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  • published Programs & Events 2016-08-22 17:41:37 +1000

    Programs & Events

    WSA runs a number of programs to help support the development of women in the sports sector.  These programs aim to inspire, attract, retain and develop women in and to the sporting roles, be that as a coach, team member, manager or executive.


    Take the time to read about our leadership program here, our mentoring program here, or even register.


    Our events space is growing, so watch this space to learn about events were are attending and holding. Members will benefit from exclusive invitations to all of our upcoming events, so if you are interested, join the WSA team here

  • published Ambassadors in Our People 2016-06-22 15:17:42 +1000



    Lauren Jackson AO - Retired International Basketball Player

    Ambassador Lauren Jackson encourages women and girls to get off the couch and help make a difference.

    As Australia’s most successful and decorated basketball player,  Jackson began her role as an AWRA Ambassador in February 2013.

    Jackson said, “Australia needs more strong, healthy women and girls participating in all levels of sport and recreation and taking leadership roles in all levels of life from government to business, sport, schools and social groups.” 

    “Getting started is sometimes the hard part. But it can also be as easy as getting off the couch, or making a commitment to help make a difference, and following through.”

    Jackson’s energy, drive and commitment are  an inspiration to her many fans and supporters, including her 100,000 plus followers on Twitter.

    Lauren Jackson is one of Australia’s highest profile female athletes and was a key member of the Australian Women's National Basketball Team, The Opals,
    Jackson has won three Olympic silver medals (2000, 2004, 2008) one Olympic bronze (London 2012), the 2006 world championships and Commonwealth Games gold in Melbourne 2006.

    Jackson was also considered one of the best players in the US WNBA league, where she played for the Seattle Storm from 2001 to 2016.
    During that time she’s won two WNBA Championships, 3 WNBA MVP awards, a WNBA Finals MVP and made the All-Star team seven times.

    When in Australia, Jackson played in the WNBL for seven-time champions the Canberra Capitals.

    More recently, Jackson helped Heilongjiang qualify for the playoffs the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.

    In 2014, Jackson became a national Champion for the United Nations Women National Committee Australia and was quoted  in the press as saying, "“I hope to be able to be a role model for women, promoting gender equality amongst Australians and around the world.”


    Heather Reid AM - Football Pioneer and Sports Administrator

    Award-winning football (soccer) pioneer Heather Reid joined Lauren Jackson as an AWRA Ambassador in October 2013.

    Reid has campaigned for increased participation of females in sport throughout  her career. 

    "I am happy to champion AWRA’s vision of a strong and healthy Australia by encouraging more women and girls to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation," Reid said. 

    Her vision and leadership have been recognised in growing female participation in football (soccer), which is the fastest growing sport for females in Australia. 

    She was a foundation member of the ANU Women’s Soccer Club, and later as ACT Women’s Soccer Association CEO pioneered women's football competitions in 1978.

    In the 1980’s, Reid helped establish a women’s World Cup and successfully lobbied for women’s soccer to be admitted into the Olympic Games. 

    More recently, she became the first female to be appointed as CEO of a State Football Federation and is the only Australian woman to manage a senior men’s professional football (soccer) team.

    Her campaigning for women in football has been recognised with entry to the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame in 2007, the Australian Sports Commission’s Margaret Pewtress Memorial Award for contribution to women in sport in 2006 and an Australian Sports Medal for contribution to soccer and community sport in 2001.

    Read more about Heather's journey and listen to an interview by Nikki Henningham recorded on 16 January 2013 at the National Library of Australia as part of the "Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia". 


    Ric Charlesworth AM - Award Winning Coach

    Ric Charlesworth is a strong advocate for women in sport.

    “Despite the phenomenal success of Australia’s female sports champions on the world stage, women in sport are paid a token by their sports federations compared to their male counterparts and they have to make enormous personal sacrifices to represent their clubs and country,” Charlesworth said. 
    “They also get a tiny slice of the media coverage and sponsorship pool compared to the men and this needs to change as a matter of priority to give female role models a greater profile that will inspire more women and girls to be active.“ 

    Ric Charlesworth has excelled both on and off the sporting field. He played hockey at five Olympics and coached the men's hockey teams to an Olympic bronze medal and two World Cup golds. He coached the women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos to two Olympic gold medals, two World Hockey Cups as well as a Commonwealth Games gold medal. 
    He’s also been a member of Cricket New Zealand's high-performance staff and worked as a consultant for the West Australian AFL team the Fremantle Dockers.  In his busy non-sporting life, Charlesworth is also a medical general practitioner and was a former Federal Member of Parliament.

  • published Our People in About 2016-06-17 15:24:31 +1000




    Carol Fox GAICD



    Public speaking, Training, Facilitation, Health, Business, Sport, HR management,.Author.


