Meet Our Executive Team


Role: Group Operations Manager

When did you commence at Club Central?
I started at the Club in 2008 as the Gaming Manager. I was promoted to Group Operations Manager in 2012.

What are you most proud of that Club Central has achieved?
Setting up the new Hurstville Club and renovated Menai Club was a standout for me. I was given the rare opportunity to design the gaming floors from scratch. Most gaming managers will work their whole career and don’t get to do this…I’ve done it twice!

How would you describe Club Central to a potential employee wanting to work for us?
Club Central provides a fantastic career opportunity. We developed skilled employees that get knowledge of how a good Club is run. Club Central staff rarely resign and move into a similar role. Im proud to say overwhelmingly our staff go on to bigger and better things.

What was your first job?
My uncle gave me a job as a Jackaroo on his farm during the school holidays. All the shearers and farmers used to love giving it to the ‘city boy’ and some of the jobs I did would make your stomach churn. To this day it was the hardest physical work Ive ever done, however I look back on this fondly; it reminds me how good Ive got it now.

What was your first role working in Clubs?
Same as everyone else, GPU! I left high school and started working at Wentworthville RSL. They looked after me and trained me up in all areas of the Club. I quickly realised that gaming was my favourite and decided to focus on it. 15 years later I meet Mike Walker and here I am today.


Role: Group Finance Manager

When did you commence at Club Central?
I commenced with Club Central in January of 1994

What are you most proud of that Club Central has achieved?
I’m proud that the club has consciously worked for a long time to secure its future. Apart from constantly upgrading its facilities for members it has diversified its’ business and continues to look for ways to further diversify in a manner that offers low risk and protects member’s assets.

How would you describe Club Central to a potential employee wanting to work for us?
A company with a solid future which will reward continual hard work and dedication.

What was your first job?
Several at once. A kitchen hand for a Chinese restaurant at a golf club at the same time as hardware general hand and bread vendor on my father’s bread run as he was not well enough to run it himself. I was 14 at the time and still attending school. I remember these jobs as being more influential to me than my first job out of school as it was hard work, but the difference between the jobs provided an enjoyable variation of work and people I encounter.

What was your first role working in Clubs?
Administration Manager, leaving the finance industry as a commercial lender at North Sydney where I completed my tertiary qualifications.

The club has allowed growth in this role having completed qualifications in programming and network administration. The club relies heavily on its IT systems and I recognised early that my role would require skillsets across finance & IT. The role today reflects those skillsets which I enjoy immensely.


Role: Group Workforce Manager

When did you commence at Club Central?
I commenced with Club Central in July 2011 as the Group Workforce Manager. Prior to this I was the Senior HR Advisor at Mounties Group.

What are you most proud of that Club Central has achieved?
It would have to be our frontline team. With so many choices to spend your leisure dollar, our staff give our members and guests a reason to come back. Following that I am very proud of the continued growth of the Club and career opportunities it presents.

How would you describe Club Central to a potential employee wanting to work for us?
Club Central is a diverse and exciting place to be. We have patrons and staff from all walks of life and nationalities coming through our doors, some straight out of school and some with 20+ years of service. No two days are the same due to the nature of the business. It is also a place that a real career can be built and our existing staff are testament to that having moved from frontline positions into the management roles they hold today.

What was your first job?
I was the Dish Boy at Sizzler Miranda and worked my way into a front of house role where I discovered a like for the service industry, commenced a Diploma of Hospitality to create a career out of it. Initially I mainly worked in restaurants before entering “Clubland”. Later I realised a passion for people and did further HR studies leading up to my Certified Practicing Certificate with the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

What was your first role working in Clubs?
I was lucky to get a start at Sharkies Leagues Club (my home team!) as a gaming attendant and worked my way into a Supervisor role. This was the start of a 21-year career in Clubs.

When did you commence at Club Central?
Role: Group Business Development and Marketing Manager

I started with Club Central in January 2015.

What are you most proud of that Club Central has achieved?
The redesign of the club and functions websites, the improvement of marketing and promotions along with Menai’s 18 million dollar upgrade.

How would you describe Club Central to a potential employee wanting to work for us?
Club Central is a great environment with new things always happening with promotions and events. With both clubs being so different there is always something new to learn and grow your resume with.

What was your first job?
My first job was in a small fast takeaway shop as an all-rounder. One New Year’s Day I remember I made over 100 bacon and egg rolls before lunch by myself. I was only 15 and so proud.

What was your first role working in Clubs?
I started in night clubs behind the bar as a cocktail waitress in Wollongong to get through university but my first role in actual club land was as a Marketing Coordinator for Cabramatta Rugby Leagues.


When did you commence your position at Club Central
Role: Group Community Engagement Manager

I began with Club Central in September 2017.

What are you most proud of that Club Central has achieved?
Thanks to our members we are able to provide a huge amount of support for the community each year, through ClubGRANTS funding which goes to deserving local community groups, not-for-profits, schools and charities, but also to sporting clubs through annual sponsorships and many other groups through room hire waivers, sponsorships and vouchers. It’s phenomenal to see how much we give back to the communities we are part of.

How would you describe Club Central to a potential employee wanting to work for us?
There are many opportunities within Club Central to explore hospitality across two very different venues providing great experiences for members. There is always something new happening and the team is very supportive and friendly.

What was your first job?
My first job was at a bakery serving customers. I worked there throughout high school and whilst attending uni.

What was your first role working in Clubs?
This is my first role working in Clubs and I feel very privileged to have stepped into a new role created within Club Central to manage the Club’s engagement with our Community Partners and the community itself. My previous roles include media advisor within local government, account manager at a public relations agency and a sub editor for several IT magazines. I have also enjoyed working for a children’s cancer charity for several years as Communications Manager and still enjoy volunteering for them on a regular basis.