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Staff & Committee Roles

Canterbury Golf Executive Committee

Dion Kerr website2Dion Kerr (Clearwater), President

Dion Kerr joined the Executive Committee in October 2020 and has been the President since December 2023. Dion, a former Canterbury representative rugby player, is the director of several businesses bringing to the role a complimentary background of business and sports experience. Dion is a member of the Clearwater Golf Club and is keen to be part of ensuring that Canterbury Golf is committed to seeing the game of golf continue to grow and develop in the Canterbury region, through a network of well-connected and supported Clubs.





James Barclay

James Barclay (Ellesmere), Vice President

James joined the Canterbury Golf Executive in 2021. His paid employment is the Finance Manager at Lyttelton Port Company and his other job is unpaid Uber driver for his two children, after that he is allowed the occasional round of golf. Previously he has been on the Ellesmere Golf Club committee and held a variety of roles including Club Captain. He is the current Ellesmere representative to the Canterbury Central Committee. 


Michael Rondel (Harewood and Hanmer Springs), Executive Committee Member
Kate Johnstone (Christchurch), Executive Committee Member
Peter MacDonald (Russley), Executive Committee Member
John Thompson (Waitikiri), Executive Committee Member
Margaret-Mary Coughlan (Clearwater) Executive Committee Member 
Ian Donaldson (Coringa), Executive Committee Member
Pip O'Regan, Executive Committee Member

Canterbury Golf Sub Committee Chairs

Womens Committee - Debbie Scott (Harewood)
Canterbury North Committee - Robin Bosson (Culverden)
Central Canterbury Committee - Wayne Hallinan (Weedons)
Metro Committee - Noel Stewart (Waimairi Beach)
Events Committee - John Thompson (Waitikiri)
Age Group Committee - Tim May (Russley)


Canterbury Golf Staff

General Manager, Pathways and Performance - Blair Minton

Blair started with Canterbury Golf in June 2021 and has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management from Lincoln University to go with 10 plus years of experience working in the sports sector with previous NSO roles working in Club Capability and Player Welfare/Development. Originally starting as the organisations Golf Development Manager he started in the newly formed role of General Manager - Pathways and Performance in August 2023, the role includes:

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Golf Operations & Support - Mike Millward

Mike started at Canterbury Golf in November 2014 and has an extensive business and administrative background. His role includes all organisational aspects of golf interclub, competitions and events, including:


Mike is the friendly face that greets anyone visiting the Canterbury Golf office, and goes out of his way to ensure that all enquiries are dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner.

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Participation Coordinator - Catherine Palmer

NZWGOLF071221 46 RS2Catherine joined Canterbury Golf in September 2022, in the full-time role of Participation Coordinator that was created due to the phenomenal growth and increased focus on work fostering participation in golf, including overseeing our very successful Futures Canterbury programme.

Catherine is well known to most in the golfing community, bringing to the position a wealth of golf experience having played since a young age, playing many years of Pollock Cup and representing the Canterbury Senior Women’s Team, and being part of New Zealand development squads and teams.

Her work experience includes being a Pro Shop Assistant, SNAG/Golf in Schools Instructor, First Tee coach, and volunteer club coach. She has also had administrative/office experience working for an accounting firm.

This role includes the following areas of work:

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Matt McLean website5Event and Programme Facilitator (Part-time, fixed term) - Matt McLean

Having been involved with Canterbury Golf as a contracted Futures Coach since late 2021, Matt commenced the part-time fixed-term position of Event and Programme Facilitator with Canterbury Golf in January 2024. A former Canterbury and NZ representative player and current NZPGA playing professional, Matt brings a wealth of golf experience and enthusiasm to the role coupled with a Bachelor in Sport and Recreation Management. 

This role includes the following areas of work:


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375 McLeans Island Road, Harewood

Postal Address:
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