    Current Employment:

    Carol Fox & Co. – Confident Communication for Leaders

    Country Fire Authority - Training Consultant specialising in leadership programs for volunteers and paid staff


    Former Employment:

    Director Life Performance Pty Ltd Training and Coaching Company

    Victoria University
    Lecturer & Subject Co-ordinator in Sports Administration degree
    Lecturer & Subject Co-ordinator in Human Movement Degree

    Victorian Waterpolo - Executive Director



    Australian Institute of Company Directors - Graduate

    MA - Victoria University - Masters Research Degree, “Women’s perceived barriers to elite coaching positions in Australian Sport”
    Hawthorn Institute of Education - Graduate Diploma in Education
    Footscray Institute of Technology - Bachelor Applied Science – Phys Ed


    Previous Board Experience:

    Delegate -Council of Lifesaving Clubs – Life Saving Victoria

    Australian Board of NLP – founding member
    Chair  Victorian Chapter of ABNLP
    Executive Director  Victorian Water Polo Association
    Secretary and Merchandise officer Lorne SLSC

    Based in: Melbourne

    Vice President

    Natasha Norton



    Strategy development, Business development/sponsorship and alliance development, Financial management, Quality and governance and People management

    Board Experience:

    GLOBE – Gays and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise – Vice President and Chair – Strategy & Governance Committee
    Vic ICT for Women – Board Member
    Vic ICT for Women – Chair of Marketing, Brand and Communications Advisory Committee

    Current Employment:

    Chief Executive Officer – Accuteque

    Former Employment:

    Chief Operations Officer and Program & Relationship Manager, Accuteque
    Program Manager TC&C - Testing; Planning Manager and Integration Manager, Telstra
    UAT Test & Implementation Manager, AXA.
    Test Manager, TruEnergy Group
    Test Coordinator, National Foods


    Board Orientation Series, Leadership Victoria
    Executive Leadership Program, Melbourne University - Melbourne Business School
    Management Accounting, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT]
    Bachelor of Arts – Political Science & Philosophy, Australian National University 

    Based in: Melbourne


    Dianne O'Neill



    Financial management and budgeting; project and event management; strategic and operational planning and reporting; HR generalist; governance and administration; stakeholder relationship management; process improvement.

    Current Employment:

    Senior Manager – Finance & Business Operations, Gymnastics Australia

    Former Employment:

    Acting CEO, Gymnastics Australia
    Cricket Operations Project Manager and Team Operations Manager, Cricket Australia
    Event Coordinator, Ford Tickford Racing / Ford Performance Racing
    Office Manager, Gymnastics Victoria

    Sporting and community involvement:

    Administration Officer – Team Headquarters, Australian Commonwealth Games Team, Glasgow, 2014. 


    Bachelor of Economics - Monash University
    Graduate Certificate of Management - Australian Institute of Management
    Decision Making for Leaders - AIS / Mt Eliza Melbourne Business School

    Based in: Melbourne

    Alison Buxton GAICD



    Strategic Leadership, Brand Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement, Driving Change, Managing Complexity, Supply Chain Optimisation , Governance


    Current Employment

    Professional Director



    Graduate, Company Directors Course, AICD
    Corporate Directors 3-Day Seminar, UNE
    Certificate, Effective Logistics Management - Centre of Applied Marketing, AGSM
    Diploma, Fashion Design - KVB College of Visual Communication
    Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) - University of N.S.W.


    Previous Board Experience

    Former Managing Director & Public Officer Australia & New Zealand, The Martin-Brower Company
    Former member of the Pacific Management Board, Johnson & Johnson
    Former Board Director Foodbank N.S.W.


    Based in: Sydney


    Board Director
    Rachael Arnold



    General insurance advice, litigation, legal advice, contract interpretation, legal document drafting and interpretation, advocacy, public speaking.

    Board Experience:

    Secretary, Bondi Running and Triathlon Club, January 2015 to date
    Vice-President/Member, Coogee Triathlon Club, 2008-2013

    Current Employment:

    Partner, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers

    Former Employment:

    Solicitor, Associate, Senior Associate, Principal, McCabes Lawyers
    Paralegal, Solicitor, JJ Lees & Associates

    Sporting and community involvement:

    School and university volleyball, including representing NSW (Country) and Newcastle University
    2nd - Australian Age Group Triathlon  Championships – Sprint 30-34 age group
    6th - representing Australia – ITU World Age Group Championships, Beijing (Sprint) 30-34
    3rd - presenting Australia – Ironman Japan


    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Laws
    Diploma of Legal Practice

    Based  in: Sydney


    Board Director
    Kath Elliott



    Stakeholder and community engagement, government relations and lobbying, Strategic communications, Issues management, Campaign management , Media relations and training including media spokesperson, Strategic and business planning, Social impact assessment

    Board Experience:

    Current Director – Huntlee Academy; established to facilitate employment for disadvantaged and unemployed people in the construction of a new town for
    20 000 people in the lower Hunter Valley.
    Former Director – Tantrum Theatre Company

    Current Employment:

    Managing Director, Kath Elliott 
    Communications Development and implementation of high level community risk management projects for corporate clients in rail infrastructure, urban renewal, renewable.

    Clients: AGL, Power Generation Division, Urban Growth NSW, Aecom, KMH Environmental, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Ecoult Ultra Battery.

