Badminton Australia

Badminton Australia Staff

Clare Walker – Acting CEO and National Participation & Shuttle Smash Manager

Clare is currently the acting CEO of Badminton Australia and is our National Participation & Shuttle Smash Manager. Clare is responsible for the program development, management and continued growth into the future. Along with championing sport wide participation and youth engagement for the Shuttle Smash program.



Anita Barbuto – Finance Coordinator

Anita is the Finance Coordinator for Badminton Australia and oversees budget development, processing of accounts payable and receivable

Leanne Choo – National Senior Coach

Leanne Choo manages the National Senior program in the role of National Senior Coach, and works closely with the players who are part of the National Senior Program.

Vountus – National Senior Assistant Coach

Vountus Indra Mawan Saniru is the assistant coach with the National Senior program, and works closely with the players who are part of the National Senior Program. Vountus is also the head coach for Badminton Victoria.

Renuga Veeran – National Development Manager

Renuga Veeran is responsible for overseeing the Badminton Australia development program, working closely with talented athletes and their coaches to produce the next group of international players for Australia

Peter Roberts – Events Coordinator

Peter is the Events Coordinator, managing Badminton Australia’s national events, including the National Championships and any other Falcons selection events that may occur. 

Loke Poh Wong – Event Director – Australian Badminton Open

Loke Poh Wong has been a key figure in the badminton events space and is in the role of Event Director – Australian Badminton Open. Loke Poh has a strong background in all areas of events dating back to 1977 and from grassroots through to BWF International level.

Djoeke Hoedemaker – High Performance Support Officer

Djoeke (DJ) is the High Performance Support Officer, working with Ashley Naumann & Renuga Veeran to implement multiple aspects of the Performance Pathway. Providing support to schedule and plan the state and national camps; and assist with all operational aspects of the performance program.