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There are currently 11 members on the WSA Board. Click on a board member to learn more.

Carol Fox

President

Gen Simmons

Deputy Chair

David Bond

Treasurer

Iain Roy

Board Director

Samantha Culbert

Board Director


Skills

Leadership Training, Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Small Business, People and Culture, Public Speaking, Networking, Promotion.

 

Current Employment

Owner – Carol Fox & Co – Confident Communication for Leaders.

 

Former Employment

Victoria University

 

Education

B.App.Sci (PE), Grad Dip Education, MA, Graduate Australia Institute of Company Directors

 

Previous Board Experience

Australian Board NLP, Victorian Chapter ABNLP, Victorian Waterpolo, Lorne SLSC Council of Life Saving Delegates LSV

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Media Relations, Strategic Communications, Social Media, Speech Writing, Copy Editing, Website Management.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, 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

 



Skills

Accounting and Finance, Research, Social Media Engagement, Public Speaking, Writing.

 

Current Employment

Senior Lecturer – UTS Business School

 

Former Employment

Academic Fellow – IFRS Foundation

 

Education

PhD (Accounting) – UTS

Bachelor of Business (Honours) – UTS

 

Board Experience

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Governance, Sports Integrity, Sports Law, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Strategy Development.

 

Current Employment

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

 

Education

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Graduate Diploma in Sports Law, University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Sports Management, University of Canberra

LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Melbourne

 

Board Experience

National Sports Museum, Advisory Board

ACA Player Accreditation Scheme, Advisory Board

Richmond FC Governance and Remuneration Committee, Independent Member

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Sport business strategy, Marketing, Communications, Change implementation, Membership modelling, Community and stakeholder engagement, Sponsorship, Fundraising, Event management

 

Current Employment

CEO, Aussie Aths
Consultancy projects via Jump Media & Marketing

 

Former Employment

General Manager, Jump Media & Marketing
Marketing Services Manager, Essendon Football Club
Competition Manager, Athletics Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) – Victoria University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Director – Athletics Victoria
Board Director – Athletics New South Wales

 

Based in

Melbourne



Isaak Dury

Board Director

Tamatha Harding

Board Director

Rebecca Reed

Board Director

Anthony Moore

Board Director

Stefan Grun

Board Director




Skills

Program and Project Management, Strategic Planning, Grant Writing and management, Governance, Stakeholder management

 

Current Employment

Inclusion Lead at Tennis Victoria (P/T)
Owner consultancy business specializing in strategic planning, project management and business coaching

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager – Community Tennis, Tennis Victoria
Marketing and Membership Manager – Northcote Aquatic Centre

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement

 

Board Experience

Darebin Women’s advisory committee member
Member of Sport & Recreation Vic Women in Sport Advisory Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

HR Management, Executive Coaching in Sport, Project Management, Policy and Procedure Management and Mentoring

 

Current Employment

Derwent Search – Partner & Head of Sport, Leisure & Entertainment Practice

 

Former Employment

Odgers Berndtson – Partner & Head of Sport, Gaming & Entertainment Practice A/NZ

 

Education

Bachelor of Education

 

Board Experience

SCEGGS Darlinghurst Committee Member – OGU

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Driving strategic planning, policy development and transformational change in the sports environment, sponsorship, major events, branding and merchandising.

 

Former Employment

CEO, Basketball Australia

General Manager Participation and Sustainable Sports, Sport Australia

General Manager Commercial Operations, St Kilda Football Club

 

Education

Executive Masters Sports Organisation Management, Universite catholique de Louvain

Graduate Diploma Business Administration, Swinburne University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Member, Commonwealth Games Australia (2014-2018)

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Communications, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Brand management, Media and issues management, Leadership development, Management consulting.

 

Current Employment

Director of Marketing & Communications at Yooralla

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager, Marketing & Communications at VicHealth

 

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Tasmania
Graduate, Centre for Corporate Public Affairs

 

Previous Board Experience

Chair of the AFL Umpires Association
Chair of Advisory Committee – Australian Sports Technology Network

 

Based in

Melbourne



Alison Buxton

Secretary


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO Confoil Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director & Public Officer Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director Australian Shareholders Association

 

Former Employment

Non-Executive Director Wiljuma Pty & Confoil Pty Ltd; Managing Director and Public Officer ANZ, The Martin-Brower Company

 

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

Independent director of the East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC)
Member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee
Member of the Stakeholder Communications & Engagement Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne



Carol Fox

President

Gen Simmons

Deputy Chair

David Bond

Treasurer


Skills

Leadership Training, Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Small Business, People and Culture, Public Speaking, Networking, Promotion.

