Venues NSW is governed by a Board, which receives advice on the needs of the communities it serves from three Local Venues Councils.
John Quayle - Chair
John is an experienced sports administrator with an extensive background in the club industry, sports and venue management. He was Chief Executive of the Australian and NSW Rugby League and General Manager of Venues and Precincts for the Sydney Olympic Games. He was a founding member of MI Associates and was a consultant for the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2006 Asian Games and 2007 Pan American Games.
John is the Sales Director, Australia and NEw Zealand for an international company int eh payment solutions industry. a former rugby league player, coach and football manager. John studied accounting and business management holding a senior management position for an international company in the payment solutions industries. He was elected as a Wollongong City Councillor in 2011 and sits on several boards.
Janett Milligan has held senior executive positions in the NSW public sector for nearly 20 years both in specialist social policy areas and in large-scale operational roles in human services, and sport, recreation and culture. She has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration. Janett is currently the Executive Director of Venues NSW.
Craig is the former chair of the Parramatta Stadium Trust He was also a trustee of the State Sports Centre Trust for 15 years. Craig served on both trusts as Chair of the finance and audit committee for many years. Craig is a partner at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers North Ryde and practices in the property, estate planning, commercial law and commercial litigation areas and has acted for many clients within the Parramatta Local Council area for a period of almost 30 years. Craig lives in Epping and is currently serving as a member of Epping Rotary for 10 years and also being a Director of Bendigo Community Bank North Epping. He is also a Director of the Centre for Disability Studies situated at Sydney University.
Vicki was a member of the former Illawarra Venues Authority. She has held a number of positions in sport and tourism including being a Director and Life Member of Tourism Wollongong and Director of the Illawarra Academy of Sport. Vicki has also worked closely with a number of charities including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Legacy, Farmhand and the Australian Red Cross. She is currently a partner in Waples Marketing Group, Bluejuice Events and the Grants and Funding Institute and is a former media executive with a background in marketing.
Glenn was the Chair of the former Hunter Region Sporting Venues Authority. He has also had experience as Chair and CEO in many industries including being the Chair of Hunter Water and the Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation. Glenn is also an accredited mediator and arbitrator.
Matt is Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Sport where he leads a range of sports-related services and facilities across the State. As the Agency Head of the Office of Sport, Matt's role also includs collaborative leadership and support for the NSW Institute of Sport, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Venues NSW. Prior to this, Matt has held a number of executive leadership roles within government, including CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, Qld Commissioner for Fair Trading and CEO of the Australian Child Support Agency.
Danny Bhandari served as co-founder and CEO of Tibra Capital, a global securities business combining electronic securities trading with world class technology and talent development. He is an active investor, advisor and collaborator in the areas of sport, financial technology and the shared economy. He served as the inaugural Chairman of the Sydney Thunder Advisory Board and is a delegate to the NSW Cricket Association. Danny founded both the Tibra Foundation and the Taj Foundation to facilitate his corporate and personal philanthropic endeavours. He has board experience in commercial, financial, sporting and non-profit environments.
Carolyn is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Netball NSW. Carolyn has extensive experience in the sporting industry from her early days as a PE teacher and Sports Consultant in Western Australia to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the WA Women’s Hockey Association and subsequent move to Netball NSW where she was promoted to her current role as CEO in 2005. During her tenure, Carolyn has seen the sport and organisation enjoy unprecedented success both on and off the netball court, including the introduction of the Trans-Tasman Netball League – the ANZ Championship – and the NSW Swifts. in 2008. In recent years Carolyn has also overseen the planning, construction and subsequent relocation of Netball NSW’s headquarters to the world’s finest purpose-built netball facility in Sydney Olympic Park – Netball Central. This world-class venue was used in the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015, which was deemed to be the “best ever event” by International Netball Federation President Molly Rhone.