Staff and Committees



Hon Daniel Andrews MP: 

 Honorary Chairman - Australian Master of the Amateurs

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP is the Premier of Victoria. 



Peter Mann: 

Co-Founder & Tournament Director

Peter commenced his career in the TV/ Media industry, with a focus on sporting events throughout the world. Peter then founded the company in 1997 to create the best Amateur Golf Championship in theworld. 

Angela Mann: 

Co-Founder & Director

Angela commenced her career in the nursing profession as a theatre sister in Victoria. Angela then supported Peter in his Vision to help establish the Australian Master of the Amateurs with her administration & strategic guidance.  

Geoffrey Mann: 

Tournament Manager

Geoffrey has been the Australian Master of the Amateurs Touranment Manager since 2012. In addition Geoffrey has represented Australia in the L'Oreal Brandstrom competition in 2015, whilst completing his Bachelor of International Management at RMIT. Geoffrey is in the process of completing his PHD at RMIT.

Match Committee 


Peter Mann: 

Co-Founder & Tournament Director

Peter originally commenced his career in the TV/ Media industry, with a focus on sporting events throughout the world. Peter then founded the company in 1997 to create the best Amateur Golf Championship in the world.

William (Bill) Stevens: 

Match Committee Member 

Bill is now a professional Company director, and Chairman, of both Public and Private enterprises. following more than thirty five years in the accounting profession. This period has included serving for more than fifteen years in Golf Club administration; including terms at Australia's National Golf Club as Captain, and as Board Chairman. 

International Committee

 Rick LaRose

International Championship Member 

Rick has coached seven national player of the year and won seven MCAA regionals and four Pac-10 titles. LaRose has been inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of American Hall of Fame and the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame. 

Josh Brewer

International Championship Member 

During his six seasons in Athens, the Bulldogs have posted 24 tournament victories, with 12 teams and 12 individual wins. Josh has been blessed to learn under some of the country's greatest coaches, and he looks forward to using these lessons. 

David Milne 

International Championship Member

David turned professional in 1972 and represented Singapore in the World Cup. David has also been awarded 1998, 2009 PGA teacher of the year, 2009 Australian Golf Digest Coach of the year, 2011 PGA Australian Centenary award, 2000 Australian Sports award and 2016 Asia Pacific Professional Golf Coach 

Lu Min Yong: 

International Championship Member 

Lu Yong has been on the international committee since its inaugural year in 1997. Lu has supported Peter and Angela's Vision to help establish the Australian Master of the Amateurs as a leading world international amateur Championship. 

Carolyn Smith 

International Championship Member

Carolyn is dedicated to growing the international golf network and supporting players to have an opportunity to participate from around the world. She is currently a key member at England Golf and volunteers her additional time to international golf events. 

Charles Ando

International Championship Member

Charles has supported the tournament with his global strategic direction through his experience of being Vice President of ClenergyIn addition to his role, he provides support and guidance for the Japanese Golf Association. 

Anthony Powter: 

International Championship Member 

Anthony has covered major golf Championships for the last 20 years and brings an array of experience to the international panel having to possess a particular interest in world amateur golf across all countries. 


Susan Stevens: 

Director of Rules 

Susan is a golfer and club member, and a keen supporter of youth development. Susan is accredited Rules official, with duties throughout the Australian golfing calendar, Susan has supported the AMOTA event for more than ten years; and with a Rules team that can meet the expectations of its International field. 

Veronique Collet-Conley: 

Deputy Director of Rules 

Veronique is a referee with the French Federation at the highest level; worked with the President of the Rules Committee on the French Translation of the 2019 Rules of Golf.  Refereed for the R&A and European Tour at leading Amateur and Mid-Amateur Events including Hong Kong Championship, France V England Match, Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Golf Club and Jr. Ryder Cup in Paris.

Medical Officers 

Dr Grant Connoley: 

Chief Medical Officer 

Grant has been in the medical profession from 1989 and is also a director for the EVGPT General Practice Training Program.

AMOTA Staff & Volunteers


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