Board of Directors
President – Alana Killen
|Alana has an extensive and diverse background in education, leadership and management having worked across a variety of sectors including health, education and government.
Prior to commencing her work in medical colleges, Alana undertook several senior education roles in the tertiary sector before being appointed CEO of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). She also held the role of CEO of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Alana currently works as a consultant and runs her own business in partnership with medical colleagues specialising in healthcare governance.
Alana holds a Masters’ Degree in Adult Education, a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration as well as additional post-graduate qualifications in leadership and management. She is working towards a PhD whilst lecturing part-time at RMIT. Alana is a qualified organisational coach and works with senior executives in a variety of sectors including finance, education and health.
Alana has a keen interest in governance and strategy and has held several board positions including ten years on the board of Inspiro Community Health in Lilydale. Alana is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Vice President – Michael Sheehan
Treasurer – 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 – Wayne Blackshaw
|I am passionate about innovation and developing businesses that provide a positive benefit to society and their shareholders/members. Having successfully developed and implemented multiple strategic agendas across a diversified collection of industries, including health, financial services, government, manufacturing, defense, media, primary production, telecommunications and the not-for-profit sectors. I bring significant expertise in medium to long-term strategic thinking enhanced by a breath of organisational and market experience. I am very excited about the future of the club and my opportunity to help guide the future development for our members, their guests and the local community.
I am currently Senior Manager Technology and Change Risk with AIA Australia and was previously risk partner for the transformation, cyber fraud, and enterprise change functions at Nab; providing governance, advice and control assurance across an investment portfolio of over $1.5Bn and a four-year company-wide transformation and cybersecurity uplift agenda. Prior to this, managing a consulting business for 10 years advising in areas of strategy development and execution, innovation, risk management, information technology and security for clients. I am also a foundation golf member at Gardiners Run, playing every Saturday where I am enjoying watching our course mature into a great showcase for the club. I have also had the pleasure of being part of the current phase of the Kingswood Drive redevelopment, Constitution modernisation, and several other significant changes to secure a strong future for our club.
I have an MBA, a Graduate diploma of business (Strategy Innovation), and an associate diploma in banking and finance, I am also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Risk Management Association of Australia, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
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 Operations Manager – Dean Trobbiani
Golf Professionals – James Briggs & Kom Pertama
Clubhouse Supervisor – Josh Gray
CPCC Operations Manager – Lisa Kelly
Functions Manager – Rebecca Voce
Head Chef – Sigit Dwinanto
Marketing & Communications –
Golf Captain – Ray Seddon
Bowls Captain – Gavin Wall
Tennis Captain – Graeme Hill
Wine Club Captain – Kent Davey