Committee Members 2020
President – Olaf Schuermann
After nearly thirty years as an economic policy adviser/researcher, including nearly twenty years as an executive in the Federal Treasury, I now do some consultancy on economic/foreign investment matters. I am also a tour guide showing the best of Canberra and lead some overseas tours to Europe.
I have been involved with badminton as a social player and club manager for many years. After starting to learn the game rather late in the piece when I was a student at the ANU in the early 1980s, I also played at other clubs (in Canberra, Sydney, London and Germany) and helped in an administrative capacity at the UC club. I have now run the Gungahlin Club for over a decade and it has grown exponentially, reflecting the growing population and interest in the sport in the region. I have also been on the ACTBA Committee for a few years.
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Vice-President – Alan Kisbee
Alan is a badminton player who enjoys entering local and interstate competitions. Alan was raised in Adelaide where he first learned to play at the ripe old age of 10. He started competing in weekly club competitions at 16 something he is keen to try to start up in Canberra. After moving to Canberra in 1990 he tried other competitive sports like Indoor Cricket and Paintball, before going back to playing badminton in 2000. With age comes responsibilities and the ability to compete in veterans and master’s competitions. After seeing how well ACT teams do in veteran’s competitions, he volunteered for the Vice President role in an attempt to give something back to the local badminton community and reinvigorate social competitive play in the ACT. Alan currently works for the Australian Taxation Office as an IT Architect.
Contact details: VicePres@badmintonact.org.au
Secretary – Robynne Mah
Robynne started playing badminton at a very young age, competing in interschool tournaments as a teenager in Malaysia. She now enjoys playing socially at badminton clubs in Canberra. Robynne is a Chartered Accountant working in Assurance and Advisory at Deloitte Canberra.
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Treasurer – Raymond Kan
Raymond always enjoys playing badminton socially with his friends. He played in the school team when he was young and continued playing for a number of years socially before he migrated to Australia. Raymond is currently working as an audit director at Deloitte Canberra Office. He has extensive experience in the field of auditing and advisory services for both private and public sector entities. Raymond’s other interests include social soccer and painting.
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Match Secretary – Brideen Allen
Brideen returned to playing badminton around 11 years ago and has been an ACTBA Committee member since 2010. Prior to this Brideen held committee positions for Lanyon Little Athletics, ACT Little Athletics, and was a Board Director for St Mary McKillop Catholic College. Brideen works for the Australian Government in social policy, and tries to play in veteran comps when she can. She represented NSW as a junior and is currently active as a nationally certificated line judge who has officiated at the 2017 Sudirman Cup, the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Australian Badminton Open since 2012, and at the first Australian Para-badminton International and Oceania Championships in November 2018.
|Vice President||Alan Kisbee|
|Match Secretary||Brideen Allen|