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Board of Directors and Executives

Interim President

Susan Smith

Susan is an astute leader with extensive Board experience, including as the Deputy Chair of VicSport and a Director and Company Secretary for the Bendigo Highett Community Bank.


Hayden Collins

Hayden is a Management Consultant focused on establishing clear strategic direction for organisations by measuring the effectiveness and value of programs.


Melissa Fein

Melissa is currently the CEO of Initiative Australia, a global communications agency aimed at building brands through culture, having held the position since 2016.


Tim Ford

Tim is a decorated management consultant, Harvard Business School graduate and Commonwealth Games Silver medallist.


Sally Howe

Sally has over 35 years of experience in the Health Industry working in executive and senior management roles across private, public, community and primary health sectors.


Neil Martin

Neil has many years experience as a Strategy Consultant and Executive Search and Leadership Consultant. During his career he was a senior partner for two leading global executive search firms.


Iain Melhuish

Iain brings a wealth of combined sporting and financial experience, having represented Australia in swimming throughout the late 1990’s before transitioning to a career in corporate finance.

Interim CEO

Steve Newman

Steve joined Swimming Australia in July 2022 and brings with him extensive corporate experience across a number of different sports. Previous to sport, Steve worked in senior finance roles across PR.

EGM - Commercial, Marketing & Events

Jodie Hawkins

Jodie has etched a strong career in sports administration, with almost two decade’s experience across a variety of sports and roles.

General Manager, Government and International Relations

Sam Watson

Sam has extensive experience across sport, public policy and government, including with a National Sporting Organisation and Organising Committees for a major international sporting events.