 

Current Employment

Owner – Carol Fox & Co – Confident Communication for Leaders.

 

Former Employment

Victoria University

 

Education

B.App.Sci (PE), Grad Dip Education, MA, Graduate Australia Institute of Company Directors

 

Previous Board Experience

Australian Board NLP, Victorian Chapter ABNLP, Victorian Waterpolo, Lorne SLSC Council of Life Saving Delegates LSV

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Media Relations, Strategic Communications, Social Media, Speech Writing, Copy Editing, Website Management.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, 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

 



Skills

Accounting and Finance, Research, Social Media Engagement, Public Speaking, Writing.

 

Current Employment

Senior Lecturer – UTS Business School

 

Former Employment

Academic Fellow – IFRS Foundation

 

Education

PhD (Accounting) – UTS

Bachelor of Business (Honours) – UTS

 

Board Experience

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)

 

Based in

Sydney


Iain Roy

Board Director

Samantha Culbert

Board Director

Isaak Dury

Board Director


Skills

Governance, Sports Integrity, Sports Law, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Strategy Development.

 

Current Employment

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

 

Education

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Graduate Diploma in Sports Law, University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Sports Management, University of Canberra

LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Melbourne

 

Board Experience

National Sports Museum, Advisory Board

ACA Player Accreditation Scheme, Advisory Board

Richmond FC Governance and Remuneration Committee, Independent Member

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Sport business strategy, Marketing, Communications, Change implementation, Membership modelling, Community and stakeholder engagement, Sponsorship, Fundraising, Event management

 

Current Employment

CEO, Aussie Aths
Consultancy projects via Jump Media & Marketing

 

Former Employment

General Manager, Jump Media & Marketing
Marketing Services Manager, Essendon Football Club
Competition Manager, Athletics Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) – Victoria University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Director – Athletics Victoria
Board Director – Athletics New South Wales

 

Based in

Melbourne




Tamatha Harding

Board Director

Rebecca Reed

Board Director

Anthony Moore

Board Director


Skills

Program and Project Management, Strategic Planning, Grant Writing and management, Governance, Stakeholder management

 

Current Employment

Inclusion Lead at Tennis Victoria (P/T)
Owner consultancy business specializing in strategic planning, project management and business coaching

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager – Community Tennis, Tennis Victoria
Marketing and Membership Manager – Northcote Aquatic Centre

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement

 

Board Experience

Darebin Women’s advisory committee member
Member of Sport & Recreation Vic Women in Sport Advisory Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

HR Management, Executive Coaching in Sport, Project Management, Policy and Procedure Management and Mentoring

 

Current Employment

Derwent Search – Partner & Head of Sport, Leisure & Entertainment Practice

 

Former Employment

Odgers Berndtson – Partner & Head of Sport, Gaming & Entertainment Practice A/NZ

 

Education

Bachelor of Education

 

Board Experience

SCEGGS Darlinghurst Committee Member – OGU

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Driving strategic planning, policy development and transformational change in the sports environment, sponsorship, major events, branding and merchandising.

 

Former Employment

CEO, Basketball Australia

General Manager Participation and Sustainable Sports, Sport Australia

General Manager Commercial Operations, St Kilda Football Club

 

Education

Executive Masters Sports Organisation Management, Universite catholique de Louvain

Graduate Diploma Business Administration, Swinburne University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Member, Commonwealth Games Australia (2014-2018)

 

Based in

Melbourne


Stefan Grun

Board Director

Alison Buxton

Secretary


Skills

Communications, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Brand management, Media and issues management, Leadership development, Management consulting.

 

Current Employment

Director of Marketing & Communications at Yooralla

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager, Marketing & Communications at VicHealth

 

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Tasmania
Graduate, Centre for Corporate Public Affairs

 

Previous Board Experience

Chair of the AFL Umpires Association
Chair of Advisory Committee – Australian Sports Technology Network

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO Confoil Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director & Public Officer Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director Australian Shareholders Association

 

Former Employment

Non-Executive Director Wiljuma Pty & Confoil Pty Ltd; Managing Director and Public Officer ANZ, The Martin-Brower Company

 

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

Independent director of the East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC)
Member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee
Member of the Stakeholder Communications & Engagement Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne


Carol Fox

President

Gen Simmons

Deputy Chair


Skills

Leadership Training, Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Small Business, People and Culture, Public Speaking, Networking, Promotion.

