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Geebung Directors

George I.M. Hamilton (Chairman)

George Hamilton was elected to the committee in the mid 80's. He was elected Chairman after his father, the founding Chairman Hugh Hamilton, stepped down in 2002. 

George has three children (all members) with skiing and snowboarding being of great interest to the family. George has been actively enjoying the sport his entire life.  

George currently manages the family farm in Mudgee and has a great passion for regenerative agriculture. He is also involved in the Pub Industry.


Robert Newlinds (Vice-Chair)

Robert has been a member of the Club since 1982 and a Committee Member since 2002, holding the role of Club Secretary (2002-2020) elected Vice-Chair in 2020. He is a Barrister specialising in commercial law from Banco Chambers in Sydney. Robert is married with three children and lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.


Madeleine Hamilton (Club Secretary)

Madeleine has been a member of the Club since age 3 and was voted on to the Board at age 19 in 2008. She took on the role of Club Secretary in 2021. She is a keen skier, having skied Australia, Japan and Canada. Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and is currently the General Manager at an Agricultural Peak Industry Body. Her responsibilities on the Board cover Membership, Events and Communications.


Richard Grundy (Treasurer) 

Richard has been a member of Geebung Ski Club since 1979 and was elected to the board in 2021. He enjoys skiing, sailing and ocean swimming. He is a chartered accountant and lives in Northwood with his wife Jane. Their three children, Chris, Will and Annie are enthusiastic members of the club.


Shaun Branagan

Shaun Branagan has been a member of Geebung for over 30 years. During his uni days he was an instructor at Perisher but now prefers skiing at Thredbo with his two boys, Miles and Xavier who are also keen skiers and Geebung members.  Other interests include surfing and sailing. Shaun is the Creative Director of an advertising agency and lives in Wollstonecraft with his wife, Louise.


Matt Gillings

Matt joined the board in 2020 and is responsible for the website upgrade project.


Gemma Wawn

Gemma was elected to the board in 2021, coinciding with the year her father, Founding Member Steve Wawn, retired from the Board. Gemma has been a member of Geebung Ski Club since she was a young girl and has been an active skier her whole life spending time in both the Thredbo and Perisher lodges.  Gemma was actively involved in inter-schools ski racing and also worked as a ski instructor teaching kids in Whistler Blackcomb on a gap year.  Gemma holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Property Economics) from the University of Western Sydney.


Ella Lochhead

Ella joined Geebung in her 20s and is a keen skier who regularly uses both the Thredbo and Perisher clubs year-round. Ella was elected to the board in 2021.