Board of Directors
Office Bearers and Directors 2022/23
Joined the Club: 2004
On the Board since: 2019
My Career: I currently hold the role of Chair of Contango Asset Management Limited, an ASX listed funds management company, having been a non-executive director and Chair of Contango’s Audit and Risk Committee since August 2018. I have over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, retiring as Chief Operating Officer at Magellan Financial Group Limited in February 2017. In my previous 10 years with Magellan, I also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to Magellan, I held senior executive roles at UBS AG Australia, including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer – Investment Banking Division. I am a Chartered Accountant, a graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Why the Board: I feel I have skills and experience that have proved useful to the Club since I joined the Board as Treasurer in 2019. In the role of President I will work with the Club’s Captains, Treasurer, other directors, and management team to continue to ensure the ongoing success of the Club both financially and in the delivery of a quality golf course and club house facility for members to enjoy. With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in 2022 the Club will be able to return to providing its members with not only challenging and enjoyable golf but a re-invigorated social dynamic bringing together both new and long standing members.
Why I love golf: Golf is just the perfect sport. It provides both a mental and physical challenge. It’s different every time you play. There is always something that you can work on and improve. It’s inclusive – you can play with others of different ages and playing abilities. You can play as an individual or as part of a team. It’s social and it is fun.
Joined the Club: 2008
On the Board since: 2022
My Career: Business consultant, focused on global transformation engagements, primarily with large corporations & government agencies. I spent 12 years in the US & travelled extensively throughout Asia, The Americas & Europe, with a speciality around Japan. For the last 5 years, I have moved into something that I always wanted to do which is teaching & as a side hobby / job coach cricket & baseball.
Why the Board: Firstly, what an honour to both represent our club & have the chance to carry on the legacy of prior boards. I am excited about the prospect of helping to shape our club as we move further into the 21st century, whilst recognising our (almost) 100-year history. This club has much to be proud of from a social & golf perspective & I look forward to the opportunity to contribute more to it.
Why I love golf: Simple, it’s spending time with friends in a relaxed environment surrounded by a beautiful course for 4 & a bit hours. It’s the challenge of the course & the game, all while having fun with friends. Waddagame.
Joined the Club: 2016
On the Board since: 2022
My Career: I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. My career started as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (UK), before moving into insurance in 2001 when I joined Aviva Group. In 2003 I made the move to Australia and joined Insurance Australia Group where I have spent the last 19 years, primarily in reinsurance. I am married with two sons and a daughter and love nothing more than watching them at their weekend sport.
Why the Board: I became a member of Roseville Golf Club in 2016 and have been struck by what a friendly and progressive club we are. Having joined the Finance, Risk and Compliance Committee last year, I see joining the Board as a chance to further my contribution to the club. I will use my years of experience in the finance industry, to enable the Board to make strong financial decisions that will ensure the club remains sustainable, whilst also investing in the next stage of our development.
Why I love golf: I love golf because you get to combine fresh air, exercise, and good company. I find golf to be a great test of skill and patience and no two rounds are the same. Just when you think you have cracked it, something changes!
Joined the Club: 2009
On the Board since: 2018
My Career: I was a NSW police officer for 40 years, retiring in 2012 as the Assistant Commissioner Professional Standards. In 2013 I was appointed to the Australian Sports Anti-Drug Agency (ASADA), Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel (ADRVP) for 7 years.
Why the Board: Roseville GC is essentially a small business that for nearly 100 years has relied heavily on members volunteering for various duties to help the Club. I’m happy to work on the Board and as Captain, so that the Club can continue to provide a great golfing experience.
Why I love golf: I love golf for the challenge, the strategy involved on each hole. That terrific feeling when you strike a pure shot, chip close or sink a clutch putt. I enjoy the company of others when more often than not the chat is simply about golf.
Joined the Club: 2014
On Board Since: 2020
My Career: I graduated from Queensland University as a Physiotherapist many years ago which provided me with the opportunity to work and travel in Canada. My interest has always been in exercise and fitness, so I have since combined Physiotherapy with Personal Training and work part time helping people achieve their fitness goals.
Why the Board: The Women’s Captain position has provided me with the opportunity to give back to the Club and the Captain’s responsibilities also include Board membership. This is a new experience for me which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed as I’ve learned a lot from the other Board members with their varied backgrounds and expertise.
Why I love golf: Generally, I love golf because of the wonderful friends you make and the fact that it gets you out in nature exercising. Personally, I love the challenge of golf. It is both humbling and also incredibly rewarding. With 14 clubs in your bag that all do different things there is always something to work on and when that something comes together on the course it is a wonderful feeling.
Joined the club: 2004
On the Board since: 2019
Career: BSC Hons Pharmacology (Aberdeen, Scotland); Coopers and Lybrand CA training (Uxbridge, West London). I worked at the University of Queensland managing scientific research grants; lived in PNG for 5 years and was involved with various volunteer groups while raising three sons. Since coming to Sydney in 1999 I have worked on a range of committees at Barker College and was involved with the PWC Foundation raising awareness of the charitable organisations which the Foundation supported.
Why the Board: I was asked back in 2019 if I would apply for the Board. It is a great way to give back to the Golf Club and to ensure that RGC is being managed in the best interests of the members.
Why I love golf: Golf is a great outdoor sport which can be played at vastly different levels all over the world. I particularly enjoy the social side, meeting people from different walks of life and it can be as competitive as you like.
Joined the Club 2016
On the Board since: 2019
My Career: I started my working life as a high school teacher of French and German but decided to go over to the dark side at the age of 34 and become a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in England. In 1992, my husband Peter and I uprooted our family and emigrated to Australia. I spent the rest of my career working in business management, as a senior financial and commercial manager in various large professional services firms and private investment companies.
Why the Board: I became a member of the Roseville Women’s Committee in 2018 and enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to some of the activities of the club. I have also served as Treasurer on the executive committees of several large strata buildings and experienced the value that volunteers can bring to the operations of community-based organisations. I decided to join the Board because I felt I had a wide-ranging skill set which could be a useful asset for an executive position in the Club. I have a strong desire and commitment to achieve continuous improvement in all aspects of the Club’s operations.
Why I love golf: I played comp tennis for many years and when I retired, I decided to take up golf by joining the Women’s Clinic at Roseville in 2015. As a beginner, I missed the satisfying thwack of the ball on the tennis racquet and nearly gave golf away. I’m glad to say that the game has grown on me since then and I have become a true golf tragic! I draw the line, however, at playing in the rain!
On 3 August 2022 Barry Gentle and Leslie Cheung resigned as directors of the Club. The Board thanks them for their service to the Club.
The Board currently has two vacancies.