    Former Employment:

    Principal, Stakeholder engagement, GHD, Sydney consulting role
    Director Communications, Australian Coal Association
    Executive Manager and shareholder, Manidis Roberts
    CEO, The Newcastle Alliance
    Executive Officer, Hunter Area Consultative Committee (Federal Government)
    Manager, Corporate and Community Relations, Port Waratah Coal Services


    Bachelor of Arts (Communication) -Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
    Advanced Diploma of Business Management - Australian Federation University

    Based in: Newcastle


    Board Director

    Louise Evans



    Journalist, Editor, Manager, Author. Louise has 30-years experience as a communications and media expert. She has worked around Australia and the world as a journalist, foreign correspondent, national deputy chief of staff, managing editor and commercial editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian the ABC and AAP. Louise was the first female sports reporter hired by The Sydney Morning Herald and the first female sports editor hired by The Australian. Louise has also worked at numerous major world sporting championships, five Commonwealth Games and six Olympic Games in a variety of communications and media roles. Louise is the author of the non-fiction book Passage to Pusan She also works as a conference moderator and presenter. 


    Current Employment 

    Communications Consultant Quay Advisers


    Former Employment

    Supervisor: Olympic and Paralympic News Service, Sochi 2014 Organising Committee
    Manager and Producer: RN (Radio National), ABC Radio
    Night Manager Communications: London 2012 Olympic Games Organising Committee
    Commercial and Managing Editor: The Australian, News Corp
    National deputy chief of staff, Sports Editor and Features Editor, The Australian, News Corp
    Foreign correspondent London and Beijing: Australian Associated Press
    Journalist and Columnist: The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax


    BA, Journalism, University of Queensland

    Leading with Impact, News Corp Leadership Development Program


    Board Experience

    2012 onwards, Board Director, Australian Womensport and Recreation Assoc

    Based in: Sydney


    Board Director
    Fleta Page



    Communications: journalism, media relations, strategic communications, social media, speech writing, copy editing, website management



    Digital Producer, The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media)



    University of Technology, Sydney — M.Arts (Journalism)
    Charles Sturt University, Bathurst — B.Arts (Public Relations and Organisational Communication)



    Committee member, Eastlake Cricket Club


    Based in: Canberra


    Board Director
    Sandie Angus



    Corporate governance, legal advice, leadership, company secretarial, contract negotiation,  enterprise-wide risk management, strategic planning, ethical conduct


    Current Employment:

    General Counsel and Company Secretary, Energy Queensland Ltd



    Bachelor of Laws - University of Queensland
    Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors
    Leadership for Senior Executive Women – University of Queensland


    Board Experience:

    Finance and Risk Management Committee, Australian University Sport


    Based in: Brisbane

    Board Director
    Rosemary Hermans 


    Community Development, Business Administration, Project Management, Marketing, Communications, Research, Policy and Advocacy, Quality Frameworks


    Current Employment:

    Quality Manager, Prestige Inhome Services



    Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
    Doctorate of Philosophy, Swinburne University
    Master of International and Community Development, Deakin University
    Graduate Diploma of Development Studies, Deakin University
    Executive Certificate of Business Administration, Swinburne University of Technology
    Bachelor of Arts, Monash University


    Board Experience:

    Committee Member and Secretary – ANZSTR (Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research)
    Board Director  – Alpha Autism
    State Representative – AACASA (Australian African Children’s Aid & Support Association)
    Social Secretary - VWSKFA (Victorian Water Skiing and Kite Flying Association)
    Committee Member and Vice-President - MAPS (Monash University Mature and Part-time Students Association)


    Based in: Melbourne


    Board Director
    Megan Lavender

    Current Employment:

    Management and Strategy Consultant


    Previous Employment:

    Chief Executive Officer of the professional association representing practitioners from Australia’s dental and oral health industries
    Chief Executive Officer of the national professional association representing law practitioners from across all Australian legal jurisdictions
    Chief Financial Officer for the Australian operations of the world’s leading sports management companies, international interests and marketing organisations
    National Head of Corporate Affairs for the Australian operations of a China-based global group of companies with interests in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, mining and mineral resources, and property investment
    Ministerial Advisor to Australian Minister for Sport, Minister for Tourism and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games


    Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Diploma of Education, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Speech and Drama Diploma, Trinity College, London, United Kingdom


    Board Experience:

    Director, Special Olympics Australia, since 2016
    Director, Anywhere Theatre Festival, since 2016
    Trustee, Gosford Showground Crown Lands Trust, since 2015
    Director, Australian Ice Racing, since 2015
    Director, Children’s Book Council of Australia, since 2015
    Director, Swimming NSW Aquatic Management, since 2015
    Director, Boots For All, since 2015
    Board Member, Ministry of Health Centre for Health Record Linkage, since 2014
    Director, Royal Automobile Club of Australia, since 2012
    Director, Bankstown Harness Racing Club, since 2008
    Director, Friends of First Government House Site, since 2008 


    Based in: Sydney