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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Kay Kendall GM: Commercial, Events & Membership

Kay joined Squash Australia after the successful completion of her role as Squash Manager - Commonwealth Games 2018.  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.

She is also a current National Coach - Coaching National Junior Teams at the 2017 and 2018 Trans-Tasman and World Junior Events.

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Paul Price National Coach

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 the Australian National Coach. He is driven to add value to others, along with directing them towards their own path of success by creating World Class behaviours on and off the court to ensure personal and athletic 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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Scott Rollinson PR & Communications Manager

Scott Rollinson has worked as a journalist, sports commentator and television presenter for more than a decade across television, radio and online platforms right across Australia. 

Scott has hosted and commentated major sporting events, having anchored ABC Grandstand’s breakfast coverage of the London Olympics, worked from golf’s Open Championship in Scotland and commentated on rugby league, AFL, A-League, golf, rugby union and F1. 

Scott holds a Journalism degree as well as a Master of Business Administration (majoring in sports management).

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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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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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Amy Cundy Membership Coordinator

Amy comes from a background of competitive road and track cycling both as an athlete and behind the scenes in event management. In the last year she has been involved in the planning and delivery for the Mountain Bike and Track Cycling events at the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, and most recently all four cycling disciplines at the G2018 European Championships.

Amy joins the Squash Australia team with a passion for sport and will be responsible for membership services. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Business, majoring in Sport and Event Management at Griffith University.

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Thomas Calvert Performance Pathway Coach

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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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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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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