BA Board & CEO

Written by  Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:39

Badminton Australia has a six member Board of Directors, each serving a two year term. The BA Members, the State and Territory Associations elect Board members at the annual meeting in October each year. Board members bring a range of knowledge, skills and expertise to the Board and each has a particular area of interest they support within the management and development of the sport.



Geraldine Brown - President


Geraldine Brown was elected as the new President of Badminton Australia at the October 2008 board meeting. Geraldine is from Launceston, was a Training Consultant for Skills Tasmania and has now retired. Geraldine has been on the Board since 1997. She has been an Australian representative player (as well as a Tasmanian and Victorian representative), an administrator of the sport in Tasmania and Nationally, a coach (Level 3) at junior and senior levels and a Team Manager of various Australian Teams including the Olympic Badminton Team (2004), Thomas Cup & Uber Cup Teams (2002 and 04), Commonwealth Games Team (2002).


Geraldine currently holds the positions of President for Oceania Badminton Confederation, Vice President for BWF, Chair of BWF Women In Badminton and Vice President for ACGA.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities


  • Oceania/BWF
  • Sudirman Cup
  • Audi/Risk Committee
  • Coach Education
  • High Performance
  • Members Liaison



Loke Poh Wong


Loke Poh Wong is from Victoria and has been involved in badminton for more than 40 years as a player and administrator. Loke Poh has been on the Board of Badminton Victoria since 2002 holding to the post of Treasurer for four years and elected President of BV in 2006. Loke Poh also has had a long association with the Monash University Badminton Club and key administrator there since 1977 and is the past President and current Public Officer of the Club. He also has involvement with the Oceania Badminton Confederation (OBC) and Badminton World Federation (BWF). He is an active badminton player and won three gold medals and one bronze at the 2002 World Masters Games in Melbourne. Both his children are keen badminton players and State representatives. Born in Malaysia, Loke Poh came to Monash University in the late seventies to complete a civil engineering degree. He undertook further studies in environmental sciences from Victorian University and Deakin University. He is a civil / environmental engineer managing his own environmental consulting business and has held over the years a range of positions on professional bodies including past President of the Engineers Australia - Environmental Branch, Board of Australian Water Association and current Chief Judge for Engineering Australia Excellence Awards.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities:


  • Superseries and Level 4 Events
  • Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Sudirman Cup
  • Li Ning Issues



Matthew Gillie


Matthew Gillie is from Tasmania, a Chartered Accountant and Manager, working in the areas of corporate regulation, governance, financial probity and law enforcement. Matt brings to the BA Board a strong financial management background and a significant involvement in and commitment to badminton as an administrator, coach, player and official at the local, State and National level. A member of the Badminton Australia's Junior Development Committee since 2004, Matt has a strong interest in junior development. Matt has been Vice President, Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association (1999 – 2004) and a Committee Member for 10 years (including roles on the Finance & Junior Development sub-committees). Matt is an accredited coach who was appointed Coaching Director, Elizabeth College Athlete Development Badminton Program in 2006. More recently Matt was appointed coach, 2007 AYOF Australian Green Team and in 2006, coach of the Australian Gold Team at the Pan Pacific Junior Invitational Teams Event in Brisbane. As a player Matt has represented Tasmania at the highest level 16 times from 1994 - 2009.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities


  • Financial Statements
  • Insurance
  • Constitutional Reform
  • Audit/Risk Committee
  • Participation Funding



Andrew Greenway


Andrew Greenway is from Brisbane and is a HR Business Manager with the Queensland Government. He manages teams delivering HR activities to a group of Queensland Government Departments. He brings to the Board significant experience at management levels in the HR and payroll finance area as well as a significant background experience in badminton at all levels of the sport. Currently Secretary of Queensland Badminton Association, Andrew is a coach and has coached and managed State senior and junior teams and junior National teams – most recently Andrew was a coach of the Australia Green Team at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney. Andrew has been a national selector and tournament director for international badminton events. Andrew has been President of Brisbane Badminton Association since 1996.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities


  • Australia Badminton Court Officials Committee
  • National Rankings
  • Sudirman Cup
  • High Performance Committee
  • Sport in Schools/Participation Programs
  • Audit/Risk Committee



Paul Kern


Paul Kern was elected to the Board at the November 2016 Annual General Meeting. Paul is from Melbourne and runs a successful IT Computer Consultancy and Systems Integration business.


He has been actively playing badminton since the age of 17, representing WA as an Under-21 and Senior for many years before moving to Melbourne for work in 2000. Since then he has been an active competitor in senior tournaments, moving into the competitive social and veterans badminton arena’s as the years rolled on. Paul served on the committee of the Mountain Districts Badminton Association in Kilsyth for many years before taking a Board Member role at Badminton Victoria in 2010. In 2015 he became the President of Badminton Victoria and oversaw a major overhaul in affiliation and participation, leading to a significant increase in membership in 2016.


Paul has also held the role of Chairman of Senior State Selectors for Badminton Victoria since 2010, and is keenly interested in elite player development.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities


    • Para Badminton Committee
    • Nomination and Remuneration Committee



Kam Joe


Kam Joe was appointed Board Member for Badminton Australia in May 2013. She currently works as an Investment Performance Analyst in Canberra. Kam still is involved in the sport of Badminton as a player, administrator and manager - managing the ACT senior and junior teams as well being the team manager for the Australian Green team at the 2013 AYOF in Sydney.


Kam has a strong interest in junior development and is the representative board member for Badminton Australia’s National Junior Committee. She also is currently involved in development of juniors in the ACT. She currently also holds the position of secretary for the University of Canberra Badminton Club and was president from 1987 – 1991.


BA Committee Portfolio Responsibilities


      • National Junior development
      • National Membership Database Co-ordinator
      • Junior Committee



Paul Brettell-CEO


Paul Brettell has more than 20 years experience in the sports industry in a variety of administration and management positions. He began his sporting career at the Australian Institute of Sport as General Manager and has since worked at the Hong Kong Institute of Sport, and Chief Executive at the Moonee Valley Racing Club and the Australia Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. More recently Paul has worked in the private sector as a consultant and development officer, and he brings these skills with him to the post of CEO at Badminton Australia.




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