Richard Vaughan CEO

Richard Vaughan took the helm at Squash Australia in July of 2015, joining from Badminton Ireland where he was their Chief Executive Officer for four years.

In Ireland he oversaw the transformation of the organisation from one of insolvency in 2011 to one in 2015 which has a very healthy surplus, growing participation numbers, an exciting schools programme, best practice new media and ICT; two Olympians and three European Games medallists at Baku 2015.

As a former Olympic badminton player who reached No. 6 in the world and won European and Commonwealth medals, Richard has a wealth of knowledge in the performance sector. This has been exemplified by his work with the Badminton World Federation around the Olympic Games and Coach Education. Richard has a MBA from Leicester University and previously worked in the Digital area at FD Systems as well as a Masters in Education and BSc in Economics and Politics from Bath University.

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Paul Price GM: Performance & Education

Having travelled the world as a top ranked professional squash player, Paul knows what it takes to reach the top. Commitment, dedication, and a vision are among the many qualities he possesses from his worldly experiences. Paul is now focused on helping others reach their potential as a speaker and entrepreneur in the Squash industry with his company Inspired Peak Performance squash. He is driven to add value to others, along with directing them towards their own path of success.

Paul is a former World No. 4. In 2002 he won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He is also a British Open Finalist and the current Director and Head Coach of Inspired Peak Performance Squash in Melbourne.  

“Staying focused on the grind of the day to day activities creates the highlight reel you envision.”
- Paul Price

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Kay Kendall GM: Commercial, Events & Membeship

Whilst Kay was born in the United Kingdom, she played the majority of her represented squash for New Zealand from the age of ten to twenty-one.  She continued playing and coaching squash in New Zealand and England, only leaving the sport to pursue a successful corporate career.   

On residing in Australia in 2000, Kay returned to playing and coaching and has been extensively involved at Regional, State and National levels, including Tournament Director duties on the Australian Squash Tour, and Championship Director at the World Doubles in 2016.

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Hamish Cain GM: Facilities & Participation

Hamish Cain joins the team at Squash Australia from Tennis Canterbury (New Zealand) where he was their General Manager. Whilst in the role Hamish led the earthquake recovery redevelopment project reinstating 6 indoor tennis courts and 18 outdoor courts at Wilding Park, the premier regional facility in New Zealand. Hamish was also heavily engaged in the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub development which will see Tennis, Athletic, Hockey and Rugby League, in conjunction with Local Government, develop a first of its kind sports hub in Christchurch.

Hamish is excited to work with key stakeholders across Australia to improve the financial sustainability/ business modeling of current facilities, develop new facilities and to increase the accessibility of facilities enabling more people to play squash.

Hamish has previously worked for Tennis Victoria in Melbourne and is looking forward to again working in Australia

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Stephanie Yoon Participation Manager

Stephanie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 having studied a Bachelor of Laws/Arts. She was offered a full-time position early in 2017 after having commenced as an intern with Squash Australia in late 2016.

She has a great passion for sports and has a great interest in continuing to work within the sporting industry. She works across all of the different areas in Squash Australia, and is responsible for project managing, eLearning and providing support to the rest of the team.

Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys travelling, heading to the beach and football.

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Edward Selman Business Development Manager

Over the last few years, Edward has been involved with several elite sporting organisations and with the delivery of international sporting events including the Commonwealth Games and Jeff Horn's fight against Terence Crawford for Top Rank Boxing. 

At Squash Australia he is focused on leading commercial and business development for the organisation. This is through grant applications, administration, the affiliation income process, membership services and support around events

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Jordan Till Education Coordinator

Jordan has been playing squash for 15 years and is a qualified regional level squash referee as well as club development level qualified squash coach. Jordan completed his Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Physical Activity from University of Queensland in 2012. He has served on the Brisbane City squash Committee for 5 years and worked as a Squash Manager at Club Coops for 5 years.

