Board and Management

Board of Directors

The Casino RSM Club is governed by a Board of nine directors elected by the membership to a two-year term.

President - Brad Birney

Brad Birney

Active member Casino Rugby League Junior Football Club.

Senior Vice President - Trudy Lamont

Trudy Lamont

Director Since 2020

Trudy is a solicitor and small business owner.  Trudy and husband Ben operate North Coast Cabinets while has also previously worked as in inhouse lawyer and casual academic at Southern Cross University.

Trudy hold a Bachelors of Law and a Master of Laws.


Jim Battese - Junior Vice President

Jim Battese

Director Since 2010

Active member of the Casino RSM Club Men’s Bowling Club.

John Black - Treasurer

John Black

Director Since 1988

Awarded Life Membership 2018

Pharmacist and operator of McDonalds Pharmacy in Casino since 1986.

Vicki McAlister - Director

Vicki McAlister

Director Since 2013

Member of the Casino RSM Women’s Bowling Club.

Scott Brereton - Director

Scott Brereton

Director Since 2018.

Director - Troy Freeburn

Troy Freeburn

Director Since 2023

Aboriginal Liaison Officer at NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.

Djanangmum local AECG


Frank McKey - Director

Frank McKey

Director Since 2008

Owner Operator Frank McKey Jnr Monumental Masonry with wife Lynn for 25 years.

Past Councillor of Richmond Valley Council, current President of Casino Beef Week and current President of RSM Community Transport Incorporated.

Long time sponsor of RSM Football Club and Men’s and Ladies Bowls.

Sharon Davidson - Director

Sharon Davidson

Director Since 2020

A journalist by trade Sharon has been involved in communications for around 35 years including being a senior adviser to the Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, De-Anne Kelly and former advisor to the Federal Member for Page.  Sharon is currently Communications Manager for Richmond Valley Council and volunteers at COWFM and meals on wheels.

Management Team

Betty McPaul - Human Resource Manager

Betty McPaul

Russell Charlton - Administration Manager

Russell Charlton

Donna Battese - Acting Operations Manager

Donna Battese

Donna Battese ACCM JP

Todd McLean - Duty Manager

Todd McLean

Paul Merrin - Duty Manager

Paul Merrin