2009 and has over 35 years’ experience at a senior level in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. He has represented employers in a wide range of courts and tribunals. Denis also represents Clubs SA’s interests as a member of the SA Hospitality Industry Work Health & Safety Association Board and in August 2017 was appointed by the Governor General to the South Australian Employment Tribunal for a period of 5 years. His specific areas of interest include negotiating with unions; preparation of employment contracts, constitutional amendments, collective agreements and executive common law contracts; advocacy before the various industrial courts and tribunals; work health and safety and strategic workplace relations advice for Clubs SA members.

  • Christine Carter

    Christine Carter

    Membership Manager

    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 Reynolds

    Deb Reynolds

    Sponsorship & Events Manager

    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.