Movers & Shakers | January Edition

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The DWS Gaming Newsletter will now bring you insightful updates on the dynamic landscape of senior management within the club industry. In this edition, we delve into significant appointments and restructuring initiatives that have shaped the industry in recent times.

1. Broadbeach Bowls Club’s New Leadership

Broadbeach Bowls Club, known for its iconic barefoot bowls experience, has appointed Simon Neale as its General Manager. With a background as the former Catering Manager at Tallebudgera Surf Club and six years as the Catering Manager at Queensland Parliament House, Simon brings a wealth of experience. Working under the new chairmanship of Wayne Adams, Simon is set to rejuvenate the club’s services and operations.

Left to right: Neil Shaw, Peter Constance & John Dickson

2. Internal Restructures at City Golf Club and Club Helensvale


Responding to years of diversification and rapid growth, City Golf Club and Club Helensvale have approved internal restructures effective from January 1st. Neil Shaw, formerly the Operations Manager at City Golf Club, now serves as the Group General Manager, with Peter Constance stepping into the role of the group’s CEO. 

At Club Helensvale, amidst a $35 million redevelopment, Wayne Moffat has taken the helm as the group’s CEO, and Damon Gerebtzoff has been promoted to General Manager. The club has also introduced a new position, Sports Operations Manager, filled by Chris Faulkner, reflecting the growth of bowls and sporting interests.

3. Broncos Leagues Club – A New Chapter Unfolds:

Broncos Leagues Club, a cornerstone in Queensland’s club industry, has witnessed notable changes with the departure of Joe Kelly. Tom Streater, a former Queensland club manager with an extensive background, including a stint as General Manager at Aspley Hornets, has taken the reins as CEO. Tom, holding an MBA and Bachelor of Business, has attracted new executives to the club, including Executive Chef Daniel Fleming. Dan, an accomplished chef with a five-star culinary pedigree, embarked on his Chef journey at Hilton Adelaide in the 90s and later returned as the Executive Chef from 2016-2018. With experiences at renowned establishments like Sirromet Winery, the Regatta Hotel and the Gabba, he now oversees the multi-outlet and high-volume food business at the Broncos, bringing his expertise in both quality and quick-service dining.

From left to right: Tony Saunders (Group Communications Manager, CTA Training & DWS Hospitality Specialists), Tom Streater (CEO Broncos Club), Dan Fleming (Executive Chef Broncos Club) & John Dickson

Together, they aim to chart a new future for this popular venue.


As the club industry undergoes transformative changes, these recent appointments and restructuring initiatives underscore the resilience and adaptability of clubs to meet evolving demands. Stay tuned for more insights in the future editions of the DWS Gaming Newsletter.

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