Tony Rijs


With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Municipal Engineering, and a Master of Social Science, I have spent over 30 years working in the local government sector. As a General Manager I have been responsible for leading a broad range of services including statutory and strategic planning, parks and recreation, capital works and community services.

More recently I have worked as a Director at Sustainability Victoria and have held senior roles with a number of the state’s Waste Management Groups. During my working career I have developed skills in budgeting, staff management and governance and provided support to State Boards and numerous Local Government Committees.

My board experience includes terms as a Director of the Institute of Public Works Engineering, Victoria Division (1994-2009), a Board Member and Chair of SERGASCO and as a committee member of the Mount Evelyn Tennis Club.

I have been a proud member of Woodlands since 1989 and have previously participated in the clubs Strategy and Water Committees.

Paul Reeves


Golf has been part of my life since playing my first game as a 16 year old, having completed an apprenticeship working on Morack Golf Course I worked in maintenance and construction before eventually becoming Facility Manager 14 years later.  I then moved into golf construction for another 10 years before spending the last 12 years as a golf course designer.  I have a Diploma in Turf Management and Business, a Life Member of Apex, Board member of the Apex Foundation for Research into Intellectual Disability and I am current Honorary Secretary / Treasurer of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects.  I joined Woodlands in 2016. 

James Carroll


I have spent my career working in the areas of corporate finance, and commercial management across the service and IT industries. I have acted as Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Director of both listed and unlisted companies  and have sat on and worked with Boards for over 25 years.  I have worked extensively across international markets, especially in Europe and the US and have been responsible for the financial management  and corporate governance of business across those regions as well as domestically. I joined Woodlands in 2007.

Craig Girvan


I’ve been a regular golfer and Woodlands member for 10 years. Prior to this I kept fit playing pennant squash for 25 years. My early career included the Royal Australian Navy and construction. I joined Kraft Foods and had a 29 year career in Food Manufacturing both in Australia and internationally, including 6 years living in Europe and then China. My expertise is in food production, project management and business development. My later career continued as a consultant project manager with Fonterra, Bega Cheese and Lion Dairy and Drinks. I enjoy travelling internationally and sailing around the Greek islands when possible and I’ve recently become an active member of the Mazda MX5 motorsport club.

David Stevenson


I have worked in financial markets since 1996.  Initially, I worked as an equities analyst at a mid-sized broking firm, before moving to JBWere in 2000 where I began managing funds on behalf of clients.  I became a founding partner at Evans & Partners in 2007.  My clients are not for profit organisations along with a number of family groups.  I first became a member of Woodlands in 1988 before resigning in 2003 due to family commitments.  I returned to Woodlands in 2014.  I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the club.




Deanna Wittey


Originally from Perth WA, I have called Melbourne my home for the last 30 years. 

With a bachelor’s degree in business, I have spent much of my career in the finance industry. I have assisted various business achieve their strategic plans through innovated finance solutions as well provide out-of-the-box solutions through various grants and financial assistance programs.  With what is now a highly regulated industry I have written, prepared and trained many businesses in all aspects of compliance and best interest duty.

New to golf, I joined Woodlands through the first Women’s Introductory Program and what a thrill this has been. I look forward to bringing my skills both varied and wide to the Woodlands Board and to continue to further the success of this wonderful club.



Joanne Dutton


With a PhD in Physics I have spent the majority of my career transforming the telecommunications sector using the latest technologies.  Initially I worked as a management consultant for Accenture deploying high speed internet services across Europe. The last 15 years has been working for telco operators in various Exec Leadership Positions across Strategy & Planning,  Network Engineering and IT. Capabilities include Portfolio Management of large scale capital budgets,  strategy & planning and transformational leadership.  I took part in the Women’s Introductory Programme in 2020 after a 15 year break from Golf while my sons were growing up and enjoy now playing with my eldest son. I am looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the club.

Alistair Barkhouse



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