Industry, Governance

Vicsport welcomes two new Board Directors

At Vicsport’s 36th Annual General Meeting on 20th November 2018, Chairman Ron Gauci announced the election of Simon Brookhouse and Tanya Gallina as non-executive directors to the Board of Vicsport.

Each new Director brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from various avenues of the sports industry and are both passionate about advancing Victorian sport.

The two new Directors join Andrew Walton (Deputy Chairman), Richard Amon, Margot Foster AM, Catherine Harding, Tim Large, Derek O’Leary and Susan Smith.

Simon Brookhouse

Simon has recently been appointed General Manager of Golf Operations at Golf Australia. Simon is responsible for all national golf events, rules and handicapping, special projects and state operations. Prior to this, Simon was the CEO of Golf Victoria and played a pivotal role in developing and delivering a strong Strategic Plan and growth of the Vic Open.

With a keen interest in sport, Simon has served on the board of numerous sporting associations including basketball and cricket. Prior to working in the sporting industry, Simon held various senior roles in corporate banking spanning 15 years. Simon’s qualifications include: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business and Graduate, Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.

Tanya Gallina

Tanya is currently General Manager, Strategic Projects at Hawthorn Football Club with nearly 20 years’ experience across the Australian sporting landscape. Tanya’s current role is to manage the continual integration, participation and development of women’s football, investigate and manage new business ventures and support partnerships with alternate sports inclusive of netball, basketball and AFL wheelchair.

A current board member at the Box Hill Football Club, Tanya brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across many portfolios in sports administration intertwined with a commitment to lead and deliver inclusive programs that support participation, career pathways and mentorship of female sport administrators and athletes.

Tanya’s holds a Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Media & Marketing), a Key Executives Business course at Harvard Business School and AFL Executive Leadership program.

Simon and Tanya bring extraordinary strategic, operational and governance experience to the Vicsport Board as they bring significant depth to it. I would like to thank all of the candidates, the quality and calibre of nominations this year speaks well of how Vicsport is positioned.

Ron Gauci also thanked outgoing Directors Stephanie Beltrame and Stuart Craig for their enormous contribution on the Vicsport Board,

“We greatly appreciate the effort of both Stephanie and Stuart for their dedication and commitment to the Board for a number of years.”

Jasmine Richwol

Communications and Marketing Manager, Vicsport

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