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About

Clubs Alive Pty Ltd is an Australian private owned company based in Nerang, Queensland. The sole purpose of the business is the creation, development, implementation and support of Australia’s first ‘built for Clubs’ mobile phone application.

The Clubs ALIVE! board is comprised of:

Craig Hynes

Craig is a Director and owner of ozBeanz Pty Ltd, a successful small business based on the Gold Coast of Australia specialising in the delivery of small business IT solutions for over 300 small businesses around Australia. The business is one of the leading MYOB Approved Hosting providers in Australia and Craig’s company delivers the MYOB Accounting software to over 600 users daily who reside throughout Australia and including 11 countries around the world. Craig’s company is also the sole technology partner to one of Australia’s most successful franchise groups with 145 franchisees in Australia and New Zealand.  Craig brings to Clubs ALIVE! over 20 years of delivering successful IT solutions, building business systems and creative thinking to drive success for small businesses.

Craig has previously worked for large corporate IT departments including SANTOS Oil & Gas and Clipsal Australia Pty. Ltd. He holds Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) & Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification together with a Diploma of Systems Technology.

He has a passion for small business.

Jenny Williams

No company would be successful in the Club Industry without the intimate knowledge of how Clubs think and operate. Jenny brings to the board many years of experience in the Club market.

Jenny is the former owner and operator of Platinum-Promotions, which was a significant service provider to over 1500 Clubs and Hotels specializing in special events such as Christmas, Easter, State of Origin, and Melbourne Cup.

The founder and operator of Platinum-Hampers providing hampers for special events and for the corporate market throughout the year, along with DesignagiftBox these two companies held a high profile in the industry and was sold as a going concern.

 Jenny also has valuable experience in product marketing, despatch and logistics from online retailing site Designagiftbox providing the most memorable and talked about gift giving experience.  During the last five years Jenny was also instrumental in creating, building and marketing Platinum-Hampers providing custom hampers for corporate clients to suit any budget or style.

Jenny knows Clubs and brings to Clubs ALIVE! an enthusiastic passion with performance you can reply on and aspires to deliver the best possible result for your club.

Rick Hoy

Rick is the Chief Executive Officer of iApps Pty Ltd. In Guernsey, Rick served as CEO for Data Transmission Corporation (DTC) for 11 years, and was a key participant in Developing Servicesat Ltd (Gibraltar) — a subsidiary of DTC, into one of the largest satellite communications companies operating in the region, expanding from its founding office in Gibraltar to offices in the UK, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Iraq, Afghanistan, Australia and Africa.

While acting as CEO for DTC Rick Hoy was also responsible for founding Global Marine Communications (Cyprus) a Joint Venture between DTC and The Evans Property Group in the United Kingdom, GMC was specifically founded to supply satellite communication systems and infrastructure to the largest ‘white boats’ and commercial vessels afloat. Mr Hoy is a serial entrepreneur with over 11 successful start-ups under his belt, including IT, Technology, manufacturing, distribution and retail, with the most successful, the sale of The Eclipse Group in the late 1990’s of which he held a 11% shareholding. The Eclipse Group was involved in the development of highly sophisticated back-end systems for the delivery of content and infrastructure to many of the companies in the DotCom era. Rick holds a Bachelor of Business.

 Andrew Longhorn

Andrew is the Chief Technical Officer at iApps Pty Ltd. Andrew has over 25 years of extensive experience in the IT industry, after completing his Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Computer Science. He has been engaged in a wide variety of roles from project manager, team leader, and systems architect to consultant and systems engineer (sales) for companies such as British Aerospace, EMC, Rio Tinto, Accenture and Aspect (KAZ/Telstra).

Achievements in his career portfolio include building real-time satellite tracking systems, robotics, data stores, and document and records management systems for public companies, a broad range of government departments, the department of defence, national security agencies, and major multinational companies.