Board of Directors
President – Wayne Blackshaw
Vice President – Michael Sheehan
Treasure – Harry Hopkins
|I joined CPCC in 2016 as a member of Gardiners Run and more recently have joined the Wine Club. I was appointed to the Board early in 2019.
The development of the golf course, a new bowling green and the rebuild of Kingswood Drive has been truly impressive. I look forward to this momentum continuing and CPCC remaining a welcoming and friendly place for members, their families, friends and our local community.
My career was in business and particularly corporate finance. With a B.Com, Diploma of Business (Banking & Finance), an MBA and a FCPA the die was cast!
Opportunities arose and our family was fortunate to experience life in London, Sydney, Dublin and Jakarta. Back in Melbourne, I started a company in 1997 which provided merger & acquisition advice to the small business sector up until I retired in 2014.
Away from the Club I enjoy spending time with my wife, 3 children and four grandchildren, keeping the garden under control, supporting the Hawks and the occasional holiday (covid-19 permitting)!
Director – Brian Hillier
General Manager – Barbara Kelly
Barbara Kelly’s involvement in the club industry started in 1990 when she was first employed at Chirnside Park Country Club in the administration area of the Club. Due to her enthusiastic and rapidly developing knowledge and understanding of both the Club and Golf industries she was promoted to General Manager and Company Secretary in 1994.
Under Barbara’s astute leadership, Chirnside Park Country Club’s business has grown substantially as reflected by the increase in staff numbers from 10 to 65 during this time. With two diverse sites providing a range of ‘state-of-the art’ sporting and hospitality services, the club is now one of the most sought-after venues in the area.
Between 2002 and 2014 Barbara played a key role in the re-zoning and sale of the golf course at Kingswood Drive and the establishment of the new golf course, clubhouse, and maintenance facility in Lilydale (Gardiners Run) which is now ranked in Australia’s top 100 public access golf courses. Following the establishment of Gardiners Run, Barbara’s industry experience and knowledge was integral to the successful major redevelopment of the Kingswood Drive site, completed in 2020/2021, which now encompasses ultra-modern tennis and lawn bowls facilities, wedding/function rooms, a family bistro, sports bar and gaming area.
Her other roles included:
Gardiners Run Manager – James Woite
Operations Manager – Lisa Kelly
Functions Manager – Rebecca Voce
Golf Professional – John Thalassinos
Head Chef – Sigit Dwinanto
Marketing & Communications – Leigh Hughes
Clubhouse Supervisor – Josh Gray
Golf Captain – Ray Seddon
Bowls Captain – Gavin Wall
Tennis Captain – Graeme Hill
Wine Club Captain – Kent Davey