Australian Golf Foundation Board
Stephen Spargo AM (Chair)
Stephen Spargo is a former long serving partner of Allens, a leading Australian law firm. Stephen is the President and Chairman of the Board of Golf Victoria, a Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies and Cormack Foundation Pty Ltd. He is also a former Chairman of The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and a former Vice-President of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Jeannene O’Day is a current Board Member of Golf Australia. Jeannene is a member at Sydney’s Avondale Golf Club and has more than 25 years’ domestic and international experience in the financial services sector. Jeannene has also been actively involved on boards and organisations dedicated to women’s and community issues, developing and directing websites and social media campaigns.
Malcolm Speed AO
Malcolm Speed AO is a former barrister and highly respected sports administrator. Malcolm was CEO of Cricket Australia (1997-2001) and the 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 is now occupied in a range of sport-related activities as a university lecturer, consultant, and company director where his appointments include the Sports Environment Alliance, Richmond Football Club and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports and was a previous Board member of Golf Australia.
Bonnie Boezeman AO
In 1996, Bonnie Boezeman AO, retired from her position of nearly 13 years as M.D. and Chair of Time Life Australia Pty Ltd after nearly 23 years in international management with Time Warner Inc. She presently is the M.D. of Business Benefits International Pty Ltd and specialises in strategy and marketing advice. Bonnie has been a Co. director since first joining the board of NSW State Lottery in 1994 and became Deputy Chair 2 years later and held that position until sale in 2010. Bonnie was the inaugural Chair of PayPal for 6 years and was on the board of Urban Growth NSW and presently is Chair of ShopReply. She has been on over 14 boards in the fields of funds management, insurance, IT, retail, defence housing, events, property, media, public/private and start-ups. Bonnie’s passion is philanthropy and is currently on the NSW Corp. Olympic Committee, the Order of Australia Foundation Board, Diabetes NSW and Pacific Opera, Chair’s the East West Foundation and regularly organises large scale charity events and was a key contributor to the Sydney 2000 Games, World Youth Day and the World Masters Games.
Young Sook Eddington
Young Sook Eddington has extensive government, business and golfing relationships at senior executive levels in Australia, North Asia, the United States and Europe. She has a passion for golf, is a fine player and has contributed, over many years, to encouraging greater game participation, in particular for younger women and girls. As a member of private golf clubs in Australia and overseas, she understands the role clubs need to play in this area, and that appreciation is very pertinent to the activities and programs the AGF will be seeking to pursue and support.
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 Masters in 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. Paul is currently contributing to Golf Australia’s Vison 2025: The Future of Women and Girls in Golf.
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.
Cameron Wade has an extensive background in the golf industry with over 25 years experience that commenced with senior management positions at Woodlands Golf Club, Kingston Heath Golf Club and Flinders Golf Club. After spending a year as a project manager at Golf Victoria, Cameron commenced at Golf Australia in 2009 where he was the Director of Golf Development for 6 years and is currently the Special Projects Senior Manager. As a leader Cameron looks to leverage the extensive connections he has within the golfing community to achieve greater participation and sport development benefits for golf in Australia.
Ian is a Sports Lawyer and the principal of Lex Sportiva. He has over 30 years’ experience advising and representing sport, business and government on a broad range of issues including equity, corporate governance, due diligence and compliance, insurance and risk management, administrative law issues and constitutional advice. Ian also has broad governance experience as director, chair and company secretary across government, business, sport and other not-for-profit entities. This includes significant involvement over the years in the development of key Sport Sector policies.