Kimberley Talbot
Group CEO

Kimberley Talbot has been the Group Chief Executive Officer for Richmond Club since 2005 – but her ties to the club go back more than two decades.

Kimberley held the role of general Manager of Richmond Club since the year 2000.

With the guidance and collaboration of the Richmond Club board, Kimberley has driven the growth and transformation of this vital community asset to include aged care services and accommodation.

She’s also been instrumental in preserving the prestigious Richmond Golf Course through the development of the Richmond Golf Club, while also implementing a multi-year business strategy, diversifying revenue streams and providing leadership to a workforce of more than 230.

Kimberley has been recognised for professional achievements numerous times, including being awarded for outstanding contribution to the club movement by ClubsNSW.

The board is proud to have formed the Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust and appointed the independent Cancer Trust to oversee and raise the funds in line with Kimberley’s vision for more services to the Hawkesbury, especially in the oncology and infusion fields.

Geoff Luscombe
Chairman
1994 – Current

Geoff Luscombe brings attributes of leadership, professionalism, and ethics to his 13 year role as chairman of the Richmond Club board.

Geoff is a third generation local who joined the club aged 18. His connection with it dates back to 1947 when his father and uncle were two of the 22 individuals who established the club after returning home from war.

Geoff’s father remained on the board for 50 years. Geoff succeeded him in 1997, at which point he went on to serve as vice chairman for seven years,  then chairman. Geoff, his father and his uncle are all life members. To this day his mother is the only female life member of the Richmond Club.

Geoff was in the local police force for 18 years. Upon retirement he established a successful real estate business. Geoff is especially proud of the club’s nursing home build, golf club acquisition, impact of the cancer trust and Wanderest Park, and expects further success with the new hotel, upstairs function room and extensions to the club.

Garry Watterson
Vice Chairman
2003 – Current

Garry Watterson is a seasoned director in the district, having served on many groups in the community. They include the international dragway, community action group, the powerboat club for over a decade and a hot rod club where he is a life member of more than 25 years.

Garry’s parents were members of the Richmond Club and both served on the board for nearly two decades. Garry is vice chairman of both Hawkesbury Living and the Richmond Club. He is enormously proud of the club’s community initiatives including work with local people experiencing homelessness, sports sponsorships, oncology services and aged care. The community-focused local, born and raised in the Hawkesbury, regularly liaises with government and senior public servants.

For a decade Garry played a central role in the Skilled Olympics, including its inaugural year. He has achieved significant success over a decade as a founding manager of UWSConnect.

Peter Chidgey
Director
2005 – Current

Peter Chidgey has served on the Richmond Club board for fifteen years. He was initially appointed for his strategic planning expertise in aged care at a time when the club was undertaking the monumental Hawkesbury Living merger.

A Richmond Rotarian for more than 30 years, Peter has a community-first mindset coupled with vocational knowledge in real estate and aged care.

His knowledge of land, population, zoning, acquisitions and growth opportunities has contributed to the expansion of the nursing home from 65 to 138 beds in a decade and the acquisition of the Richmond Golf Club.

The proprietor of real estate franchises in Pitt Town, Richmond and Windsor enjoys the camaraderie and entrepreneurial culture of the board that allows it to realise its vision and thrive through challenges such as changes to smoking regulations and the introduction of poker machines to clubs.

James Bullock
Director
2015 – Current

James Bullock joined the board as a former director of the Richmond Golf Club, where he was treasurer during the amalgamation with Richmond Club.

After 50 plus years of experience in local business across North Richmond and Windsor, James’ son has now taken the reins to the family business. James has taken the opportunity to return to the books, studying chaplaincy.

James brings to the board stability, inclusiveness and a balanced approach to decision making. He is buoyed by delivering the club’s vision from a masterplan set over 25 years ago, which is underpinned by a desire to build a healthy and inclusive community. James is also a director of over 15 years of the Kurrajong Nursing Home, where he has been the treasurer. He believes the successful expansion of the nursing home delivers a critical service in the community.

Joining the Richmond Club board six years ago, James says the appointment of the club to host the Senior’s PGA has been a coup for the region.

Dianne Finch
Director
2015 – Current

Dianne Finch is the former deputy mayor of Hawkesbury who chaired innumerable committees during her tenure on council between 2007 and 2011.

Her professional experiences include time as the global marketing manager for a major Sydney resort, launching a global export business, and careers in banking, fashion and importing.

Prior to joining the Richmond Club board, Dianne had deep regard for its role as a community hub where local organisations like the Rural Fire Service and Rotary could meet free of charge.

A community-minded leader, Dianne has been president of Legacy and involved with charities for assisting the homeless, a local Anglican church, and the bushfire brigade.

The highly connected local grew up in Kurrajong, where she still lives today today, and is renowned for her positivism, political aptitude, promotional skills, and innovative thinking. Dianne is also a marriage celebrant and Justice of the Peace.

Elissa Esposito
Director
2019 – Current

Elissa Esposito is a highly engaged member of the Richmond Club whose appointment to the board provides a direct connection to the current and future membership base. Relocating to the Richmond area with her husband’s military career in the mid 2000s, the couple now operate a successful, independent finance company providing mortgages and refinancing to the community.

They provide residential loans, business loans, car and equipment leasing and secured and unsecured personal loans to their clients across the Hawkesbury and Penrith region.

As an active user of the Richmond Club’s many facilities – from the gym to the bistro – Elissa is an approachable representative of the board. Her perspective as a mum, business woman and club member ensures members and the local community are at the core of all her decision making.

Scott Rielly
Director
2019 – Current

Scott Rielly has been on the Group Board of Director since 2019 following several years on the Richmond Golf Club management committee.

Professionally, Scott developed a crucial skill set in senior roles within Coca-Cola Euro-Pacific over the last 25 years and is known for his exceptional management of people.

Scott has been an engaged member of the golf club since 2011 and served on the management committee from 2018, navigating the golf club through a period of unrest. Scott brings structured, proactive and analytical long-term thinking as a director, and a long history with community sporting organisations including NSW Rugby League, softball, Little Athletics, and Football NSW. He is raising a family of three boys in the Hawkesbury.

Peter Williams
Director
2021 – Current

Peter Williams is a second generation nRichmond Club member. His lengthy banking career provides crucial finance judgements, risk awareness and business sense to the Richmond Club’s development.

Peter is a business finance executive with a big four bank whose critical thinking and niche knowledge of specialised lending to licensed clubs, aged care and franchising underpins sound business sense. His forward thinking enables the growth ambitions of the club.

Peter has a particular interest in aged care – his mother resided in the Richmond nursing home until she was 91.

He has been a member of the club since he was 18, a keen member of the golf club, and even held his wedding reception at the club nearly 30 years ago.

The newest director on the board considers it an honour and significant responsibility to be a custodian of the members’ club and this evolving community hub.