Joanne Brodie President

Joanne works for Coffs Harbour City Council and previously worked for Qantas Airways for 17-years.

Joanne is an experienced Manager, with expertise in strategic planning, governance, risk management, safety and implementation. She is passionate about sport and wellbeing and has played representative level hockey and netball and participated in sailing, mixed indoor netball, mixed indoor cricket, scuba diving, martial arts and squash.

Joanne is a Director on the Board of The Community Transport Company, the Board of North Coast Local Land Services, a Category Chief Judge for the Australian Institute of Project Management National Awards and a Landcare volunteer.

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Chris Sinclair Director

In her teenage years Chris represented NSW in athletics, swimming, diving and netball and was also a National netball umpire. Chris started playing squash in Melbourne, then moved to Townsville and finished playing A grade in Sydney having played the second top grade.

For NSW Squash Chris organised the Sydney Pennant competition when there were >260 women’s and >350 men’s teams of 5 players just in the north. Chris ran the Sydney Junior Pennant competition for many years and together with Beverley Gould and Ted Barlow, initiated the Australian Junior Championships.

Chris’ love has always been refereeing and she was one of a small number of WSF World Referees (and the only female). Chris refereed at many of the top world events including World Championship and Commonwealth Games finals. 

Chris has given over 20 years to Community Aid and Meals on Wheels. Chris is a Researcher, Historian and Archivist with 3 university degrees and is currently completing a PhD. Chris is a part-time Lecturer, Mentor, Presenter and Tutor.

Chris was a former President of NSW Squash.

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Nathan Turnbull Director

I have been playing squash at all levels for over 20 years, from worst player at my club to representing Australia at the World University Games.

I am heavily involved in coaching juniors at Sandgate Squash Centre which I am a part owner, I am also a World Squash Federation Referee and still a very serious squash player. Although my tournaments these days are far more social than professional it hasn’t stopped the desire to win.

I have been involved on more committees and panels in squash then I can count and has always been a passion of mine to move squash forward.

I was a Director of QSquash ltd from 2016-2018.

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Adam Carter Director

Adam is an Accountant and Business Advisor.
His previous experience includes the following -
Pockets of Brilliance Research Institute Ltd (Director)
Sunshine Coast Racing Pty Ltd (Director and Chairman)
Queensland Race Product Co Ltd (Company Secretary)
Queensland Racing Venue Management Company Ltd (Director)
Rockhampton Racing Pty Ltd (Director and Company Secretary)
Australian Racing Board, now Racing Australia (Director)
Racing Queensland Ltd – Company Secretary
Chairman & Chairman Finance Committee, St Patricks College, Shorncliffe

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Matt Schmidt Director

Matt is currently the Executive Director with ACHPER in South Australia.
He has experience with the following -
LESNW- Lutheran Education South Australia, Northern Territory and WA
Squash South Australia
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Uni SA Sport
Concordia Old Collegians Cricket Club

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Alex Dore Director

Alex Dore is a Senior Manager in the management consulting team of PwC Australia with functional experience in strategy, process improvement, and project management. Before PwC, he worked as a Policy Advisor to a NSW Government Minister. 

Alex has over a decade of successful governance experience in membership-based, not-for-profit organisations, and has led membership reviews to enhance membership experience and increase retention. He holds a postgraduate law degree and a bachelor qualification in economic theory and public policy from the University of Sydney.

He is passionate about squash, and helping to grow it to be a thriving participant sport in Australia. Last year he played over 90 games, and mostly frequents Warringah Recreation Centre, Bondi Squash Club, and the Castlereagh Fitness Centre. 

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Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

Adam Carter Director

Adam is an Accountant and Business Advisor.
His previous experience includes the following -
Pockets of Brilliance Research Institute Ltd (Director)
Sunshine Coast Racing Pty Ltd (Director and Chairman)
Queensland Race Product Co Ltd (Company Secretary)
Queensland Racing Venue Management Company Ltd (Director)
Rockhampton Racing Pty Ltd (Director and Company Secretary)
Australian Racing Board, now Racing Australia (Director)
Racing Queensland Ltd – Company Secretary
Chairman & Chairman Finance Committee, St Patricks College, Shorncliffe

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Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Margot Foster Chair

Margot Foster AM is an experienced sports administrator, lawyer and Olympian. She comes to the role of Chair of the Squash Australia HR and Nominations Committee having practiced law for 34 years and having held numerous roles on a variety of sport and non-sport boards. Margot represented Australia in rowing at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles winning a bronze medal in the women's four and at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh winning a gold medal in the women's eights.

Margot's experience on boards includes the Australian Sports Commission, Sport New Zealand, International Rowing Federation Masters Commission, Rowing Australia, Rowing Victoria, Gymnastics Australia, Melbourne's 1996 Olympic Bid Committee, VicHealth amongst others. She presently chairs Vicsport and the Melbourne University Sports Association and  is a member of the Olympians Club of Victoria. Margot's experiences, arising from the many roles she has held has given her an insight into best governance practices for sports boards. 

Whilst no longer practising law Margot has established her consultancy Talk the Talk Sport & Mediation which focuses on governance, mediation and dispute resolution principally in sport. Since its establishment in early 2016 she has worked for Golf Australia, Play by the Rules, established Oceania confederation constitutions for three sports, Calisthenics Australia, Calisthenics Victoria, Pony Club Victoria, Archery Victoria, Athletics Australia and others. 

Margot became a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2015 for services to sports administration and governance, as an elite athlete and for support for women's sport. She has also been awarded the Order of Merit by Gymnastics Australia and the Contribution to Sport Award by the Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Margot is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute her skills and experience to Squash Australia.

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Matt Schmidt Director

Matt is currently the Executive Director with ACHPER in South Australia.
He has experience with the following -
South Australian Cricket Association - Game Development
Squash South Australia
Uni SA Sport
Sport SA
LESNW- Lutheran Education South Australia, Northern Territory and WA
Concordia Old Collegians Cricket Club

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Benjamin Haywood Nominations

Benjamin Haywood is a Senior Consultant, Governance and Strategy and joined Sport Australia in July 2019. Prior to this Benjamin was the General Manager for Water Polo WA and spent 7 years in game development for the AFL, both in NSW and Western Australia.

Benjamin has spent time working in tertiary education, using sport education as a vehicle for student development and growth contributing to their overall student experience

His passion is the development of sport at all levels and has qualifications in both Commerce and Sports Administration, which he uses to build the capacity and capability of the sport sector across Australia.   

 

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