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Federal Executive

Congratulations to the CMAA’s Federal Executive who have been longstanding members and supporters of the CMAA in various capacities over the years. Their support for members’ and for the advancement and betterment of the CMAA has been paramount in their success. The CMAA membership will benefit greatly from their combined experience and industry knowledge.

David Hiscox, ACCM

President David Hiscox, ACCM Dapto Leagues Club

Joe Bayssari, ACCM

Vice President Joe Bayssari, ACCM Seven Hills RSL Group

Carl Pozzato, ACCM

Federal Secretary Carl Pozzato, ACCM Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

Darryl Bozicevic, ACCM

Member Darryl Bozicevic, ACCM Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club

Phil Boughton ACCM

Member Phil Boughton ACCM Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club

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Executive Officer Ralph Kober , Grad Cert MBA

Bachelor of Adult Education (Ba Ed Voc UTS)
Graduate Certificate Master of Business Administration ( Grad.Cert. MBA Sth Cross)
Ralph has been with the CMAA for over 25 years beginning his tenure as the CMAA Education Manager and currently as its Executive Officer.
Previously, Ralph worked operationally as a senior hospitality manager in Australia and NZ in various roles as a hotel manager, restaurant manager and caterer.
Prior to his employment with the CMAA Ralph was a senior human resources manager with the former Sydney Harbour and now current Star City Casino.

Senior Industrial Relations Advocate Peter Cooper

Peter is the CMAA’s Senior Industrial Relations Officer / Advocate. With over 27 years of IR experience, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge to the CMAA, supported by a thorough understanding of the Club industry. Since joining the CMAA in 1995, Peter has supported and advocated on behalf of countless CMAA members in all employment-related matters, before the Fair Work Commission, and worked extensively with the FWC during the creation of the modern awards.

Sponsorship and Membership Manager Chris Keeble - BA

Chris joined the CMAA in 2013, bringing with her a remarkable 25 years of Club Executive Management experience, which includes notable tenures with Penrith Panthers and Rabbitohs. Armed with a triple Major BA in Production, Writing, and Media Studies, Chris injects her roles with innovative and creative thinking. Her unwavering dedication to the CMAA is evident through her strategic focus on marketing, membership, sponsorship, and event production. Approachable and open-minded, Chris warmly welcomes inquiries and eagerly seeks connections with fellow CMAA members as well as those contemplating joining our vibrant community. Moreover, Chris extends a warm invitation to all trade colleagues aspiring to become part of the dynamic world of CMDA.

Professional Development Manager Matt Dagg CCM

Prior to becoming a staff member, Matt was a long time CMAA member, an ACCM recipient (2012) and Vice President of the Gold Coast Zone whilst working as General Manager of both North Burleigh Surf Club and North Burleigh Supporters Club for over 12 years.
Since finishing his hospitality management qualifications and his Chef’s trade, Matt’s career has always been in hospitality and since the mid 80’s he has worked in the Club industry in NSW, VIC and QLD across the RSL, Thoroughbred Racing and Surf Life Saving sectors.
Complimenting his Club experience, Matt was the Food & Beverage Manager of the 5-star 300 room Gold Coast International Hotel for 8 years, Special Events Manager for Warner Bros Movie World, and a TAFE teacher in Victoria training in hospitality business studies.

Workplace Advisor / Compliance Officer Shannen Goldthorpe

Shannen joined the CMAA Industrial Relations team in 2022 and has since developed and delivered a successful IR-focused webinar series called the Essential IR Toolkit for Managers. She works alongside Senior Advocate Peter Cooper, advocating on behalf of our members, creating employment agreements, and offering workplace advice to Managers on all things surrounding the Registered and Licensed Club Award 2020, National Employment Standards, and Fair Work Commission. Shannen has a background working in HR / IR and training and firmly believes “Knowledge is Power!”

Administration Assistant Terri Montedoro

Terri embarked on her journey with CMA in October 2022, assuming the pivotal role of administrative assistant. With a solid background in banking and finance administration, she brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Terri dedicates herself to the office environment, committing two days per week.

