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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Mick Jaroszewicz Director

Mick has 37 years experience as a structural / civil engineer and manager with building projects in United Kingdom, Middle East and Australia. He has been a company director in Australia since 1989. He is the founder of MAJCON, Consulting Structural, Civil Engineers and Project Managers.

Mick has been a Director of The Association of Consulting Structural Engineers, NSW since 2007. As President in 2013 he led the reform of the Articles of Association which has resulted in substantial membership growth.

Mick is passionate about sport, a healthy lifestyle and junior development in sport. He has played representative sport with his school, university and sporting clubs in football, rugby, squash and golf. Mick has played squash for 44 years and has held numerous club administration roles during this time.

Between 2011-2016 he was Chairman of [email protected] Squash Club. Recently he was elected to join the Board of Directors of Briars Sporting Club, with over 1200 members participating in seven different sports.
Mick was elected to the Squash Australia Board in March 2015 and he is chairperson of the Events and Facilities Working Groups.

Mick Jaroszewicz BSc MICE MIE(Aust) CPEng NPER RPEQ RBPVic

 

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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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Joanne Brodie Joanne Brodie

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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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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Robert Nicholls Director
Robert started playing squash as a junior with Michelle Martin in 1979 at Engadine Squash. He was Junior Club Champion from 1981-1987 winning several junior competitions (as No 1) for Engadine Squash Club. He played A1 Men’s Pennant and in-state grade regularly.
From 1981-1986, toured NSW, ACT and Victoria as a Green Shield Representative (with Grant Amer and Adam Schreiber). In 1984 and 1985 Robert won the Men’s Open Doubles at the Miranda Squash Tournament with Grant Amer.
Robert also represented St George Sutherland and Sydney in AFL between 1981-1986. From 1977-1986 he played AFL with the Heathcote Hawks and was undefeated from 1977 - 1985. He is the winner of 9 back to back premierships.
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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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