The Committee

Committee Leadership Team 2023-2024



Jamie McDonald

Jamie has been a GP for more than 30 years.

Jamie graduated from the University of Tasmania and undertook his pre-specialist training in Melbourne. After spending a number of years serving with the Royal Australian Navy he spent time at the Monash Medical Centre completing rotations in Obstetrics, ED and ICU before undertaking specialist training in General Practice.

He has been a partner at Box Hill Medical Centre, clinical assistance in Obstetrics at St George’s in Kew and has spent 18 years at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern setting up various services including the Staff Clinic, the Hospital in the Home Unit and the Cabrini owned general practice in South Caulfield.

Outside of work, he is active in the local community, enjoys a round of golf and spending quality time with his wife, children and new grandchild.



Jan Macpherson

Corporate Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Company Director: Fellow of the Australian Institute Of Company Directors, Fellow of Governance Institute Of Australia. Former registered tax agent.  Alumni Adelaide University and Deakin University.  My interests are Golf and Art, I am a member of Barwon Heads Golf Club Geelong Art Gallery and Barwon Heads Arts Council.



Barry Williams

Worked with the same company since leaving college progressed from assistant accountant to company secretary & financial controller, controlling all financial functions of the Penfold Motors group. Became equity holder in 1990 ran Holden franchise for 15 years, past five years held position as Managing Director, as part of succession plan stepped down in July 2011, Now Happily Retired.

Committee Members 2023-2024

Golf Captain

Golf Captain

Chris Isbister

An aspiring Golf Pro ( in my dreams ) I am passionate about Golf and the BGGC. I have recently returned as Club Captain and I’m committed to seeing that Golf and the overall viability of the club remain strong into the future for years to come. I’m a local who really enjoy’s what the club has to offer and enjoy gathering with friends at the Tin Shed.

Darts Coordinator

Darts Coordinator

John Burson

Since school in NZ I’ve had many and varied jobs. Started in the Forestry 3 yrs, trainee manager motor specialties. Forest Products leading hand, Tirau Pub. ”AUS” strip club bouncer. Pub in ST Kilda. Spare parts again. Plasterer. Then last 35 yrs as an owner driver in 6 trucks in total, now thankfully Retired.

Membership Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Russell Walker

I have been a Secondary School Teacher for over 30 years. I moved to Barwon Heads from Melbourne with my family in 2004, securing a teaching position at a Government School in Geelong. My family and I have been members of the Tin Shed and other Sporting Clubs in Barwon Heads since relocating.

Ian Perrett

Born in Port Fairy , joined NAB in 1971. Moved around the State in various roles and towns lived in Bacchus Marsh for 12 years,worked way up to Regional Executive and retired in 2011. Then worked part time in Geelong with Morris Finance for 6 years then retired.

Di Matheson

I’m a Shepparton girl and after finishing my secondary schooling at Shepparton High School, I went on to become an educator. I began my career as a Primary School Teacher and followed this with 10 years working in Special Education.

I moved from Shepparton to Ocean Grove in 2016 and took on a position as a Campus Principal at Northern Bay College in Geelong. I resigned from the Department of Education in 2019 and joined the Valad Solutions school review team in 2020.

I have two daughters and four grandchildren living close by and am currently working on finding that elusive work-life balance that many people my age are striving for.

I enjoy my fitness and sporting activities.

I’m looking forward to being involved in and contributing to the Tin Shed committee.

Dianne Scanlon

I grew up in Geelong, where most of my family still live. I went to Melbourne for University, then worked in various Independent schools as a Science teacher, Director of Curriculum and Deputy Principal for 40 years. I moved to Barwon Heads in December 2019 so had a Covid retirement in 2020.

I have now taken on casual roles in science writing, digital assessment and VCE assessment. I am currently a casual sessional teacher in Melbourne at a high-rise school where the focus is on social justice issues.

I have a son based in Melbourne and a daughter working in New Delhi.

I love travelling, I enjoy long walks with my dog Stella, Pilates, yoga, live theatre and hiking. I have a Comms role with the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden. I hope I can make a valuable contribution to the Tin Shed Community.

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