B. Business (Sports Management), Grad. Cert. Finance & HR, Grad Cert. Marketing. Cert IV in Workplace & Business;
Coaching & the use of over 100 development tools
Paul Vardy joined Synergy Global at the start of 2014 as Team Leader – Membership Organisations & Sport. He comes from executive roles in sports & member-based clubs. Paul began to develop an early understanding of leadership as a School Captain & an Australian Youth Representative at the Barcelona Olympic Games. After completing university whilst working in successful stints at the Victorian Olympic Council, Victorian Golf Association & the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, he chose a stimulating path of private golf club management.
He progressed in Assistant Manager roles at The Eastern Golf Club & Yarra Yarra Golf Club, & Australia’s number one golf club, Royal Melbourne. In his various roles he excelled at all aspects of management; member service, finance, HR, marketing, membership, hospitality & golf programs. He has been involved in extensive event management & the hosting of eight international professional golf tournaments, working alongside organisations such as IMG & SFX Sports. He has significant project management experience with the clubhouse redevelopment planning at Yarra Yarra Golf Club & the $7m clubhouse redevelopment at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club amongst various other major projects.
He was later appointed as General Manager at The Kew Golf Club in 2008 where he was closely involved with the most significant changes in the club in 40 years, most notably the upgrading of the golf course to couch grass & new approaches, greens & bunkering. Other projects included: upgrades to water infrastructure, clubhouse & car park.
He’s very experienced in liaising with Councils, engineers, neighbours, contractors & various other authorities.
His expertise & key interests focus around these themes:
Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change
Executive Coaching for Behavioural Change
Board/Management effectiveness & governance training to develop High Performing Teams
Staff Engagement, Motivation & other HR/OD Issues, including Performance Management
Paul works with Golf Australia in the position of Club Support Manager, under the strategy of golf’s peak body to improve club viability. This allows Paul to use his skills to assist Australia’s 1,500 golf facilities to adapt to change & thrive into the future. He has outstanding interpersonal skills & interest in people that enables him to authentically connect with all types of personalities & build effective teams. In his various roles has won the respect of club members, staff, boards, industry colleagues, consultants & contractors & he can help you too.