President

Carol Fox GAICD

 

Skills:

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

 

Education:

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

 

Skills: 

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

Education:

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

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Treasurer
Dianne O'Neill

 

Skills:

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. 

Education:

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

Secretary
Alison Buxton GAICD

 

Skills

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

 

Current Employment

Professional Director

 

Education

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

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Board Director
Rachael Arnold

 

Skills:

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

Education:

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Diploma of Legal Practice


Based  in: Sydney

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Board Director
Kath Elliott

 

Skills:

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

Education:

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


Based in: Newcastle

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Board Director

Louise Evans

 

Skills

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 www.passagetopusan.com. She also works as a conference moderator and presenter. 

 

Current Employment 

Communications Consultant Quay Advisers www.quayadvisers.com

 

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


Education:

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

 

SKILLS:

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

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

Digital Producer, The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media)

 

EDUCATION:

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

 

BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Committee member, Eastlake Cricket Club

 

Based in: Canberra

 

Board Director
Sandie Angus

 

Skills:

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

 

Education:

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 

Skills:

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

 

Current Employment:

Quality Manager, Prestige Inhome Services

 

Education:

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

Education:

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