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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Hayden Griffiths Member Services Manager

Hayden Griffiths attended QUT, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 2013 and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2014.

Hayden has a strong legal and client service focused background, having worked for QUT in Client Services and Academic Support roles for a number of years, before working as a solicitor specialising in commercial, corporate and property fields.

Passionate about an array of sports, the move to Squash Australia was a natural fit for Hayden who attended university with aspirations of being involved in the sporting industry. 

Outside of the office, Hayden's interests include playing football, strength and mobility coaching and music.

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Stephanie Yoon Executive Assistant

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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Jordan Till Office & 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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Kay Kendall GOLDOC Squash Manager

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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Paul Price Head of Performance

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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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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Dannielle Ball PR & Communication Manager

Dannielle is a media and marketing professional qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Dannielle joins Squash Australia after over a decade of experience in the business and marketing industry. She is now looking forward to utilising her skills to enhance the profile of Squash in Australia.

Main areas of work:

  • Promotion and Communication
  • Broadcasting and Media
  • Sponsorship
  • Squash Foundation
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Hamish Cain Community Facility Manager

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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