Office Administrator Julie Taneski

Julie has been with the CMAA for 10 years and looks after all things Membership, Administration and Training courses and overall general office management . Her background in Administration has been diverse and has worked in real estate, the newspaper industry and rugby league.

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Federal Councillors

Division A – City Eastern Suburbs Zone & Manly Northern Suburbs Angus Rimmer ACCM Club York 95-99 York Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 (02) 9290 1155
Division B – St George Cronulla Sutherland Zone & Inner West Zone Ian Todd ACCM Kingsgrove RSL 8 Brocklehurst Lane KINGSGROVE NSW 2208 (02) 9150 6822
Division D – Hunter Zone, Central Coast Zone & Great Lakes Zone Michael Kowaliw Diggers @ the Entrance 315 The Entrance Road Long Jetty NSW 2261 (02) 4332 3399
Division E – Far North Coast, Mid North Coast Zone, North West State Zone & Mid State Zones Phillip Kelly Kingscliff Beach Club 131 Marine Parade Kingscliff NSW 2487 (02) 6674 1404
Division F – Illawarra Shoalhaven Zone & Far South Coast Zone Darryl Bozicevic ACCM Milton-Ulladulla Ex Services Club PO Box 126 Ulladulla NSW 2539 (02) 4455 1444
Division G – Cairns, Central & North Queensland, Townsville Craig Clark Cairns RSL Club P O Box 55 Cairns Qld 4870 (07) 4051 2280
Division H – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich Darling Downs, Sunshine Coast Peter Idder Southport Sharks Cnr Olsen Ave and Musgrave Road Southport Qld 4215 (07) 5532 1155
Division J – Victoria Chris Byrne Yarraville Club 135 Stephen Street Yarraville VIC 3013 (03) 9689 6033
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Board Of Management Studies

Chairman Carl Pozzato ACCM Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club 117 Ryedale Road WEST RYDE NSW 2114 (02) 9807 2444
Committee Michael Lewis ACCM Hoppers Crossing Club Ltd 180-200 Pannam Dr Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 (03) 9749 4844
Committee Joanne Luke Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club 117 Ryedale Road WEST RYDE NSW 2114 (02) 9807 2444
Committee Tony Lycakis ACCM Mortdale RSL 25 Macquarie Place Mortdale NSW 2223 (02) 9580 3649
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Hall Of Fame

The Association chooses to recognise an individual who has provided outstanding service to the CMAA and has at least 10 years membership. Nominations are accepted from any division or section of the Association and Life Membership is decided by the Federal Executive. The number of life members that can be admitted will be limited to one each year - provided that the number of Life Members cannot exceed 20 persons at any time.

