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ABOUT US

Australian Golf Foundation is the national fundraising body for golf in Australia.

Our purpose is to raise funds that support targeted initiatives that benefit the community and inspire and enable more Australians to play more golf.

Our vision is to positively impact people’s lives through the game of golf and contribute to a healthier Australian community.

AMBASSADORS

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AUSTRALIAN GOLF FOUNDATION BOARD

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Stephen Spargo AM

CHAIR

Stephen Spargo is a former long serving partner of Allens, a leading Australian law firm and is also a former President of Golf Victoria, a former Chairman of The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and a former Vice-President of the Melbourne Cricket Club. He is currently a director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a director of the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies and a director of Cormack Foundation Pty Ltd. 

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Bonnie Boezeman AO

DIRECTOR

Bonnie Boezeman AO is a passionate philanthropist with an extensive corporate career spanning over 45 years including nearly 23 years with Time Warner Inc, culminating with the last 13 years as Managing Director and Chair of Time Life South Pacific. Bonnie has served on numerous philanthropy, public, private, start-ups, and government boards across the globe including being the inaugural Chairman of PayPal Australia 2006-2012, and at present is the Managing Director of Business Benefits International Pty Ltd and specialises in strategy and marketing. Bonnie has a passion for sport, and has been on the NSW Corporate Olympic Committee for over 30 years, and is an avid golfer. Bonnie has been the driving force of the AGF Junior Girls Scholarship program, which was born out of her foresight and generosity having originally established and funded the program at her local club,  Killara Golf Club, Sydney.

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John Groom

DIRECTOR

John Groom is an experienced company director who currently serves as Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at The Hutchins School in Hobart, Tasmania.  With his broad-ranging business ownership, professional services and fundraising background, he brings a commercial and data-driven approach to his role of director.  While John is extremely dedicated to his work, he is also a husband, father to three busy children, occasional golfer and adventurous traveller.

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Paul Taylor

DIRECTOR

Paul Taylor is a critically acclaimed fund manager and a revered figure in the Australian investment industry. He is the Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund and Country Head - Equity Investments - for Fidelity International. Paul graduated from the University of Queensland and has worked at various management consultancies in Brisbane before receiving a scholarship that allowed him to attend London Business School to study a Master of Finance. After setting up Fidelity’s Australian investment arm in 2003, he has grown it to a business of approximately $17 billion in funds under management. His innate ability in this field saw him elected to the Fund Managers’ Hall of Fame in 2015.  He is a trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art. 

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Richard Allen

DIRECTOR

Richard Allen has spent more than 20 years as a journalist, principally with BRW magazine and Channel Nine, and currently operates a communications consultancy – Oxygen Financial Public Relations Pty Ltd.  He has an extensive background in golf, including serving as the captain of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, authoring a golf book and writing hundreds of articles on the game for a variety of publications and is a current director of Golf Australia.

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Patricia Cross AM

DIRECTOR

Patricia Cross AM is a highly experienced and respected Company Director and Chair, having for 25 years served on 9 large listed company boards in Australia and the UK, including NAB, Qantas, Wesfarmers, Macquarie, and Aviva plc. She currently chairs OFX Ltd and serves on the boards of Transurban Ltd, the Future Fund Board of Guardians. Patricia has also served on multiple government, not-for profit and advisory boards. Her executive career was in senior executive roles at Chase, BNP and the NAB in the US, Europe and Australia. Having played since the age of 3, Patricia has a keen interest in golf that includes being a director of the National Golf Club as well as a member of Royal Melbourne and Sorrento Golf Clubs. The Founding Chair of the 30% Club in Australia, Patricia has a strong interest in diversity, inclusion and accessibility for golf.

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Malcolm Speed AO

DIRECTOR

Malcolm Speed AO is a former barrister and highly respected sports administrator.  Malcolm was CEO of the Australian Cricket Board (1997-2001) and International Cricket Council (2001-2008), as well as holding senior positions in basketball during the 1980s and 1990s. In 2012, Malcolm was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and has occupied a range of sport related roles that have included university lecturer, consultant and company director appointments at the Sports Environment Alliance, Richmond Football Club,  Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports and is a former director of Golf Australia.

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Cameron Wade

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cameron Wade has an extensive background in the game of golf which commenced at an early age as a caddy and aspiring player.  He has worked in the golf industry for over 30 years in leadership roles at club, state and national level and now as the Executive Director of the Australian Golf Foundation. Cameron has a genuine passion for the game and the positive impact that it makes to society and the broader community.

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CASE FOR SUPPORT

When you support the Australian Golf Foundation, you are enabling the game of golf to thrive into the future and achieve its full potential as a sport. To read more click here: Case for Support.

click here: Executive Summary.

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IMPACT REPORTS

Thanks to our generous benefactors, the Foundation in its formative years is already creating real and lasting change. To read more click here: 2022 Impact Report.

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FINANCIAL REPORTS

PricewaterhouseCoopers completed a review of the Foundation’s accounts for the year ended 30 June 2022. To view the detailed report click here.

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CONSTITUTION

Australian Golf Foundation Limited is a public company limited by guarantee that was registered on 18 December 2018. To view the constitution click here.

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