President

Carol Fox GAICD

 Skills:

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

Current Employment:

Carol Fox & Co. – Confident Communication for LeadersCountry Fire Authority - Training Consultant specialising in leadership programs for volunteers and paid staff 

Former Employment:

Director Life Performance Pty Ltd Training and Coaching CompanyVictoria University
Lecturer & Subject Co-ordinator in Sports Administration degree
Lecturer & Subject Co-ordinator in Human Movement DegreeVictorian Waterpolo - Executive Director 

Education:

Australian Institute of Company Directors - GraduateMA - 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 VictoriaAustralian 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

Deputy Chair

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

Treasurer

Sarah Kelly

 

Skills:

Strategic expertise – Skilled in driving the implementation of strategic and operational plans. Willingness to embrace change and new ideas. Ability to combine vision and attention to detail.  
Knowledge – Sound understanding of State Sporting Organisation structures and athlete development, coaching and official’s pathways having worked in sport for the past 4 years.
Financial acumen – Comprehensive experience in managing financials including budgets, forecasts, cash flow and P&L management. Managing Director of own finance business for 12 years.
Organisation – Proven ability to operate with a high level of organisational skills, attention to detail and problem solving.  Effective partnerships with industry leaders in sport.
Communication – Proven ability to communicate with and influence people at all levels, with a demonstrated track record in driving strategic growth and building strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders from the small state public schools to high end private schools, aquatic centres and members.
Memberships – Tennis Australia Business member, Level 2 Talent Coach Qualification in Volleyball, Office for Rec and Sport women’s leadership mentoring program, FIT for Leadership Adelaide Crows Women of Adelaide.
Other – Scholarship winner at the Australian Institute of Company Directors to attend a Reporting to the Board workshop, applied for a grant through the Australian Sports Commission to complete the Foundations of Directorship through the AICD. Diploma of sports development and a Diploma in Accounting, having worked as an Accountant for 15 years.

Current Employment:

Chief Executive Officer - Water Polo SATennis Coach - Totally Tennis Coaching, own business
Netball and Volleyball Coach - Netball SA and Volleyball SA

Former Employment:

Accountant, Savvy Financial Services, own business  Accountant, Rexco Pty LtdSenior Account Clerk, Bank One        

Based in: Adelaide
 

Secretary

Sandie Angus GAICD

 

Skills:

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

Current Employment:

Director

Former Employment:

General Counsel and Company Secretary, Energy Queensland Ltd

Executive General Manager, Business Services/General Counsel and Company Secretary, Queensland Treasury Corporation

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

House with No Steps 

Based in: Brisbane

Board Director

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: Melbourne

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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 QueenslandLeading with Impact, News Corp Leadership Development Program 

Board Experience

2012 onwards, Board Director, Australian Womensport and Recreation AssocBased in: Sydney

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

Emily Mogic

 SKILLS: 

Digital Portfolio and Delivery Management, Governance, Coaching agile, SCRUM, SAFe, and Lean principles and practices, Public speaking, Photography and Website management  

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

Delivery Manager, ANZ 

EDUCATION:

Graduate Diploma of Marketing

Bachelor of Business Systems 

 

Based in: Melbourne

Board Director
Gen Simmons

SKILLS:

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

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

Marketing and Communications Manager, Gymnastics Victoria 

FORMER EMPLOYMENT

Senior Associate of Marketing and Communications, Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union

Social Media Strategist, Racing.com (Racing Victoria)

Digital Communications Manager, Netball Australia & the ANZ Championship 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Communications (Professional Communication) - RMIT University  

Based in: Melbourne

 

Board Director

Raelene Turner

 SKILLS:

Extensive experience in advising, coaching and mentoring leadership teams and boards in HR policy and practice across a range of specialised professions and industriesDeveloping and implementing strategic business planning processes aligned to organisation goals and objectivesCareer development and career transitionOrganisation design and transformationManaging large and complex budgets and Risk ManagementExperienced Board of Governance Director in the NFP Health Sector 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

HR Consultant, Rae Turner & Associates 

FORMER EMPLOYMENT:

Manager People and Culture, Etihad StadiumDirector Human Resources, Tennis AustraliaNational Manager Human Resources, Royal Australasian College of General PractitionersHuman Resources Manager, Nine Network Melbourne 

EDUCATION:

Graduate Diploma of Business Human Resource Management, Swinburne University

Advanced Program in Human Resource Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education 

BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Board of Governance member – Inner East Mental Health Services Association

Board of Governance member – Victorian Mental Health Carers Network  - Tandem 

Based in: Melbourne