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:
- Board Members x 4
Julia was elected as President of the ALPG at the AGM in March 2018.
Julia's perspective on her position as ALPG President;
"The ALPG is in a very strong position and there is so much positivity around women’s sports in Australia at the moment which we need to build upon. We have been working closely with our colleagues at Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia and it can only be beneficial to all of us in the industry to continue to work together for the betterment of our game in Australia"
Julia joined the board in 2016 having retired from four 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 both competed and coached.
|Vice-President - Jessica Cowie
Current Employment: Self Employed
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.'
|Player Board Member - Kate Dunn
Kate is certified as an advanced coach with the Australian PGA, an All Abilities Certified Coach and has played in many professional tournaments over the past 20 years. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University (USA) having completed a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. In addition to these degrees she has also completed her Professional Golf Management Certificate from New Mexico State University, obtained a diploma in golf teaching from the Australian PGA and became an ambassador for the PGA of Asia.
Extensive travelling due to her golfing ability has enabled her to see many areas of the world and experience many different lifestyles. Her previous work experience in the US, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand and recently Australia has provided a solid understanding of the international golf industry with its teamwork, collegiality and many challenges. Kate’s previous employment included being the Development Coach at Carbrook Golf Club in Queensland, Assistant Professional at Huntingdale Golf Course in Melbourne and Director of Instruction at Cabo del Sol Golf Course in Mexico, where she specialized in both junior and ladies golf development.
|Player Board Member - Kylie Close
Kylie joined the ALPG in 2016 while completing her PGA Traineeship. She was co-opted onto the board in 2018 and officially elected in 2019.
Prior to becoming a full ALPG/PGA Vocational member she worked as a Chemical Engineer. Since completing her PGA traineeship Kylie has gone back to university to complete her PhD in Engineering.
"I have always loved the game of golf and enjoy coaching ladies with a focus on growing the game, particularly transitioning beginners from the range environment to feeling comfortable on course. I see my position on the ALPG Board as an opportunity to help shape our organisation as we move through a rather historic and exciting time in Australian Sport."
|Board Member and Treasurer - 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 Member - Trefor Clayton
Trefor has broad experience in commerce, corporate and investment banking. He has held senior leadership positions with Banque Nationale de Paris, Burns Philp & Co. and Dexion Limited. He was formerly chairman of Belvoir Street Theatre Limited and a director of Pinnacle Charitable Foundation Ltd. Trefor is also a Partner at Contender Sports Management and has had a close involvement with both women’s and men’s elite amateur and professional golf since 2012
|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.