RSL & Services Clubs Association

Veterans Benevolent Fund Board

John Millar
VBF Chairman

John Millar was elected to the Board of Dubbo RSL Memorial Club in 1993, and has been Club President since 2002 and elected a Life Member this year. He was CEO of the Dubbo R.S.L. Aged Care Association for 16 years prior to retiring in 2010.

He has been Treasurer of the Dubbo RSL Sub Branch for the past 17 years, and Sub Branch Trustee since 1996.

John was a Director of Macquarie Credit Union for 9 years prior to resigning in 2013. He served in the Royal Australian Navy for nine years and saw active service in Far East Campaigns.

Board Member since 2017
RSL & Services Clubs Association Director since 2009

Andrew Bell
VBF Director

General Manager of Wagga Wagga RSL Club, Andrew Bell, was appointed as a Director of the Association on 16 June 2005 to fill a casual vacancy and was Vice-Chairman from 2009 - 2016.

Andrew has worked in the industry for 25 years, commencing at Mathoura Bowling Club and then Deniliquin RSL as Deputy General Manager and later General Manager, before moving to Wagga RSL in 1997. He is also the Riverina State Councillor on ClubsNSW, Vice President of the Southern Sports Academy, a Director of the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber and a Director of the Operation CARE Benevolent Fund.

Board Member Since 2017
RSL & Services Clubs Association Director since 2005
Director of Operation CARE Benevolent Fund

Michael Brennan
VBF Director

Michael is currently General Manager of Woonona Bulli RSL Club. He began his career in clubs 21 years ago and has worked in 3 of the largest clubs in the Illawarra. Starting at the bottom while studying a commerce degree at Wollongong University he has held positions in finance, gaming and operations before becoming General Manager in 2012.

He has 7 years of industry association experience as an active Director of Leagues Clubs Australia from 2005 to 2012 before joining the RSL Association.

He has remained committed to the industry because of its diversity and the continual challenges its faces to remain relevant to the communities that support us.

Board Member since 2017
RSL & Services Clubs Association Director since 2017

Bob Humphrys
VBF Director

Bob has been a director of CEX Group at Coffs Harbour for 24 years and Vice president for 19 years.

He served in the Army with RAEME, with active service in South Vietnam after which he worked with the Civil Aviation Authority for 20 years. He is a past President of the Coffs Harbour Vietnam Veterans Association and was Pensions and Welfare Officer for 18 years. He is also Chairman of The Federation of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs.

Board Member since 2018
RSL & Services Clubs Association Founding Director
Life Member

Glenn Cushion
VBF Director

Glenn has been in the club industry for over 30 years and been Chief Executive Officer at Ingleburn RSL Club since 2011. Commencing as a casual bar and poker machine attendant whilst working in the building industry before taking up a full-time role in club operations.

Glenn has held senior roles in large clubs including Campbelltown Catholic Club, North Sydney Leagues Club, Bankstown Sports Club and Baulkham Hills Sports Club. Those roles have included Executive Manager of Club Operations, Group Marketing Manager, Gaming Manager and Venue Management.

Glenn’s qualifications include Diploma’s in Marketing, Events, Advanced Diploma in Club Management, the Active Certified Club Managers (ACCM) through the Club Managers Association. Glenn has been a member of the CEO’s Institute since 2013 and is currently President of the Nepean Zone of the Club Managers Association since 2015.

Glenn is a keen advocate for industry and RSL Clubs’ support for Veteran Welfare and Community Engagement through the Club Grants Program in addition to association initiatives and projects.

Board Member since 2018

Garrie Gibson
Company Secretary

From a diverse and broad career in public affairs, Garrie came to the CEO role after working as a government relations and issues management consultant for a variety of industry associations, major corporations and community organisations. He had previously been a consultant to the club industry, working with ClubsNSW, ClubsQld and Leagues Clubs Australia, as well as a large number of clubs across NSW and the ACT on government relations, marketing, membership development and campaign management and is currently a State Councillor of ClubsNSW.

CEO/Company Secretary of RSL & Services Clubs Association since 2014
CEO/Company Secretary of KYLC Benevolent Fund
CEO/Company Secretary of Operation CARE Benevolent Fund