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Board of Directors and Executives

Director

Tim Ford

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

Director

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.

Director

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.

Director

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.

Director

Annabelle Williams OAM

Annabelle is a dual Paralympian and multiple Paralympic medal winner, an international motivational speaker, lawyer, director, sports commentator and diversity advocate.

President

Michelle Gallen

Michelle has a long history in swimming at the national level and has completed a PhD in international sports law.

Director

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.

Director

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.

Director

Tony Shaw

Tony has over 40 years of coaching experience at all levels of swimming and has coached athletes on all major senior teams including Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships teams.

Chief Executive Officer

Eugénie Buckley

Eugénie is the CEO of Swimming Australia and has previously held CEO roles at Suiko Consulting, Brisbane Roar FC and ICC Women’s World Cup 2009.

Executive General Manager, Commercial & Marketing

Jodie Hawkins

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

Executive General Manager, Sport Development

Kirin Lindop

With over 20 years of experience in the sporting industry, Kirin has worked across various sporting codes and government agencies at a local and state.

Executive General Manager, Corporate

Steven Newman

Steven 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

Tamara Sheppard

Tamara is an accomplished elite sports leader passionate about leading performance focused, supportive team environments that empower and engage people to achieve more than they though.

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