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

Gen Dohrmann (nee Simmons)

President

Rebecca Reed

Deputy Chair

Tamatha Harding

Secretary

David Bond

Treasurer

Iain Roy

Board Director


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO – Table Tennis Victoria

 

Former Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, Gymnastics Victoria
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

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer, Sport Integrity & Governance Partners (SIGPA)

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

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



Isaak Dury

Board Director

Jess Ivers

Board Director

Cherie Nicholl

Board Director

Ruth Holdaway MBE

Board Director

Demelza Fellowes

Board Director


Skills

Information Technology, Membership Systems and Development, Strategy Development, Project Management, Governance

Current Employment

CEO and Founder, TidyHQ.com

 

Former Employment

Consultant, Director, Element80
State Development Manager, Boom Logistics
General Manager, Clear Solar
International Business Manager, BlueScope Wat

 

Education

2010 Technology Entrepreneurship, Stanford University
2009 MBA, Curtin University (NC)
2005 Masters of IT, Edith Cowan University (NC)
2003 B.Commerce, Commerce and Law, Edith Cowan University

 

Based in

Victoria



Skills

Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Content Production, Journalism, Website Management, Team Management.

 

Current Employment

Social Media and Content Manager – 2XU

 

Former Employment

Freelance Social Media Content Producer (Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, Australian Open)
Social Media Coordinator – Tennis Australia
Digital Media Coordinator – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Social Media & Communications Coordinator – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

 

Education
Diploma of Journalism – Macleay College
Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Business Strategy, Transformation, Commercialisation / Sponsorship, Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement & Management, Event Management

 

Current Employment

CEO – Greyhounds Australasia

 

Former Employment

News Corp – Head of Sales Enablement and Communications
Royal Agricultural Society – General Manager Commercial and Sydney Royal Easter Show
News Corp – Partnerships Director
News Corp – Deputy Marketing & Circulation Director

 

Education

Company Secretary Governance Institute of Australia
Assoc Dip Business Management, Marketing

 

Board Experience

Life Changing Experiences Foundation Committee Member

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

A campaigner for gender equality throughout her career Ruth held leadership roles with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Women’s Aid in the UK before moving to the sports sector. She also spent six years at The Prostate Cancer Charity where she was part of the team that launched the Movember Campaign in the UK. Ruth was awarded the MBE in 2019 for services to gender equality in sport.

 

Current Employment

Chief Executive – St Kilda Mums

 

Former Employment

Chief Executive – Tennis Victoria
Chief Executive – Women in Sport
Director of Business Development and Communications – Women’s Aid
Director of Operations and Marketing Communications – Prostate Cancer UK

 

Education

University of Birmingham – MSc, Health Care Management
University of East London – Honorary Doctorate, Sports Studies
University of Birmingham – BSocSci, Field Of StudyInternational Studies & Spanish

 

Based in

Melbourne





Chantella Perera

Board Director


Skills

Communications, Sports Marketing, Sports Presentation Services, Journalism, Media Relations, Social Media, Match Day Experiences.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – KOJO Sports

 

Former Employment

VFL Womens Player / Player Devlopment Mentor – Hawthorn Football Club
AFL Women’s Player – West Coast Eagles
WNBL Player – Bendigo Spirit Basketball

 

Education

Master of Professional Accounting/Masters in Commerce, Accounting/Marketing – Deakin University

 

Based in

Melbourne

 



Gen Dohrmann (nee Simmons)

President

Rebecca Reed

Deputy Chair

Tamatha Harding

Secretary


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO – Table Tennis Victoria

 

Former Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, Gymnastics Victoria
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

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

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


David Bond

Treasurer

Iain Roy

Board Director

Isaak Dury

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

Chief Executive Officer, Sport Integrity & Governance Partners (SIGPA)

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

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

Information Technology, Membership Systems and Development, Strategy Development, Project Management, Governance

Current Employment

CEO and Founder, TidyHQ.com

 

Former Employment

Consultant, Director, Element80
State Development Manager, Boom Logistics
General Manager, Clear Solar
International Business Manager, BlueScope Wat

 

Education

2010 Technology Entrepreneurship, Stanford University
2009 MBA, Curtin University (NC)
2005 Masters of IT, Edith Cowan University (NC)
2003 B.Commerce, Commerce and Law, Edith Cowan University

 

Based in

Victoria


Jess Ivers

Board Director

Cherie Nicholl

Board Director

Ruth Holdaway MBE

Board Director


Skills

Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Content Production, Journalism, Website Management, Team Management.

 

Current Employment

Social Media and Content Manager – 2XU

 

Former Employment

Freelance Social Media Content Producer (Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, Australian Open)
Social Media Coordinator – Tennis Australia
Digital Media Coordinator – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Social Media & Communications Coordinator – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

 

Education
Diploma of Journalism – Macleay College
Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Business Strategy, Transformation, Commercialisation / Sponsorship, Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement & Management, Event Management

 

Current Employment

CEO – Greyhounds Australasia

 

Former Employment

News Corp – Head of Sales Enablement and Communications
Royal Agricultural Society – General Manager Commercial and Sydney Royal Easter Show
News Corp – Partnerships Director
News Corp – Deputy Marketing & Circulation Director

 

Education

Company Secretary Governance Institute of Australia
Assoc Dip Business Management, Marketing

 

Board Experience

Life Changing Experiences Foundation Committee Member

 

Based in

Melbourne



Skills

A campaigner for gender equality throughout her career Ruth held leadership roles with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Women’s Aid in the UK before moving to the sports sector. She also spent six years at The Prostate Cancer Charity where she was part of the team that launched the Movember Campaign in the UK. Ruth was awarded the MBE in 2019 for services to gender equality in sport.

