Badminton Australia

Badminton Australia Board of Directors

Andrew Greenway – President


Andrew Greenway was elected as President December 4th 2018. Andrew is from Brisbane and is a HR Business Manager with the Queensland Government. He manages teams delivering HR activities to a group of Queensland Government Departments. He brings to the Board significant experience at management levels in the HR and payroll finance area as well as a significant background experience in badminton at all levels of the sport. Andrew is a coach and has coached and managed State senior and junior teams and junior National teams – most recently Andrew was a coach of the Australia Green Team at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney. Andrew has been a national selector and tournament director for international badminton events. Andrew has been President of Brisbane Badminton Association since 1996.

Geraldine Brown

Geraldine is from Launceston, and was a Training Consultant for Skills Tasmania and has now retired. Geraldine has been on the Board since 1997 and was BA President from 2008 – 2018. She has been an Australian representative player (as well as a Tasmanian and Victorian representative), an administrator of the sport in Tasmania and Nationally, a coach (Level 3) at junior and senior levels and a Team Manager of various Australian Teams including the Olympic Badminton Team (2004), Thomas Cup & Uber Cup Teams (2002 and 04), Commonwealth Games Team (2002). Geraldine currently holds the positions of President for Oceania Badminton Confederation, Vice President for BWF, Chair of BWF Women In Badminton.

Julie McDonald

Julie holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Business law, Diploma of International Marketing & Economics, and is a member of CPA Australia Ltd.  Julie is currently employed as Senior Business Manager – Western Victoria Primary Health Network limited (WVPHN) Geelong Victoria. Prior to that Julie has held Accountancy positions, and will bring strong accounting and audit and risk management skills to our organisation. Julie also has strong ties to sport, specifically Badminton, having represented Australia and played internationally, coached, and chaired several committees.

Sophia Varelas

Sophia is a Partner at PwC and a Legal practitioner practicing in Victoria. Sophia holds a Masters of Law (LLM), Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws. Sophia currently sits on the Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Disciplinary Tribunal and Appeals Board, and has a strong passion for all things sport. Sophia will bring legal expertise along with governance and broad commercial experience. She currently works with a broad range of private and public companies and is also experienced in working with government, charities and not for profit organisations.

Rayoni Nelson

Rayoni Nelson was appointed to the board in September 2021. Rayoni represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She represented South Australia at many national championships and represented Australia at the 1998, 2002 Uber Cup and represented Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Rayoni has a Bachelor of Management from the University of South Australia and Masters in Sport Management from Deakin University. Her professional experiences includes as a Board member of School Sport Australia,  a Manager of Physical Activity, Sport & Healthy Eating at VicHealth and is currently the CEO of School Sport Victoria.