The Board of Directors are the guardians of the Tour and are responsible for:
- Financial management
- Long range planning
- Direction of policy
- Management of the Tour
The authority and responsibility of the Board of Directors shall include, but not be limited to, financial planning, budgeting, tournament scheduling, tournament purses, tournament operations, sponsor relationships, member benefits, the promulgation of disciplinary regulations and material, legal and fiscal matters and tour policy.
The current structure of the Executive Board is as follows:
- Vice - President
- Board Members x 2
Current employment position:
Position title: Head Coach and owner of Shani Waugh Golf School/Shani Waugh Golf Holidays
Shani spent 17 years playing on the ALPG Tour, LET and LPGA. Her career highlights include wins at the 1996 Costa Azul Ladies Portuguese Open (LET), 2003 WPGA Championship of Europe (LET), 2005 Ladies Thailand Open (LET), finished 3rd in 2002 US Women’s Open (LPGA). Shani have been the Travelling Coach with the Australian Women’s Teams at 2011 Astor Trophy, 2012 Queen Sirikit Cup, 2012 World Amateur Teams Championship.
Shani's perspective on her position in the ALPG Board
Initially my attitude was that it was “my turn”. I was about to retire from playing on Tour and I was keen to give back. Now I know it’s a much bigger responsibility than just having a “turn”. I believe my strengths are my experience in playing golf but more importantly my vision and passion that I have for the ALPG. I suppose my desire to be successful out “on tour” has overflowed into this role.
|Vice President - Julia Boland
Julia comes to the board having recently retired from 4 years playing in the USA on both the Symetra and LPGA tours. Prior to turning professional Julia completed her Masters degree at Texas A&M University where she competed and coached.
Julia's perspective on her position in the ALPG Board
'I am truly thankful for the founders of the ALPG and I believe it is the responsibility of all of our members to improve the game and our tour. Over the past couple of years the ALPG has made some great advances, and I see this an on opportune time to try to assist in continuing this momentum'.
|Board Member and Treasurer - Jessica Cowie
Current Employment: PGA Trainee Professional at Yarra Yarra Golf Club.
Prior to turning professional Jessica attended the Australian College of Sport as a high performance student athlete, focusing on development and coaching pathways.
Jessica's perspective on her position in the ALPG Board
'I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a brilliant group of board members and continue the growth of women’s golf in Australia. Our team has a wealth of experience and I look forward to working together in assisting our members in all aspects of the industry.'
|Board Member - Tamara Johns
|Board Member - Terry Simpson
Current employment position: Business Development Specialist at Virgin Australia
|Board Member - Erin Kriess
|Board Member - Sam Squiers
Sam is an award-winning sports journalist with a strong passion for women in sport who has worked in the media for over a decade and is currently a Sports Reporter and Presenter for Channel 9 in Australia.
Sam also hosts the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, Surfing Australia TV, Broncos Insider, Isuzu QLD Golf Open, Ocean Thunder Surf Boat Series, has been a guest presenter on Getaway and hosts Channel 9’s Women in Sport podcast “In Her Court”.
Herself a keen sportswoman; Sam rows surf boats, runs marathons, plays golf and competes in netball, softball and basketball.
|Board Advisor - Eugenie Buckley
Current employment position: Suiko Consulting
Position title: Principal
Eugénie 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
In the past she 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.
Eugénie's perspective on her position with ALPG Board;
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.