RSL & Services Clubs

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

Glenn Cushion
VBF Director

Glenn prides himself on his extensive experience, which spans over 30 years within the Club industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Ingleburn RSL Club, a role Glenn has enjoyed since 2011. Commencing his career in hospitality, whilst working in the building industry, he decided to take up a full-time role in Club Operations and has continued on in that industry to date.

In addition to his current role at Ingleburn RSL Club, Glenn has held senior roles including Executive Manager, Group Marketing Manager and Venue Manager in large clubs which include Campbelltown Catholic Club, North Sydney Leagues Club, Bankstown Sports Club and Baulkham Hills Sports Club.

Glenn holds qualifications in Marketing, Business, and Club Management. He also holds the prestigious ACCM (Active Certified Club Manager) recognition which he was awarded by the Club Manager’s Association of Australia (CMAA). Glenn has been a member of the CEO’s Institute since 2013 and, in 2015 was elected President of the Nepean Zone of the CMAA.

Glenn is a strong advocate for and supports many of the initiatives encompassing Veteran Welfare and Community Engagement through the Club Grants Program, along with ongoing initiatives and projects driven by the industry. Glenn is honoured to play an important Directorship role with the Veterans Benevolent Fund to assist and contribute to the ongoing success of the organisation for the benefit of its Veteran community recipients.

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