The Board

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

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John Milbourne
President

I have been a 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 the 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 to 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.

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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.   

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Sally Koltoft
Junior Development

I joined Tasmania Golf Course in 2017, the welcoming atmosphere was a deciding factor for joining. Besides being one of the best courses in Tasmania. I feel very privileged to be part of this club.

 

My skills are in Retail and Business Management. 

This holds me in good stead for being a valuable member of the board. 

 

I am here most days. 

 

If you see me, come and say hi!

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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 the past 40 years.  Level 2 rowing coach and have spent the 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.

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Andrew Todd
Finance Secretary

I was a junior member of the Lindisfarne Golf Club for a couple of years back in the 1960s. 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.

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Tom Barwick
Director

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 sports 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 sports 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 the delivery of projects and secure funding. 

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Lynne Page
Women's  Golf

My interest and love of golf was fostered early on by my sports-loving parents. My mother and I joined Tasmania at inception when the course opened at Barilla Bay. The course superintendent then was Ian Grimsey. I played State Junior golf and have belonged to this wonderful club on and off in between studying and family commitments ever since.
 

I am currently employed as property representative for a leading international property consultancy Harcourts. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws degree and legal practice as a barrister and solicitor, complementing over 20 years of experience in real estate. My skill set enables me to liaise with professionals, create unique and thoughtful marketing strategies whilst employing lateral thinking which is also crucial in facilitating agreement...and entirely relevant in being able to make a useful contribution at Board level.

 

Educated in both Sydney and Hobart, with  career exposure gained in tourism and colonial accommodation whilst living on the family farm in the Derwent Valley... iconic 'Redlands' at Plenty was once a thriving hop growing property owned by the Page family for 3 generations. I developed a very keen interest in gardening and landscaping there. Work/life balance is vital with children, grandchildren and dogs a lovely distraction. We are now city fringe dwellers but miss the farm and open space.
 

In terms of my role in representing the ladies at Board Level as the Women's Representative I am keen to encourage greater involvement and percentage of female Board members. At present we have a wonderful ladies committee with a range of skills. We aim to be inclusive and communicative, a great springboard for a serving Board member.

With respect to the course and clubhouse surrounds, I am actively involved with the House Committee in trying to enhance our world class golf course with emphasis on some much needed clubhouse refurbishment and ensuring we also attract and welcome more younger members and their children to feel comfortable and enjoy the facilities...they represent the future of the club.

My fellow Board members are already embracing visionary measures.