Main areas of work
• Providing customer service by being first point of contact in the office
• Increasing coach and referee quality and numbers
• Improving coach and referee education systems
• Maintain Sporting Schools program

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Thomas Calvert High Performance Coordinator

Tom has been playing squash for 10 years and trains daily at the National Training Centre. For the last three years he has been coaching the Brisbane vipers and Queensland sharks. Tom is completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at Queensland University of Technology.

Tom was on the Australian Junior Men's team 2012 and is currently competing on the PSA tour with highest world ranking to date, No.161 and Australian No. 8. Tom's ambition is to place Top 3 for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and World Men's team events.

Outside on the office Tom enjoys playing other sports including tennis, touch and running.

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Zoe Aust Event Coordinator
Zoe joins the team with a wealth of Squash knowledge after finishing a 10-month contract with the GC2018 Commonwealth Games as the Squash Coordinator.  Zoe also completed a 6-month internship with Squash Australia in 2016 after graduating from Westside Christian College in 2015.  During her internship Zoe assisted in the organisation of both the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 World Doubles Championships.
 
Zoe is a very positive and enthusiastic person with a passion for sport.  She has received the Pierre de Coubertin Olympic Award for her high level of achievement in multiple sports and consistently demonstrating initiative, teamwork, positivity and sportsmanship. Zoe looks forward to bringing these attributes to the Events team.
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Meredith Hodson VIC/TAS Community Engagement Coordinator

Meredith Hodson is one of the new Community Engagement Coordinators for Squash Australia and is responsible for both Victoria and her home state Tasmania. Meredith is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She is in her final year of this degree and looking to continue her studies in 2019.

Meredith is passionate about all kinds of sports and is excited to be working in the sports industry. She has played netball, AFL, canoe polo, softball and soccer, and has also pursued athletics throughout high school. Squash is her next sport! She has also coached women’s softball and AFL teams.

Outside of working for Squash Australia Meredith loves reading books, going to the football and enjoying great food with friends.

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Amanda Rankin QLD/NT Community Engagement Coordinator
Amanda comes onboard with a successful 20-year track record in developing the sport and recreation industry. She brings with her a wealth of experience in grassroots participation, through to high-performance level competition as a coach, athlete and club committee member.
 
As the Community Engagement Coordinator, Amanda will be working with Queensland and Northern Territory centres, clubs, and schools with the vision of optimising squash participation.
 
Prior to joining the team at Squash Australia, Amanda was a Club Development Officer with Queensland Canoeing. She is also a coach, presenter, and assessor for Australian Canoeing and for many years delivered kayaking programs to numerous schools and clubs through her business Paddle Perfect.
 
Although Amanda hasn’t hit a squash ball “yet”, she is a proud Olympian in the sport or kayaking. In Amanda’s spare time, you will most likely find her in a saddle on one of her horses. Amanda brings with her an enthusiasm that will see the clubs she is working with benefit immensely.
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Leanna Davey ACT Community Engagement Coordinator
Leanna has been an active member within the squash community in ACT since 2006, having participated at a state level as a junior until a knee injury knocked her back, Leanna has gone on to join her club committee, the ACT Junior Committee and has taken on various roles within Squash ACT, her main focus is to see squash continue to grow within the Capital. 

Whilst juggling her studies in Forensic Psychology at the University of Canberra, Leanna works at the Woden Squash Centre and helps with tournament organisation and is the currently in charge of Junior Pennant.

Outside of work, Leanna enjoys traveling, spontaneous road trips and reading
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Lucas Norman SA Community Engagement Coordinator
Lucas Norman is one of the new Community Engagement Coordinators for Squash Australia and is responsible for South Australia. Lucas has recently completed a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management from the University of South Australia and is looking to use this opportunity with Squash Australia as a jumping off point in his career in Sport and Recreation.

Lucas has been heavily involved in squash in South Australia since 2005 as a player, coach and volunteer. Lucas has been in the role of Club Development Officer/Head Coach at the Ingle Farm Squash Club since 2014 and currently sits on the Squash and Racquetball Committee for Squash SA.

Outside of working with Squash Australia Lucas likes to keep active with squash, touch football and crossfit.
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