Date: December 22, 2011

Malcolm Speed joins Golf Australia Board

Golf Australia is very pleased to announce that Malcolm Speed has joined the Board of Golf Australia as an Appointed Director. Mr Speed has a successful and significant background in sport administration. He was the Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council from 2001 to 2008 and also served the Australian Cricket Board as Chief Executive from 1997 until 2001. Before joining cricket, Mr Speed served Australian basketball from 1980 until 1997 including long periods as Executive Chairman of the National Basketball League and Basketball Australia. Mr Speed practised as a Solicitor from 1971 until 1982 and as a Barrister from 1983 until 1994. He has served a variety of other sporting organisations including the Australian Sports Commission, Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association, the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports and the World Economic Forum Global Sports Council. Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins said he welcomed the extensive experience Mr Speed would bring to Golf Australia. On behalf of the Board, I m very pleased to welcome Malcolm to Golf Australia, Mr Hopkins said. Malcolm is well known and respected both here and overseas and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board, along with a strong understanding of our game, Mr Hopkins said. Mr Speed said he was looking forward to the challenge ahead. I am a passionate golfer and I see this as a tremendous opportunity to contribute in any way I can to Golf Australia and the continued growth of golf, Mr Speed said. Mr Speed s directorship takes effect immediately. Golf Australia Board John Hopkins (Chairman) Bruce Langford-Jones (Vice Chairman) Stuart Cox Anne Lenagan Michael Sammells Carmel Smith Malcolm Speed