Loke Poh is a keen enthusiast of the sport and an active badminton player who have participated in many tournaments in his younger days right through to his current involvement in masters events for which he now competes nationally and internationally.
His wife and children are also fans of the sport with both his children being keen badminton players and State junior representatives. Born in Malaysia, Loke Poh came to Monash University to complete a civil and engineering degree. He undertook further studies in environmental sciences from Victorian University and masters business administration in Deakin University. He now manages his own environmental consulting business and has held over the years a range of positions on professional bodies including past President of the Engineers Australia – Environmental Branch, Board of Australian Water Association and Chief Judge for Engineering Australia Excellence Awards.
In sports, he chairs the Monash University Blues Committee in awarding sports awards to exceptional and talented sports men and women for the University. His involvement in badminton spans the various levels of the sporting hierarchy from Club level, State, Federal, Oceania and now includes a representation in the International World governing body.
He is the tournament director of the Australian Open since 2009 and the tournament director for the 2017 World Team Championships (Sudirman Cup).