David Mandel President

David played squash for nearly thirty years at club level. This was from his university days at the University of Sussex, England, until ten years ago in Australia, when his knee failed. And in between, when in America he not only played but also commenced training as a referee, an activity that lapsed upon his return to Melbourne.

David has 25 years of employment by multinationals in the UK, USA and Australia, rising to running the Australia subsidiary of a listed USA Fortune 500 company. While the functional skills were finance and treasury, the strategic and analytical abilities have driven the contributions he has made in the later and now current roles.

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Michelle Martin Director

Michelle Martin has been one of Australia’s most prolific athletes on the international squash scene. She won three consecutive world titles in 1993, 94, and 95, and clinched six straight British Opens titles – in 1993, 94, 95, 96, 97 and 98. She also held the world No.1 ranking from 1993-95 and again in 1999.

This domination overflowed into her Australian representational duties, competing at six World Women’s Team’s Championships in 1987, 90, 92, 94, 96 and 98.

Martin also competed for Australia at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games winning two gold medals in the women’s singles and the mixed doubles. She also represented Australia in the 1996 and 1999 World Cups. In addition to her outstanding international prowess she won seven Australian Open Championships – in 1991, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98 and 99.

Her outstanding squash attributes have been acknowledge by both the Australian public and the World Squash Federation after being inducted into both respective Sports Halls of Fame. In March 2005 she was inducted into the inaugural Australian Squash Hall of Fame.

Martin has continued her commitment to Australian squash in the coaching field, and was manager/coach of the victorious Australian team at the 2004 World Women’s Teams Championship in Amsterdam.

In 2013 the Australian government acknowledged Michelle's contribution and services to Squash and Australian sport with the award Medal of the Order of Australia.

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Joanne Brodie Director

Joanne has worked at Qantas Airways for 15 years on a number of business transformation and aircraft projects, including setting up Jetstar Japan. She led a team of 200+ people at the Nagano and Sydney Olympics, and took time out from her job at Qantas to work at the Salt Lake & Athens Games.

Joanne is an experienced Program 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 Coffs Harbour, Bellingen Nambucca Community Transport, a Category Chief Judge for the Australian Institute of Project Management National Awards and a Landcare volunteer.

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Dale Robbins Director

Dale an active squash player within the masters squash environment, has a specialist background in Marketing and Strategies working in the automotive industry. Dale is currently the state sales manager for Nissan Motor Co.

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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 all the top players including Jahangir, Jansher, Power, Matthew, Gaultier, Devoy, Fitz-Gerald and the 3 Martins over many years, including World Championship and Commonwealth Games finals. Chris is currently a member of the WSF Rules Committee and is a WSF Assessor.

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.

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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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Mick Jaroszewicz Director

Mick is passionate about a healthy lifestyle through participation in sport, volunteering with non for profit organisations and joining his organisations with charities involved in wellbeing. Mick played squash for 44 years and has held numerous senior club administration roles.

Between 2011-2016 he was Chairman of [email protected] Squash Club and was the leader in the amalgamation of the two squash clubs. In 2015 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Briars Sports with over 1500 sporting members participating in six different sports.

Mick was elected to the Squash Australia Board in March 2015 and he has been chairperson of the Events and Facilities Working Groups. In the role of Chair of Facilities his mission is to build more squash courts. Currently he is negotiations with Canada Bay Council, NSW to bring squash courts back to the Municipality.

Mick has 39 years’ experience as a Structural / Civil Engineer and Project Manager with major building projects in United Kingdom, Middle East and Australia. He has been a company director in Australia since 1989. In 2007 he founded MAJCON, providing corporate and government NSW with Structural / Civil Engineering, Building Repairs and Condition / Dilapidation Survey expertise.

Mick has been a Director of The Association of Consulting Structural Engineers, NSW since 2007. As President in 2012 he led the reform of the Articles of Association, oversaw its autonomy and self-governance away from Consult Australia which has resulted in substantial membership growth and new-found high-profile corporate sponsorship. He master planned the Association’s Mission Statement and 5 year Strategic Plan in 2012 and he currently leads governance, corporate sponsorship and membership.

Mick A. Jaroszewicz BSc MICE MIE(Aust) CPEng NER APEC Engineer Int(Aust) Building Practitioner (Victoria) RPEQ

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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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