Geoff is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Sport Research at Deakin University. His research and teaching focus is on sport governance. He is currently working on a three year project focused on sport governance in India. Prior to taking on this role, Geoff completed a PhD in sport governance at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, a Masters of Commerce at Deakin University, and a bachelor degree in sport management at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada; his hometown.
Geoff joined the Squash and Racquetball Victoria board in August 2017 as an appointed director. His background and knowledge of sport governance as well as his outsider perspective on the sport of squash. This combination of skills can help the organisation continue its successful pursuit of improved governance while providing a different perspective on the sport and the organisation.
Geoff has been engaged in a range of other governance roles such as the founding President of the Gold Coast Association of Postgraduates, President and Secretary of Toastmaster clubs, and as a board member for the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Originally from Canada, Geoff brought his squash racquet with him when he moved to Australia in 2009 but, as of writing, has yet to actually use it. He is looking forward to revisiting his recreational pursuit of the sport.