Peter Newell OAM - ​President

A retired daily newspaper editor and CEO, Peter has been associated with registered clubs for almost his entire life.  Currently serving as Chairman of the Illawarra Steelers in Wollongong, NSW, where he has been a Director for 24 years, as well as serving as the Director of the St George Illawarra Dragons, Peter was first elected as President and Chairman of Clubs Australia in 2008.  Peter also serves as Chariman of ClubKENO Holdings​.

In 2003, Peter received an Order of Australia Medal for his service to the community.


Anthony Ball - Executive Director 

Anthony was appointed Executive Director of Clubs Australia on 28 June 2010.  He is also the CEO of ClubKENO Holdings and the Chief Executive Officer of ClubsNSW, the peak industry body for NSW clubs.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, a Certificate of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the American University's Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute in Washington DC.

Anthony has been involved in the club industry for over a decade. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Anthony was an Executive Manager at ClubsNSW, responsible for industry advocacy in the state and federal arenas.