Our Committee & Staff

Brett James

Brett James

Committee Member

Brett is the General Manager of Southport Yacht Club (SYC). Comprising of four venues, SYC is the Gold Coast's largest yacht club with a continual growth in membership and community incentives.

Beginning his career as Golf Director at Sanctuary Cove, and onto Operations Manager at Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Brett has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and sport management. Brett’s vast experience in leisure management and membership organisations bring a wealth of knowledge to assist in future contributions of the Gold Coast.

Brett attended Aquinas Catholic College, continuing to further his education studies at Griffith University in Business Management.

Leaving Emerald Lakes Golf Club in 2009, Brett ventured to Christchurch, to develop Pegasus Town, a vibrant and thriving community with a championship golf and sports club. This led to management roles in international and national sporting events in both New Zealand and Australia.

With his love for golf, Brett became a golf professional in 2000, playing at major tournaments all across the globe whilst living in the United Kingdom, Japan, America and New Zealand.

Brett is currently a Zone Rep for Clubs Queensland, with a great vision in sustainable and consistent growth for the Gold Coast.

Having lived on the Gold Coast for 40 years, Brett has a great passion for our wonderful city and sees great potential in future progression, truly believing the Gold Coast is the best place on earth.