Date: September 26, 2014
Author: ALPG

ALPG announce new Board Member


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Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) today announced the appointment of Eugénie Buckley to the organisation’s governing Board.

Ms Buckley’s expertise lies in the commercial area of sport with a strong background in legal and business affairs.

ALPG Executive Director Karen Lunn said “The ALPG Board were delighted that Eugénie accepted their invitation to join the ALPG team. Eugénie’s appointment will strengthen the Board's overall range of skillsets, especially in terms of commercial and legal expertise and experience.”

Ms Buckley’s current position is the Principal of Suiko Consulting, a company which drives business improvement in the sports and major event industries. She has recently designed optimal competition models and club ownership structures for Football Federation Australia and Basketball Australia, conducted reviews and developed best practice documentation for NRL and assisted Tourism and Events Queensland with major events strategy.

Ms Buckley in the past has held positions as CEO Brisbane Roar FC, CEO/Tournament Director International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup 2009, Senior Counsel Legal and Business affairs International Cricket Council, General Manager Legal and Business Affairs Football Federation Australia, Head of Legal and Commercial Rugby World Cup 2003, and CEO Australian Professional Footballers Association.

ALPG President, Shani Waugh, welcomed Ms Buckley’s acceptance of the board’s invitation.  “We met recently with Eugenie to discuss this opportunity and were straight away impressed with her enthusiasm towards our product and her passion and knowledge of women’s sport. Eugenie is highly skilled, and her diverse knowledge and experience within the Sports industry will I am sure prove to be a major asset to our organisation.  Together with the current passion that exists on our Board, we look forward to further enhancing the profile of ALPG and working with our stakeholders to promote and build a strong future for golf in Australia.”

Ms Buckley said “With Golf being included in the 2016 Olympic programme for the first time, combined with strong domestic major events like the Ladies Masters and Women’s Australian Open, golf is well placed to deliver participation and commercial growth. I am excited about the opportunity golf presents and I look forward to working with Shani and the Board to drive the business for the benefit of our members and players.”


ALPG Board Members are:

Shani Waugh – President
Lee Harrington – Vice President
Karen Quinn – Board Member (ALPG Member)
Joanne Mills – Board Member (ALPG Member)
Craig Meagher – Independent Board Member
Louise MacDonald– Independent Board Member
Eugenie Buckley – Independent Board Member