 

Current Employment

Owner – Carol Fox & Co – Confident Communication for Leaders.

 

Former Employment

Victoria University

 

Education

B.App.Sci (PE), Grad Dip Education, MA, Graduate Australia Institute of Company Directors

 

Previous Board Experience

Australian Board NLP, Victorian Chapter ABNLP, Victorian Waterpolo, Lorne SLSC Council of Life Saving Delegates LSV

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Media Relations, Strategic Communications, Social Media, Speech Writing, Copy Editing, Website Management.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, 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

 


David Bond

Treasurer

Iain Roy

Board Director


Skills

Accounting and Finance, Research, Social Media Engagement, Public Speaking, Writing.

 

Current Employment

Senior Lecturer – UTS Business School

 

Former Employment

Academic Fellow – IFRS Foundation

 

Education

PhD (Accounting) – UTS

Bachelor of Business (Honours) – UTS

 

Board Experience

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Governance, Sports Integrity, Sports Law, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Strategy Development.

 

Current Employment

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

 

Education

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Graduate Diploma in Sports Law, University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Sports Management, University of Canberra

LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Melbourne

 

Board Experience

National Sports Museum, Advisory Board

ACA Player Accreditation Scheme, Advisory Board

Richmond FC Governance and Remuneration Committee, Independent Member

 

Based in

Melbourne


Samantha Culbert

Board Director

Isaak Dury

Board Director


Skills

Sport business strategy, Marketing, Communications, Change implementation, Membership modelling, Community and stakeholder engagement, Sponsorship, Fundraising, Event management

 

Current Employment

CEO, Aussie Aths
Consultancy projects via Jump Media & Marketing

 

Former Employment

General Manager, Jump Media & Marketing
Marketing Services Manager, Essendon Football Club
Competition Manager, Athletics Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) – Victoria University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Director – Athletics Victoria
Board Director – Athletics New South Wales

 

Based in

Melbourne




Tamatha Harding

Board Director

Rebecca Reed

Board Director


Skills

Program and Project Management, Strategic Planning, Grant Writing and management, Governance, Stakeholder management

 

Current Employment

Inclusion Lead at Tennis Victoria (P/T)
Owner consultancy business specializing in strategic planning, project management and business coaching

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager – Community Tennis, Tennis Victoria
Marketing and Membership Manager – Northcote Aquatic Centre

 

Education

Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement

 

Board Experience

Darebin Women’s advisory committee member
Member of Sport & Recreation Vic Women in Sport Advisory Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

HR Management, Executive Coaching in Sport, Project Management, Policy and Procedure Management and Mentoring

 

Current Employment

Derwent Search – Partner & Head of Sport, Leisure & Entertainment Practice

 

Former Employment

Odgers Berndtson – Partner & Head of Sport, Gaming & Entertainment Practice A/NZ

 

Education

Bachelor of Education

 

Board Experience

SCEGGS Darlinghurst Committee Member – OGU

 

Based in

Sydney


Anthony Moore

Board Director

Stefan Grun

Board Director


Skills

Driving strategic planning, policy development and transformational change in the sports environment, sponsorship, major events, branding and merchandising.

 

Former Employment

CEO, Basketball Australia

General Manager Participation and Sustainable Sports, Sport Australia

General Manager Commercial Operations, St Kilda Football Club

 

Education

Executive Masters Sports Organisation Management, Universite catholique de Louvain

Graduate Diploma Business Administration, Swinburne University of Technology

 

Board Experience

Board Member, Commonwealth Games Australia (2014-2018)

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Communications, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Brand management, Media and issues management, Leadership development, Management consulting.

 

Current Employment

Director of Marketing & Communications at Yooralla

 

Former Employment

Executive Manager, Marketing & Communications at VicHealth

 

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Tasmania
Graduate, Centre for Corporate Public Affairs

 

Previous Board Experience

Chair of the AFL Umpires Association
Chair of Advisory Committee – Australian Sports Technology Network

 

Based in

Melbourne


Alison Buxton

Secretary


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO Confoil Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director & Public Officer Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director Australian Shareholders Association

 

Former Employment

Non-Executive Director Wiljuma Pty & Confoil Pty Ltd; Managing Director and Public Officer ANZ, The Martin-Brower Company

 

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

Independent director of the East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC)
Member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee
Member of the Stakeholder Communications & Engagement Committee

 

Based in

Melbourne