Chief Executive Officer | Suzanne Long
Boldbridge Group Ltd (Nambour RSL Club is a division of)

Suzanne has been a member of the team since 1992. During this time Suzanne progressed through administration and management roles to now lead the Club as CEO and Company Secretary. Under her leadership, the Club in 2018 grown from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee and has significant plans for the development of a new Community Club at Sippy Downs. The Nambour RSL Club has also undergone several major redevelopments and growth since Suzanne was appointed the role of General Manager in 2009.

Upon graduating from the 2008 Fosters Leadership Academy intake, Suzanne received the prestigious Future Industry Leader of Outstanding Potential Award. She holds a Certificate IV in Business, Certificate IV in Hospitality, Diploma of Hospitality Management, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, has completed several units in a Bachelor of Commerce and is a successful graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Suzanne is also a qualified Justice of the Peace and holds a CCM – Certified Club Manager Award.

With a passion for her career and the careers of the team she leads, Suzanne loves to see people reach their full potential. She dislikes seeing people do jobs they don’t enjoy and has the philosophy that ‘if you are passionate about what you do then you will always succeed’.

Suzanne was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and has two children, Mitchell and Madison.

Assistant General Manager | Laurie Williams

Laurie joined the Nambour RSL Club team in 1994. During this time Laurie has progressed through the ranks holding positions as Bar Manager, Human Resources manager, Operations Manager to his now current role as Assistant General Manager.

With a strong passion for the hospitality industry and the Nambour RSL Club, Laurie previously held the position of President of the Club Managers Association (Sunshine Coast Zone) and is a current member and former Chairperson of the Nambour and Hinterland Liquor Accord (CALM). He is also an active member of the community and has been involved in various community groups including NYU Football and North Arm State School.

Laurie’s qualifications include- Certificate IV OHS, FSA Certificate, Diploma of Management, Diploma of Hospitality (Management) and the CCM – Certified Club Manager Award.

Laurie is married to Tracy and has three sons, Joshua, Clayton and Dominic.

Financial Controller | Tracey Tyrie

Tracey joined the team as Financial Controller in early 2017. A 10-year veteran in the role of Financial Controller of a major Sunshine Coast Club prior to joining Nambour RSL Club, Tracey brings a wealth of financial expertise to the team with over 30-year experience in the Club industry.

As an accounting professional, Tracey has worked in accounting practices, the import/export industry and in various hotels and Clubs, with roles including Contract Accountant and Financial Controller. At the Nambour RSL Club she oversees all finance and IT functions within the business.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Business Accounting from the University of the Sunshine Coast and is accredited as a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) from Deakin University. Tracey attended the World Conference of Accountants in 2018 as part of her passion for ongoing professional development and in . 2008 was a Finalist in the Sunshine Coast Businesswoman of the Year.

Tracey is married to Jim with two children and one grandson, and enjoys travelling with her favourite destination being Scotland.

Marketing & Communications Manager | Kathryn Hopwood

Kathryn has commenced as the new Marketing and Communications Manager in 2020.

She holds a Bachelor of Business (Management & Marketing) from QUT and has over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience in a variety of industries including transport, travel, tourism, education and automotive. Kathryn enjoys the challenge of learning new sectors and their audiences. Her passion is strategic planning and coming up with new and creative ways to engage with customers.

Kathryn manages our marketing strategy from advertising, entertainment, social media, corporate sponsorships and all that lies between. She thrives on the diversity within her role, the vast connections it’s presented to her and the performance-driven team that she engages with each day.

Kathryn, her husband, Adam, and four children enjoy an active lifestyle, hanging out with their two little dogs, Harry and Archie, and heading to the beach on weekends and holidays.

Executive Chef | Matthew Smyth

This is Matthew’s second time with Nambour RSL Club as Executive Chef, re-joining the team in 2016.

Matt’s experience spans across continents with lead roles in St Regis Hotel Beijing China, Atlantis Sheraton Zurich Switzerland, Le Meridien Resort Spa and Casino Vanuatu, as well as appointments across many luxury hotels and Clubs in Australia including the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Four Points by Sheraton Port Macquarie, Compass Group, Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and more locally Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa.

Matt has achieved much in his career and has been recognised many times through industry awards, though his humble and introverted nature may make you think otherwise. Most recently he was recognised as the Club Chef of the Year in the 2018 Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence, an award that came from many months of hard work and support from his team.

Matt brings class and creativity to Nambour RSL Club’s cuisine offering and is leading the food team to deliver consistently exciting menu’s that set a benchmark for Clubs on the Sunshine Coast. His non-aggressive and considered approach makes him a pleasure to work with and loved by his staff, colleagues and customers alike and probably went a long way in securing him Employee of the Year at Lake Crackenback.