Rod Bannister Carrara Squash professional - Interim Operations Manager

Rod joined the Carrara Squash Centre in August 2019 and has a highly decorated playing and coaching career in squash.

Rod was a stand-out player in New Zealand where he won seven national titles across Juniors, Seniors and Masters. He has also represented New Zealand at National level.

Rod brings a wealth of experience to his position where he has coached in New Zealand, Australia, Trinidad, Namibia, Hong Kong and Germany from beginner to elite level.

He is very good with people and prides his communication and natural love of the sport and people to bring the best out of himself, the players that he coaches and through his networks. 

Rod is also a published author with his book - Fitness from the Inside Out, 40 Life Lessons Learned Over 40.

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Board of Directors

David Mandel Director

David played squash for nearly thirty years at club level. This was from his university days at the University of Sussex, England, until ten years ago in Australia, when his knee failed. And in between, when in America he not only played but also commenced training as a referee, an activity that lapsed upon his return to Melbourne.

David has 25 years of employment by multinationals in the UK, USA and Australia, rising to running the Australia subsidiary of a listed USA Fortune 500 company. While the functional skills were finance and treasury, the strategic and analytical abilities have driven the contributions he has made in the later and now current roles.

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Dale Robbins Director

Dale an active squash player within the masters squash environment, has a specialist background in Marketing and Strategies working in the automotive industry. Dale is currently the state sales manager for Nissan Motor Co.

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Larry Malan Director
Larry has been playing squash since his army days in 1973 and is still an active Masters member. 
He is part of Bond Rugby's mentoring program and runs a number of local businesses and franchises.
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Richard Vaughan Company Secretary

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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