The Board

Introducing Tasmania Golf Club's Board of Directors. Get to know them and find out what they bring to the team!

John Milbourne

I have been member of the Tasmania Golf Club since 1998.


Prior to my retirement in 2015, I had been employed in senior management roles in large public sector organisations, specialising in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Emergency Management and Project and Contract Management.


I have considerable experience in sports administration involving Golf (and other sports) from Club to National level.


We have opportunity to restore the club to its (in my opinion) rightful place as one of Australia’s premier golf courses, and am committed to contributing towards our Club’s ongoing improvement in all aspects of our business, including negotiating the successful completion of the upcoming course redevelopment project associated with the South Eastern Traffic Solution.

Les Hadley
Finance Director

I have been a TGC member since first standing on the 3rd tee, a real WOW moment, in 1993.


As a qualified accountant, I believe my career experience in general management and sales and operations planning lends well towards assisting our golf club.


I share a vision with others to help transition our club to a sustainable footing to allow the ongoing enjoyment of our course for members and visitors.   

Helen Shearer

My 40 year career in Australia/UK, has included work in Healthcare, Education, International Travel, Public Relations and Life Crisis Support.

Since retirement Golf is a relatively new experience for me, but something that I have wholeheartedly embraced. As the President of the TGC Women’s Committee I lead and support our group of Women Golfers with their events, fundraising, social activities, dealing with Women’s Golf Issues both current and future and by representing our women at the TGC Board Meetings.

To my role at TGC I bring:

Communication skills – gained in disability services with patients/families/carers, in dealing with government agencies for assistance, students, and the travelling public.

Creativity – in my thinking, as well as colourful ideas to enhance our events.

Commitment – to achieve quality results for any activity in which I am engaged and to achieve positive outcomes for Women Golfers.

Dean Knowles

No information provided.

Peter Volker
Club Captain

Member of Tasmania golf club, continuous since 1983. I’m a Professional Forester with PhD and MBA qualifications. Captain of TGC from 1993 to 2001 and since late 2020. Past Director of Tasmania Golf Council and Rowing Tasmania and held Board positions in public and private enterprises.  Involved in sports administration in golf, basketball and rowing over past 40 years.  Level 2 rowing coach and have spent past 20 years mostly coaching teenagers.  I am committed to the ongoing viability of Tasmania’s best golf club with the best course in the State.  I put our members first and want to offer a great experience to visitors to our Club.

Andrew Todd
Finance Secretary

I was a junior member of the Lindisfarne Golf Club for a couple of years back in the 1960's. I played hockey and squash and didn't return to golf until 1997 when I joined the Tasmania Golf Club. When the club was teetering in 2016, I joined the Board to try and assist in its resurrection.

My business background includes a couple of stints in private enterprise and many years in both State and Federal public services. I held the role of the inaugural Registrar of the Tasmanian Heritage Register for 9 years and finished my career as a business analyst specialising in IT asset management systems.

My aim is to assist in the restoration of the TGC to its rightful position as the premier member golf course in Tasmania and cement its financial security.

Glen O'Keefe

No information provided.

Alistair Home

Caddy at Kingston Beach in the Alf Toogood era. Joined Lindisfarne in 1957 using five hand me down clubs and balls that I found in the swamp along Brown’s River. Joined Seabrook in the 1965 for a year or so.

In 1989 I discovered golf had changed a bit when I stayed at the Iwasaki resort in Queensland and discovered how easy it is to hit a golf ball that stays in one piece.

Joined at Claremont but played Tasmania when I was needed to help make up a field in Mixed Foursomes one Sunday. (Does that sound familiar?) Discovered just how good a course can be.

Stood for the Committee (in effect “the Board”) in 2017 hoping to assist in the best thing that a committee can do – to pass a vital dynamic club and its super course on to the next generation.

Tom Barwick

Having studied Sport Management and International Business, I relocated to Tasmania from Queensland in 2013 to work for Cricket Tasmania and I’m hoping to utilise my experience in the sport industry, particularly in competition management and club development to benefit Tasmania GC. 


I have only been a member since 2018 joining initially on an introductory membership but I'd previously played golf as a junior through Central Queensland in and around Rockhampton. Unfortunately, you're still more likely to find me in the trees than on the fairway. 


I appreciate the layout of Tasmania GC and the variety of challenges the course offers. I grew up around sport and clubs and love what they have to offer participants and the community at large, no matter what your involvement. I'm always happy to field any queries about how we can improve the club with my priority being to maximise delivery of projects and secure funding.