Senior Managers


 

Rick Coate

General Manager

 

Rick Coate joined The American Club on October 21, 2020. Rick brings a remarkable career spanning multiple continents and more than 30 years’ service & management experience to his position.

 

After beginning his career in retail, and then the airline industry, Rick moved into the world of sports club management. From 2002, he managed some of Australia’s most renowned golf clubs before taking over as the General Manager of the prestigious Hong Kong Cricket Club in 2012. After a three-and-a-half-year stint at the helm, he moved back to Australia where he managed the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron and was Sports Project Manager at Melbourne Cricket Club before taking over as CEO of Disabled Wintersport Australia.

 

In addition to his expansive management portfolio, Rick has undertaken formal management training and post-graduate education across a wide range of service-based industries, including an MBA from Deakin University and a professional certification from Harvard University.

 

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Angie Ng

Senior Director of Finance

 

Angie was with The Club briefly in 2014/2015 in the same capacity and is excited to be back.

 

As Director of Finance, Angie has oversight responsibility for Accounts, Store, Payroll, Purchasing and IT.

 

Angie has many years of Finance experience, having held Finance leadership roles in the hospitality, retail and service industries, including listed companies and regional roles. Angie’s previous employers include IKANO Pte Ltd (franchisee of IKEA), Park Hotel Group, as well as CK Tang. Some of her major achievements include successfully assisting the Park Hotel Group to acquire 2 hotels in China and Japan, integrating IT systems for newly acquired properties and providing financial direction and securing favourable refinancing options to help CK Tang get back on track financially.

 

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Dan Durkin

Director of Food & Beverage

 

As Director of Food & Beverage, Dan has oversight responsibilities on all operational and planning aspects for The Club’s dining outlets, programs and services.

 

Dan began his career as a Sous Chef after completing his training at the Colorado Culinary Institute at the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado in 1997. Since then, he has amassed more than 20 years of Senior Management experience in the global hospitality industry. A specialist in Food & Beverage Program Management, Dan has proven expertise in multi-unit restaurant management, business development and growth management, process and operational improvements, and more. Dan’s major achievements include leading the successful expansion of Singapore-based Menu Pte Ltd's Brewerkz Restaurants & Microbreweries brand into Indonesia from 2013 to 2014, as well as formulating a franchise model that resulted in the expansion of Bangalore-based Habanero Foods International’s brands beyond existing markets from 2014 to 2017.

 

Dan is thrilled to be back in the service of The Club, having previously held a four-year tenure in the same capacity from 2009 to 2013, and serving as a Management Consultant to The Club since 2017. His key contributions to The Club thus far reflect his keen eye for operational excellence and passion for people development. These include the introduction of a Staff Development program that ensures continuous improvement across more than 200 functions in The Club’s Food & Beverage department, as well as managing the highly anticipated relaunch of five dining outlets following the completion of the Clubhouse’s redevelopment.

 

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