Tracey Lentell
2021/2022 Tracey Lentell
Rocky Massaria
2021/2022 Rocky Massaria
Michael O'sullivan
2016 Michael O'sullivan
Lori Luhrmann
2016 Lori Luhrmann
Tony Johnston
2016 Tony Johnston
Peter Sharp
2015 Peter Sharp
Trevor Croker
2015 Trevor Croker
Joe Bayssari
2015 Joe Bayssari
John Limbrick
2014 John Limbrick
Don Hammond
2014 Don Hammond
John Ralston
2014 John Ralston
Catherine Mancuso
2013 Catherine Mancuso
Russel Gartner
2013 Russel Gartner
Phil Ryan
2013 Phil Ryan
Karren Howe
2012 Karren Howe
Blayne Webb
2012 Blayne Webb
Ken Burgin
2012 Ken Burgin
Greg Russell
2011 Greg Russell
Andrew Hely
2011 Andrew Hely
Phillip Wheaton
2011 Phillip Wheaton
Tony Lycakis
2010 Tony Lycakis
John Gould
2010 John Gould
Darren Pressley
2010 Darren Pressley
John Anthony
2009 John Anthony
Peter Black
2009 Peter Black
Deborah Feening
2009 Deborah Feening
Daniel Munk
2008 Daniel Munk
Allen Barry
2008 Allen Barry
Warren Hadley
2008 Warren Hadley
John Newson
2007 John Newson
Norris Goudy
2007 Norris Goudy
Leslie Clarke
2007 Leslie Clarke
John Turnbull
2006 John Turnbull
David Macintosh
2006 David Macintosh
Garry Boyd
2006 Garry Boyd
Peter Hodge
2005 Peter Hodge
Warren Jowett
2005 Warren Jowett
Roger Cowan
2005 Roger Cowan
Wayne Kendrigan
2004 Wayne Kendrigan
 Jim Hollington
2004 Jim Hollington
Michael Horne
2004 Michael Horne
Andrew Dettre
2003 Andrew Dettre
Tony Cooper
2003 Tony Cooper
Pam Shelton
2003 Pam Shelton
Paul Dalton
2002 Paul Dalton
Brett Boon
2002 Brett Boon
Allan Brassil
2002 Allan Brassil
Rodney Grosvenor
2001 Rodney Grosvenor
Doug May
2001 Doug May
Denis Fitzgerald
2001 Denis Fitzgerald
William Clegg
2000 William Clegg
Gregory Hart
2000 Gregory Hart
Danny Gladstone
2000 Danny Gladstone
Judy Rayner
1999 Judy Rayner
Mary O'neil
1999 Mary O'neil
Phillip Rudder
1999 Phillip Rudder
Steve Cowan
1998 Steve Cowan
Bruce Mchugh
1998 Bruce Mchugh
David Costello
1998 David Costello
George Cragen
1997 George Cragen
Brian Frost
1997 Brian Frost
Peter Bracher
1997 Peter Bracher
Allan Peter
1996 Allan Peter
Harold Jamieson
1996 Harold Jamieson
Nick Balgiannis
1996 Nick Balgiannis
George Anthony
1995 George Anthony
Richard Cousins
1995 Richard Cousins
Peter Strachan
1995 Peter Strachan
John Allan
1994 John Allan
Ray Seager
1994 Ray Seager
Len Ainsworth
1994 Len Ainsworth
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Life Members

The Association chooses to recognise an individual who has provided outstanding service to the CMAA and has at least 10 years membership. Nominations are accepted from any division or section of the Association and Life Membership is decided by the Federal Executive. The number of life members that can be admitted will be limited to one each year - provided that the number of Life Members cannot exceed 20 persons at any time.

Michael O'Sullivan, ACCM
Phil Wheaton, ACCM
Grant Duffy, ACCM
David O'Neil, ACCM
William Clegg, ACCM
Wayne Forrest, CCM
John Allan, CCM
Allan Peter, ACCM
Greg Pickering, ACCM
Barry Stevenson
Lew Cooper ( Deceased)
Terry Condon, CCM (deceased)
Jim Henry, OAM, CCM (deceased)
Hans Sarlemyn, CCM
Peter Strachan, CCM * ( deceased)
George Elliott, CCM (deceased)
Alan McDougall MBE (deceased)
Fred Chubb, CCM (deceased)
John Milne (deceased)
Les Evernett (deceased)
Keith Nolan (deceased)
Bob Harbutt (deceased)
Peter Cameron (deceased)
Lou O'Neil (deceased)
Len Ewart (deceased)
Arthur Justice (deceased)
Norm Robinson (deceased)
Harry Walker (deceased)
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Jim Henry Award

This award commemorates the memory, of former CMAA Presidents and Life Members Peter Cameron, who passed away on June 15, 1993, and Jim Henry OAM, who passed away on June 23, 2013.

The Peter Cameron Award continued from 1993 to 2013. The Jim Henry Award was inaugurated in 2014. The award is chosen by the CMAA Executive annually to recognise the achievements of a club manager, their contribution to the CMAA and the Club Industry.

2016 Peter Saez
2015 Stephen Byfield
2014 Cameron Provost (inaugural Jim Henry Award)
2013 Rocky Massaria
2012 Rod Laing
2011 Gus Lico
2010 Ian Todd
2009 Paul Gordon
2008 Gordon Rhodes
2007 Barry West
2005/2006 Ray Agostino
2004 Wally Day
2003 Grant Duffy
2002 David O'Neil
2001 Wayne Forrest
2000 Michael Wiezel
1999 Peter Stevenson
1998 Alan Greig
1997 Craig Fantom
1996 Phillip Rudder
1995 Gerard McMillan
1994 John Allan
1993 Lew Cooper

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