The PGA is governed by a Board of Directors, to which the CEO, Vocational Membership Council and Tournament Players Council all report.

PGA Members play a vital role in the governance of the PGA.

Representatives from each State Vocational Division form the Vocational Membership Council, while the Tournament Players Council, which also includes a representative of the PGA Legends Tour Committee, is formed by ballot. All Councils and Committees work alongside the PGA Board of Directors to guide the future of the Association.

PGA Structure

PGA of Australia Board
Board Members

Peter O'Malley

Chairman 

Peter turned professional in 1987 and has been a consistent performer at home and abroad throughout his career. A five time PGA Tour of Australasia winner including the 2010 NSW Open, Peter has also won three times on the European Tour. Peter was appointed as a Director of the PGA Tour of Australasia in December 2006 and held the position until the Tour amalgamated with the PGA in December 2007.

 

David Stretton

Deputy Chairman

David became a member in 1991 and has served on the NSW/ACT Divisional Committee for 9 years, 6 of those as Chairman. David is the Head Professional at Morisset Country Club in Lake Macquarie, a position he has held for 11 years. David believes that if you give your golfers an experience that exceeds their expectations; they will support you in return. David proudly represents PGA Members, accepting the role as Director to ensure PGA Members have a voice and passionately represents the interests of all PGA Members.

 

Bruce Green

Member Director 

In 2017 Bruce begins his 51st year as a PGA Member with 38 of those spent as the Head Professional at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, at which he has been bestowed life membership, in his playing days Bruce won two Victorian PGA titles. 1967 and again in 1973. Bruce has served as state coach for both the junior and senior Victorian amateur teams for five years. He is a member of the Victorian Golf Hall of Fame and is also a founding member of the Australian Golf Society.

 

Michael Long

Member Director

Michael turned Professional in 1990 after the successful completion of a Bachelor of Management Studies degree. As a touring professional Michael has been a truly global player, winning tournaments in five different countries - including four wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia, including the 2016 Vic Open. Michael has competed on the US PGA Tour, the European Tour and tours in the Australasian region for the past 26 years. Michael has served as the General Manager of Hillview Golf Course in West Australia, giving him the unique experience of working in the vocational sector of the golf industry while actively competing as a touring Professional. Michael is currently completing the PGA Bridging Program with the view to gaining vocational Membership  whilst holding tour status.

 

James Erskine

Independent Director

James is the Chairman of Sports and Entertainment Limited, one of Australia's leading sports and entertainment organisations. He was the former Managing Director of International Management Group Ltd. for Australia and South East Asia and is an expert on international sporting television rights. Over the last three decades James has been influential in the international sports and entertainment marketing landscapes, over the years managing such icons as Muhammad Ali and Greg Norman, and the today manages such names as Shane Warne, Sir Michael Parkinson, Zara Phillips, Ian Thorpe, Mick Doohan and Todd Woodbridge.

 

Richard Allely

Independent Director

Richard is currently the Chairman of AMPCo Pty Limited. Having previously held positions as a Non-executive Director of Source Financial Inc.a USA based Finance Company and of Renior Consulting Australia, Richard has also served as Chairman of Australian Property Monitors Pty Ltd and was an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Commitee of WorkCover NSW. The former Managing Director and CEO of PMP Limited, Australia's largest commercial printing and distribution company listed on the ASX, Richard has over 35 years' experience in senior management roles with leading companies including Tenix Pty Limited, John Fairfax Holdings Limited, Boral Limited and James Hardie Industries Limtied.

 

Richard Lazar

Independent Director

Richard has held the role of the Managing Director of Professional Public Relations one of Australasia's most respected communication consultancies for the past 30 years. Richard has developed the organisation into Australia's largest PR consultancy group with offices throughout Australia. New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America since joint the firm 1979. He has been recognised as Fellow of the Public Relations  Institute of Australia, which together with the international marketing media and industry bodies have presented him with many global, national and state awards, including the "World's Most innovative PR Company" and 'Agency of the Year" in the last 3 years.

 

Brad Gale

Independent Director

Brad is Chief Executive Officer of Wilsons. Wilsons, is one of the longest established investment advisory firms in Australia and has been a significant participant in financial markets during this time.  Brad has extensive experience in financial services and business management, having previously held executive positions at leading global investment banks in both Australia and London. In addition, Brad has had a long association in sports and has operated a sports management business focused on representing the interests of professional athletes.

The Board can be contacted at PGABoard@pga.org.au

PGA of Australia CEO

Gavin Kirkman

CEO

Gavin has worked for the PGA for period of 12 years and was appointed the CEO in February 2017.  A man who is passionate about golf, Gavin has worked in the golf industry in a variety of roles for 32 years and he leads a passionate staff dedicated to growing the game and ensuring the welfare of Members of the PGA of Australia.  Gavin can be contacted at gkirkman@pga.org.au