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Board of Directors and Executives


Matt Abood

Matt is a World and Commonwealth Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist. Since retiring from swimming, he has forged a successful career in banking, telecommunications and technology.


Hayden Collins

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


Shaun Creighton

Shaun is currently a Partner Director at boutique national law firm Moulis Legal. He has over 30 years involvement in sport as an athlete, coach, lawyer and Board member.


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.


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.

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Woodhouse

Rob is Dolphin #310, a dual Olympian and Olympic medallist. He brings to the CEO role vast global experience from his successful sports agency businesses in Australia and the UK.

Chief Operating Officer

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.

High Performance Director

Greg Shaw

Greg has spent most of his life working in swimming, as a Dolphin, in performance support as a dietitian and more recently as a program manager of Open Water. He has worked in an array of sports.

EGM - Commercial, Marketing and 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.

General Manager, People and Culture

Scott Glover

Scott brings a wealth of People and Culture professional experience coupled with industry experience in the global sports and entertainment industry.