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

Gen Simmons

President

Tamatha Harding

Secretary

David Bond

Treasurer

Iain Roy

Board Director

Samantha Culbert

Board Director


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

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



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

Rebecca Reed

Board Director

Stefan Grun

Board Director

Jess Ivers

Board Director

Cherie Nicholl

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

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

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

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

 

Current Employment

Freelance Social Media Manager and Content Producer.

 

Former Employment
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



Hanna Heptinstall

Board Director


Skills

Stakeholder Management, Communications, Strategic Planning, Rapport Building, Change Management, Talent Development, Business Development

 

Current Employment

Stakeholder Relations Manager – Netball SA

 

Former Employment

NewsCorp Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

 

Board Experience

President – Summertown Netball Club

 

Based in

Adelaide

 



Gen Simmons

President

Tamatha Harding

Secretary

David Bond

Treasurer


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

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

Samantha Culbert

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

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



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


Rebecca Reed

Board Director

Stefan Grun

Board Director

Jess Ivers

Board Director


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

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

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

 

Current Employment

Freelance Social Media Manager and Content Producer.

 

Former Employment
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


Cherie Nicholl

Board Director

Hanna Heptinstall

Board Director


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

Stakeholder Management, Communications, Strategic Planning, Rapport Building, Change Management, Talent Development, Business Development

 

Current Employment

Stakeholder Relations Manager – Netball SA

 

Former Employment

NewsCorp Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

 

Board Experience

President – Summertown Netball Club

 

Based in

Adelaide

 


Gen Simmons

President

Tamatha Harding

Secretary


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

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


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


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



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


Rebecca Reed

Board Director

Stefan Grun

Board Director


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

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


Jess Ivers

Board Director

Cherie Nicholl

Board Director


Skills

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

 

Current Employment

Freelance Social Media Manager and Content Producer.

 

Former Employment
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


Hanna Heptinstall

Board Director


Skills

Stakeholder Management, Communications, Strategic Planning, Rapport Building, Change Management, Talent Development, Business Development

 

Current Employment

Stakeholder Relations Manager – Netball SA

 

Former Employment

NewsCorp Australia

 

Education

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

 

Board Experience

President – Summertown Netball Club

 

Based in

Adelaide