 

Current Employment

Chief Executive – St Kilda Mums

 

Former Employment

Chief Executive – Tennis Victoria
Chief Executive – Women in Sport
Director of Business Development and Communications – Women’s Aid
Director of Operations and Marketing Communications – Prostate Cancer UK

 

Education

University of Birmingham – MSc, Health Care Management
University of East London – Honorary Doctorate, Sports Studies
University of Birmingham – BSocSci, Field Of StudyInternational Studies & Spanish

 

Based in

Melbourne


Demelza Fellowes

Board Director

Chantella Perera

Board Director




Skills

Communications, Sports Marketing, Sports Presentation Services, Journalism, Media Relations, Social Media, Match Day Experiences.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – KOJO Sports

 

Former Employment

VFL Womens Player / Player Devlopment Mentor – Hawthorn Football Club
AFL Women’s Player – West Coast Eagles
WNBL Player – Bendigo Spirit Basketball

 

Education

Master of Professional Accounting/Masters in Commerce, Accounting/Marketing – Deakin University

 

Based in

Melbourne

 


Gen Dohrmann (nee Simmons)

President

Rebecca Reed

Deputy Chair


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

CEO – Table Tennis Victoria

 

Former Employment

General Manager – Marketing and Commercial, Gymnastics Victoria
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

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


Tamatha Harding

Secretary

David Bond

Treasurer


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

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

Isaak Dury

Board Director


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

Chief Executive Officer, Sport Integrity & Governance Partners (SIGPA)

 

Former Employment

Former Head of Integrity and Senior Legal Counsel, Cricket Australia

Principal, Royglo Pty Ltd

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

Information Technology, Membership Systems and Development, Strategy Development, Project Management, Governance

Current Employment

CEO and Founder, TidyHQ.com

 

Former Employment

Consultant, Director, Element80
State Development Manager, Boom Logistics
General Manager, Clear Solar
International Business Manager, BlueScope Wat

 

Education

2010 Technology Entrepreneurship, Stanford University
2009 MBA, Curtin University (NC)
2005 Masters of IT, Edith Cowan University (NC)
2003 B.Commerce, Commerce and Law, Edith Cowan University

 

Based in

Victoria


Jess Ivers

Board Director

Cherie Nicholl

Board Director


Skills

Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Content Production, Journalism, Website Management, Team Management.

 

Current Employment

Social Media and Content Manager – 2XU

 

Former Employment

Freelance Social Media Content Producer (Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, Australian Open)
Social Media Coordinator – Tennis Australia
Digital Media Coordinator – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Social Media & Communications Coordinator – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

 

Education
Diploma of Journalism – Macleay College
Based in

Melbourne



Skills

Business Strategy, Transformation, Commercialisation / Sponsorship, Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement & Management, Event Management

 

Current Employment

CEO – Greyhounds Australasia

 

Former Employment

News Corp – Head of Sales Enablement and Communications
Royal Agricultural Society – General Manager Commercial and Sydney Royal Easter Show
News Corp – Partnerships Director
News Corp – Deputy Marketing & Circulation Director

 

Education

Company Secretary Governance Institute of Australia
Assoc Dip Business Management, Marketing

 

Board Experience

Life Changing Experiences Foundation Committee Member

 

Based in

Melbourne


Ruth Holdaway MBE

Board Director

Demelza Fellowes

Board Director


Skills

A campaigner for gender equality throughout her career Ruth held leadership roles with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Women’s Aid in the UK before moving to the sports sector. She also spent six years at The Prostate Cancer Charity where she was part of the team that launched the Movember Campaign in the UK. Ruth was awarded the MBE in 2019 for services to gender equality in sport.

 

Current Employment

Chief Executive – St Kilda Mums

 

Former Employment

Chief Executive – Tennis Victoria
Chief Executive – Women in Sport
Director of Business Development and Communications – Women’s Aid
Director of Operations and Marketing Communications – Prostate Cancer UK

 

Education

University of Birmingham – MSc, Health Care Management
University of East London – Honorary Doctorate, Sports Studies
University of Birmingham – BSocSci, Field Of StudyInternational Studies & Spanish

 

Based in

Melbourne




Chantella Perera

Board Director


Skills

Communications, Sports Marketing, Sports Presentation Services, Journalism, Media Relations, Social Media, Match Day Experiences.

 

Current Employment

General Manager – KOJO Sports

 

Former Employment

VFL Womens Player / Player Devlopment Mentor – Hawthorn Football Club
AFL Women’s Player – West Coast Eagles
WNBL Player – Bendigo Spirit Basketball

 

Education

Master of Professional Accounting/Masters in Commerce, Accounting/Marketing – Deakin University

 

Based in

Melbourne