Surfing NSW – New Chair and Deputy Chair (July 2024)

Surfing NSW today announced the election of Ben Rolleston as its new Chair, and Lyndel Gray as Deputy Chair. This follows the resignation of John O’Neill and Harry Hodge from the Board of Directors after almost 15 years of esteemed service.

Maroubra Beach, NSW (Wednesday, 10th Jan) Surfing NSW is thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with Club Med, the market-leader of premium all-inclusive holidays, reaffirming a shared commitment to offering exceptional experiences in the world’s most picturesque locations.

Surfing NSW CEO, Lucas Townsend, shared his excitement about the ongoing collaboration:

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with Club Med, a brand that has become a natural extension of our surfing community,” said Townsend “Throughout the past year, our surfers have welcomed Club Med into the fold with their support of surfing and extensive portfolio of luxury, global resorts.” 

“As we step into the next phase of our collaboration, we are excited to build deeper connections between our surfers and Club Med, fueled by a shared love of travel, adventure and quality experiences.”

Club Med will maintain a dynamic presence at select Surfing NSW competitions, such as the renowned Port Stephens Surf Festival, an exciting up-coming event at URBNSURF Sydney, and participate in various club events. The successful alliance will extend into exciting new opportunities for our community, to be unveiled in the coming months.

Michelle Davies, General Manager for Club Med Pacific said:“We are thrilled to announce the renewal of our partnership with Surfing NSW, reinforcing our shared commitment of providing unforgettable experiences.

“Over the past year, we’ve loved working together and see great alignment. With our enhanced surfing offering in our Maldives Club Med resorts we are positive this partnership will allow the surfing community the ability to explore the world around us.

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Surfing NSW and the surfing community.”

About Club Med:

With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive resorts in sun and snow destinations worldwide, Club Med is a pioneer in creating all-encompassing holiday experiences. Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to delivering holidays that go beyond relaxation, offering guests the opportunity to try new activities, connect with local cultures, rejuvenate, and contribute positively to the destinations they visit.

Club Med’s all-inclusive packages and innovative services are designed to create a hassle-free vacation, allowing guests to indulge in their passions and enjoy every moment of their stay.

For more information on the partnership and the benefits it brings to the Surfing NSW community, please visit surfingnsw.com.au and clubmed.com.au.

Mark Windon
OAM Executive Director

Felicity Conlan
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Francis Coady
Board Member

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Patron

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