Date: January 07, 2014

Government & Community Relations Manager Appointed

Golf Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Telford as Government and Community Relations Manager. The new role will be primarily responsible for identifying, establishing and maintaining partnerships with key government stakeholders at all three levels to boost support for the sport, and assisting with community relations. 

Telford previously worked for three years as Senior Adviser to Victorian Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty, until December 2013.

Prior to her work for Mr. Delahunty, Telford worked as communications advisor to Victoria Police, and a range of Federal Ministers in the Australian Government between 2002 and 2007.

Simon Brookhouse, Chief Executive Officer spoke about the necessity to have a qualified person in this specialised role and welcomed Telford’s experience to the staff at Golf Victoria.

“Fiona brings us a wealth of government experience and a strong network of government personnel that are relevant to our industry. We are very hopeful that the creation of this role and the appointment of Fiona will increase the service and support levels that Golf Victoria provides its membership.

“Additionally this role will enable us to maximise our level of government support, not only for ourselves, but for our large membership also,” said Brookhouse.

Telford officially started duties on Monday 6 January.