Date: November 25, 2015
Author: David Tease - Golf NSW

John Robinson new Chair of Golf NSW


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The Board of Golf NSW has elected a new Chairman with Mr John Robinson replacing Mr Chris Allen.

Mr Robinson is a semi retired IT Specialist and business owner, prior to that he was an IT Data Communications Manager for Westpac and has been a Director and Chairman of several companies.

He is a member of both Elanora Country Club and the Australian Golf Club. He has been involved in the development and presentation of educational material on golf etiquette and the Rules of Golf. Mr. Robinson has had an extensive involvement with the game, and is an accredited Golf Australia National Referee, a Governor of the NSW Golf Foundation and is a member of the Golf Australia Council.

I trust that I can execute the role of Chairman in a way that does justice to our fabulous game and to the many wonderful people across our State that make Golf NSW the organisation it is today,” Mr. Robinson says.

Mr. Allen was recognised for the extent of his commitment to Golf NSW and across the State over the last five years by the new Chairman.

“Mr. Allen has dedicated an incredible amount of his time to Golf NSW,” Mr. Robinson says.

“Golf NSW has come a long way since amalgamation. Such a journey always throws up many challenges and Chris has successfully navigated the path to where we are today. For that we thank him.”

The remaining executive roles have been filled by:

Mr. Alan Harrison – Vice Chairman.

Mr. Andrew Tharle – Chair of Finance.


Chairmen of Committees have also been selected and are:

Mr. Peter Mitchell – Match and Rules.

Ms. Michele Adair – Governance & Planning.