Meet The Board
Libby Mears, Chair & Director:
Highly experienced Board Chair, Non-Executive Director and CEO with demonstrated governance, risk and strategic leadership credentials. Significant experience in start-up roles and organisations at the cutting edge of transformative change, creating positive social and environmental impact. A visible leader, committed to building values driven, strengths-based cultures and enabling engaged and aligned teams. Experienced Non-Executive Director. Current appointments – Chair, Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority, Director, Give Where You Live, Chair, Western Leisure Services, Non-Executive Director, Barwon Health
Carl Partridge, Director:
Carl is currently Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of AUSTSWIM ithat national body for the training of teachers of swimming and water safety. Carl has a long running background in the sports, leisure and entertainment sector having been a Board Director or CEO for the last 26 years in a range of sports including premiership soccer, international cricket, basketball, ice hockey, and gymnastics. Carls area of expertise is in business growth, service excellence and driving improved outcomes for organisations. Carl is a father of three daughters, who live and breathe swimming and is based in Melbourne, Victoria
Alexandra Ash, Director:
Alexandra is the CEO of Gymnastics Australia supporting 8 gymsports, 4 being Olympic sports. Prior to this role Alex was the Executive General Manager of Recreation at The Y Victoria, managing 83 facilities across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. She is currently the Vice-President of Royal Lifesaving Society Australia and prior Chair of Disability Sport and Recreation and Deputy Chair of Gymnastics Victoria. Alex is passionate about water safety as enjoying all our waterways in Australia is an essential part of Australian life.
Andrew Dix, Director & Chair, Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee:
Andrew is an experienced non-executive director with deep experience in finance, internal and external audit, risk, and governance. His focus is on practical solutions to assist businesses to achieve their strategic objectives. Previously a member of the Senior Management Team at Telstra, his other current Board appointments are at NBN Co., Swinburne University of Technology, and the Victorian Farmers Federation. In the Local Government sector he Chairs Audit and Risk Committees at the Cities of Monash and Manningham, and previously Boroondara.
Peter Hertan, Director & Member, Finance , Audit & Risk Management Committee:
Peter has worked as a senior executive in the Victorian Government, including as Head of Sport and Recreation Victoria. Peter currently works as a consultant supporting Government, sports and community organisations, on strategic planning, governance and major construction projects. He is presently a member of a number of Boards in the community and sport sectors.