Vale Ian Johnson
The CCV Board is sorry to advise that the Chairman Ian Johnson passed away in June 2019. Ian was a guiding light in the formation and development of Community Clubs Association of Victoria (CCAV) where he accepted chairmanship from day one. He was on the steering committee that successfully negotiated the seamless merge between CCAV and Clubs Victoria in 2014 and was chairman of CCV until his untimely death.
He was an astute and no- nonsense chairman and his guidance will be hugely missed.
Prior to that Ian had been a great contributor to a number of clubs.
*Committee member and VP of Melbourne Football Club
*Committee member and VP, Chirnside Park Country Club
*Committee member and VP of Yarra Valley Country Club
*Member and, as always, a great contributor to the Kew and Portsea Golf Clubs and the Sorrento Football Club.
Leon Wiegard OAM – Executive President
Leon has 20 years’ experience as a Director/President of Victoria’s and Australia’s not for profit club’s peak bodies (Clubs Australia, Clubs Vic, CCAV and now CCV). He is a life member of the AFL and Chair of the Olympians Clubs of Victoria and Australia. Leon is a former President of Fitzroy Football Club, Clubs Victoria and the Community Clubs Association of Victoria. Inaugural Hall of Fame inductee, Victorian PGA and Hall of Fame inductee for Water Polo Australia.
General Manager of Chirnside Park Country Club since 1994. Clubs Victoria Club Manager of the Year for 2002. Former member of Clubs Victoria Board from 2005, serving as councilor, Treasurer, Vice President and then President. Member of the organising committee for the 2001 & 2011 Golf Management Australia Conference. Founding Board member Community Clubs Victoria.
Des Barnard -Treasurer
Board member, Director of Club Support Group, former manager Club Italia and former general manager of St Albans Sports Club. A former President and Life Member of St Albans Football Club, a past Chairman and life member of St Albans Sports Club, and a Life Member of the Western Region Football League. Founding Board member Community Clubs Victoria.
Mark has been in hospitality all of his working life and is CEO of the Celtic Club which is currently operating out of the Metropolitan Hotel in North Melbourne. Mark’s former roles have been General Manager at Midlands Golf Club, Sunbury Bowling Club, Kooringal Golf Club and the Swan Hill Club.
Greg is CEO of the Swan Hill Club, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club and the successful Riverside Spoons restaurant in Swan Hill. He is also Deputy Chair of the Murray Regional Tourism Board, Committee Member (and former President) of the NSW chapter of the Club Managers Association, Riverina Murray Zone. He is the current Chairperson of Golf on the Murray Inc.
Former President of Mulgrave Country Club for 11 years and a Board Member of the club since 2001, having previously held the position of Secretary and Vice president. Twenty eight years service with the Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd and almost 20 years with Bayer Australia Ltd as Financial Controller.
The CCV Board operates under the following Board Charter.