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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

Alison Buxton

Secretary

Frances Codaro

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

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



Skills

Communications, Public Relations, Media, Promotions, Education, Relationship Management

 

Current Employment

Senior Operations Manager at Golf Management Australia

 

Former Employment

Education and Media Manager at Australian Olympic Committee

 

Based in

Sydney



Louise Evans OAM

Board Director

Iain Roy

Board Director

Isaak Dury

Tamatha Harding

Rebecca Reed


Skills

Internal and external communications; writing, editing and publishing; media engagement and management; crisis management; presenting, facilitating, public speaking; traditional and social media engagement and management; documentary maker; mentoring; networking.

Current Employment

Founding Editor – AAP FactCheck

Creator and Judge – #WISPAA Women in Sport Photo Action Awards and Touring Exhibition

Author and Documentary Maker Passage to Pusan – a non fiction Australian family wartime story that started as a book and became a touring exhibition and documentary of the same name.

Former Employment

Louise is a career journalist who has worked around Australia and around the world as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and media executive  for organisations including The Sydney Morning Herald (eight years), The Australian (11 years) and Australian Associated Press (five years in London and Beijing).

A women sports’ pioneer, Louise was the first female sports journalist hired by The Sydney Morning Herald and the first female sports editor employed by The Australian. Louise went on to work at six Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games (most recently 2018 Gold Coast) and numerous world sporting championships.

More recently Louise works as a communications specialist, appearing as a presenter, moderator and judge at conferences, seminars and awards including for Mumbrella, the Australian Society for Sports History, Australian Associated Press Sports Editors Conference and annual Awards, the Melbourne Press Club and Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards.

Awards 

2019 – Order of Australia Medal (OAM) Queen’s Honour for services to the media and sport.

2019 – Financial Review Woman of Influence for services to the arts, culture and sport.

2017 – South Korean Government Appreciation Award for contributions to Korean War veteran affairs and the Korea- Australia relationship.

2015 –  Edna Ryan Sport Award for promoting the engagement and recognition of women in sport.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Queensland
Leading with Impact, News Corp Leadership Diploma

Based

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









Anthony Moore


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



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


Alison Buxton

Secretary

Frances Codaro

Board Director

Louise Evans OAM

Board Director


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



Skills

Communications, Public Relations, Media, Promotions, Education, Relationship Management

 

Current Employment

Senior Operations Manager at Golf Management Australia

 

Former Employment

Education and Media Manager at Australian Olympic Committee

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Internal and external communications; writing, editing and publishing; media engagement and management; crisis management; presenting, facilitating, public speaking; traditional and social media engagement and management; documentary maker; mentoring; networking.

Current Employment

Founding Editor – AAP FactCheck

Creator and Judge – #WISPAA Women in Sport Photo Action Awards and Touring Exhibition

Author and Documentary Maker Passage to Pusan – a non fiction Australian family wartime story that started as a book and became a touring exhibition and documentary of the same name.

Former Employment

Louise is a career journalist who has worked around Australia and around the world as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and media executive  for organisations including The Sydney Morning Herald (eight years), The Australian (11 years) and Australian Associated Press (five years in London and Beijing).

A women sports’ pioneer, Louise was the first female sports journalist hired by The Sydney Morning Herald and the first female sports editor employed by The Australian. Louise went on to work at six Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games (most recently 2018 Gold Coast) and numerous world sporting championships.

More recently Louise works as a communications specialist, appearing as a presenter, moderator and judge at conferences, seminars and awards including for Mumbrella, the Australian Society for Sports History, Australian Associated Press Sports Editors Conference and annual Awards, the Melbourne Press Club and Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards.

Awards 

2019 – Order of Australia Medal (OAM) Queen’s Honour for services to the media and sport.

2019 – Financial Review Woman of Influence for services to the arts, culture and sport.

2017 – South Korean Government Appreciation Award for contributions to Korean War veteran affairs and the Korea- Australia relationship.

2015 –  Edna Ryan Sport Award for promoting the engagement and recognition of women in sport.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Queensland
Leading with Impact, News Corp Leadership Diploma

Based

Sydney


Iain Roy

Board Director

Isaak Dury

Tamatha Harding


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






Rebecca Reed

Anthony Moore




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


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

Alison Buxton

Secretary


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

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


Frances Codaro

Board Director

Louise Evans OAM

Board Director


Skills

Communications, Public Relations, Media, Promotions, Education, Relationship Management

 

Current Employment

Senior Operations Manager at Golf Management Australia

 

Former Employment

Education and Media Manager at Australian Olympic Committee

 

Based in

Sydney



Skills

Internal and external communications; writing, editing and publishing; media engagement and management; crisis management; presenting, facilitating, public speaking; traditional and social media engagement and management; documentary maker; mentoring; networking.

Current Employment

Founding Editor – AAP FactCheck

Creator and Judge – #WISPAA Women in Sport Photo Action Awards and Touring Exhibition

Author and Documentary Maker Passage to Pusan – a non fiction Australian family wartime story that started as a book and became a touring exhibition and documentary of the same name.

Former Employment

Louise is a career journalist who has worked around Australia and around the world as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and media executive  for organisations including The Sydney Morning Herald (eight years), The Australian (11 years) and Australian Associated Press (five years in London and Beijing).

A women sports’ pioneer, Louise was the first female sports journalist hired by The Sydney Morning Herald and the first female sports editor employed by The Australian. Louise went on to work at six Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games (most recently 2018 Gold Coast) and numerous world sporting championships.

More recently Louise works as a communications specialist, appearing as a presenter, moderator and judge at conferences, seminars and awards including for Mumbrella, the Australian Society for Sports History, Australian Associated Press Sports Editors Conference and annual Awards, the Melbourne Press Club and Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards.

Awards 

2019 – Order of Australia Medal (OAM) Queen’s Honour for services to the media and sport.

2019 – Financial Review Woman of Influence for services to the arts, culture and sport.

2017 – South Korean Government Appreciation Award for contributions to Korean War veteran affairs and the Korea- Australia relationship.

2015 –  Edna Ryan Sport Award for promoting the engagement and recognition of women in sport.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Queensland
Leading with Impact, News Corp Leadership Diploma

Based

Sydney


Iain Roy

Board Director

Isaak Dury


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




Tamatha Harding

Rebecca Reed





Anthony Moore


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