Richard Vaughan took the helm at Squash Australia in 2015, joining from Badminton Ireland where he was Chief Executive Officer for four years.
Richard was a former World No. 6 badminton player, winning European and Commonwealth Games medals.
In Ireland he oversaw the transformation of the Organisation from one of insolvency in 2011 to the leading Small to Medium National Sports Governing Body in Ireland, increasing revenue from €1.1 million to €1.6 million, increasing participation rates and the development of a new National Badminton Centre. The Performance Programme was equally successful, based at Trinity College campus the programme has two Olympians, three European Games medallists and European Junior Champion.
Prior to Ireland Richard was a Digital Specialist for Gravit-e part of the K3 Group where he project managed large integrated ICT developments and advised on eCommerce, digital marketing and social media strategy.
Richard is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the High Performance Commission at Badminton Europe, a Member of the Institute of Directors, he has consulted for the Badminton World Federation around the Olympic Games and Coach Education, developed a High Performance System in Barcelona, Spain and developed a Performance Pathway Strategy for ASPIRE in Qatar.