Board Members

Dan Ponyton
Chair
Daniel Poynton is the Chair of the Board at RSV. Dan has been a part of the community sport sector for over 20 years with qualifications in business, sports management, Not for Profit Governance and Executive Coaching. He has been working with GippSport for over ten years and their Executive Officer since 2018 – with a short hiatus working for Sport & Recreation Victoria from 2017-18. Dan is passionate about the role of community sport in Regional Victoria in its ability to drive social change and improve community wellbeing.
Carmel Mackay
Secretary
Carmel Mackay is the Secretary of the RSV Board, and is also Executive Officer of the Mallee Sports Assembly (Covering the Mildura, Swan Hill, Gannawarra & Buloke Municipalities.) She is qualified in teaching/specialising in disability, Diploma of Business Management, Governance, Project Management, Health Promotion, Cross Cultural Training (Aboriginal & CALD)and has had 20+ years experience in the Sport & Recreation, Community, disability, Aboriginal, CALD and local government sectors.
David Quinn
Treasurer
David Quinn is the Treasurer at RSV. David has also been a part of Valley Sport (Goulburn Valley Sports Assembly) for over fifteen years and is currently their Executive Officer. David holds a Diploma of Sport and Recreation, Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management & Management and a Bachelor of Applied Management. His deep connection to the Goulburn Valley is evident from his experience aiding community clubs and individuals within Valley Sport, ensuring improved access to sports and recreation for all local members.
Brooke Connolly
Director
Brooke Connolly is the Manager - Sport, Recreation and Health at Leisure Networks. Since graduating with her Human Movement Degree, Brooke has had almost twenty years of extensive experience working in the Leisure Networks Team. She has a strong regional focus, particularly across the Barwon Region. Brooke's experience and extensive expertise as a determined leader have enabled her to excel through participation and volunteering across the sector. In 2018 Brooke also graduated from the VicSport LEAP Female Leadership development program to enhance the capacity, availability and performance of female leaders in the Victorian sporting industry. She also completed the Foundations of Directorship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2021.
Micheal Flynn
Director
Michael Flynn has been a part of RSV since 2014, holding the position of Chairperson for four years between 2015-2019. He is the Executive Officer of Sports Central, based in the Central Highlands Region. Michael has completed a Sports Management and Exercise Science degree at the University of Ballarat and shares a strong personal connection to his local sporting community. Actively participating in local cricket as a player and committee member in Ballarat.