Vicsport Staff

Steven Potts

Chief Executive Officer

Steven joined the Vicsport team in January 2017, as the Chief Executive Officer.

Steven is a not-for-profit organisation specialist, with demonstrated accomplishments over 15 years. His achievements include significant successes in working with not-for-profit boards and uniting members and stakeholders behind the organisation.

Steven’s past experience includes CEO of the Boating Industry Association of Victoria, General Manager of the Canopy Network, CEO of the Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria, CEO of the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association and the CEO of Skiing Australia.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys training and competing in triathlons, coaches running and is a long time supporter of the Western Bulldogs.


Meghan Mayman

General Manager

Meghan joined Vicsport in September 2015 comes to Vicsport with a strong background in sports administration including experience with governance, HR and policy development.

Most recently Meghan was the Operations and HR Manager at Bowls Australia. Meghan’s career in Bowls saw her progress through several roles over the past 8 years. During her time at Bowls Australia, Meghan has been heavily involved with a number of major projects including implementation of the Bowls Good Governance Project and the development of an overall strategic plan for the sport of Bowls in Australia. Meghan has also worked closely with Government partners on numerous projects, and the staff and boards of Bowls Australia and all state associations on the Bowls Connect IT project and the National Awards event.

Meghan’s main responsibilities with Vicsport will include maintaining Vicsport’s close relationship with members, funding partners, state government and other stakeholders. The role also includes the development of operational plans, monitoring and evaluation all initiatives, and Vicsport’s reporting requirements.

Email:
meghanm@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8108


Anthony Bowd

Manager Strategic Projects

Anthony started at Vicsport in January 2006. He is responsible for the management and delivery of Vicsport’s Strategic Projects undertaken on a consultancy basis for members and stakeholders. Examples of projects delivered include Sport Competition Structure Reviews, Board Governance Development Programs, Regional Facility Sport &
Recreational Strategies and the Commercialisation of Sport Participation Programs.

Anthony provides input into Government Submissions and other Vicsport advocacy work as required. Government submissions completed include The Future of Sport in Australia (Crawford) report, Henry Tax Review, reviews of the Associations Incorporations Act, Victorian Regulatory Reform, Sharing of Government Facilities, Planning and Local Government Regulations impacting Sport.

Anthony has a broad understanding of the regulatory environment impacting on the delivery of sport and recreation and extensive experience in liaison with government and sporting organisations to plan and deliver sport development projects.

Anthony has been involved in local sport (cricket and Australian Rules football) as a player and committee member and also enjoys sport and recreational activities socially including golf, tennis and squash.

Anthony has an undergraduate degree in Business (Applied Economics and Marketing) and has also completed his post graduate studies in Masters of Business (Sport Management), both at Deakin University.

Email:
anthonyb@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8102


Tracey Button

Membership Manager

Tracey joined Vicsport in July 2015. She brings to Vicsport invaluable experience and past success in a variety of positions including membership, sponsorship, event and account management for a range of organisations including sport, local government and in the commercial environment.

Tracey’s most recent appointment was the Functions and Sponsorship Manager for Targa Australia who run the world’s longest and toughest tarmac rallies.

Prior to this Tracey was the Membership and Ticketing Manager for National Rugby League side the North Queensland Cowboys where she implemented strategies resulting in significant growth.

Tracey’s main responsibilities with Vicsport will include developing and implementing strategies to recruit, retain and service Vicsport members and preferred suppliers, and overseeing the delivery of Vicsport events, forums and professional development programs.

Email:
traceyb@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8103


Fiona Jones

Sports Consultant

Fiona joined the Vicsport team in 2010. With a keen interest in sport governance, gender equality and organisational culture she works with numerous sporting organisations and key stakeholder groups on a range of projects. These include Board Diversity and Governance Reviews, Workplace Diversity Audits and Competition Reviews. Special projects also include assisting sports through the implementation of the Child Safe Standards. Fiona also convened Vicsport’s Diversity and Inclusion Expert Working Group and Women in Sport Advisory Group.

Away from Vicsport, she Lectures in Sport Governance and Strategy at La Trobe University and is a member of Motorcycling Victoria’s Governance Sub-Committee.

Fiona held positions on local basketball committees before pursuing a career in sport administration. Graduating from Federation University (formerly Ballarat University) with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and Bachelor of Management (Marketing), Fiona has previously worked for SportsCentral (formerly Central Highlands Sports Assembly), the Ballarat YMCA, Basketball Victoria and the Australian Sports Commission.

Involved in sport from an early age Fiona now enjoys playing basketball socially and participating in running events such as trail runs, half-marathons and marathons

Email:
fionaj@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8109


Tom Dixon

Participation Strategy Manager

Tom joined the Vicsport team in October 2016, as the Participation Strategy Manager. Tom’s most recent position was with Tennis Victoria as the Places to Play Coordinator. This position involved government liaison to develop tennis facilities and increase participation. Prior to this, Tom worked for Cycling Victoria as the Development Coordinator – Participation.

With a diverse educational background, Tom has completed his Masters in Sport Management as well having a Bachelor in History, Anthropology and Politics.

In this role, Tom will be the first port of call for members regarding participation and development. This will include the delivery of VicHealth State Sport Program and Regional Sport Program physical activity initiatives and inclusion strategies.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing golf, and supporting Melbourne City FC in the A League & Collingwood FC in the AFL.

Email:
tomd@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8106


Rohan Kearney

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rohan joined Vicsport in April 2015 as part of his placement through La Trobe University, undertaking his Bachelor of Business (Sport Management). In August Rohan was taken on full time as the new Events and Communications Coordinator. In this role, Rohan will oversee and coordinate the delivery of Vicsport events, provide administrative support and coordinate all of Vicsport’s external communications.

Rohan has great passion for sport, demonstrated with his many years of involvement in basketball where he has contributed as a player, coach, referee, referee coach and served on the referee committee.

Rohan has thoroughly enjoyed his time so far at Vicsport and is looking forward to having the opportunity to work on major events such as the Victorian Sport Awards. He is also keen to continuing to support the growth of the Vicsport Professionals Network Membership and taking on a bigger role in coordinating Vicsport’s external communications including the newsletter, media releases and social media.

Email:
rohank@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8105


Belinda Buck

Healthy Choices Program Coordinator

Belinda joined Vicsport in February 2017. Belinda's most recent experience in healthy choices within a club environment was planning and developing a 'Traffic Light System' project for the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre cafe, in conjunction with Ballarat Community Health and the City of Ballarat. Belinda's past experience includes working for BHP Billiton, the Royal Australian Navy as a Medical Assistant, as well as other roles in the health sector, including pathology work as a Phlebotomist and Laboratory Assistant.

In her role Belinda will support the State Sporting Associations and Regional Sports Assemblies with the development and rollout of their Healthy Choices projects.

Belinda has completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree, studying a double Major in Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety. She barracks for Geelong and grew up playing a range of sports including netball, softball, tennis and golf. She currently enjoy weights training.

Email:
belindab@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8111


Maryanne Cabral

Bookkeeper

Maryanne commenced work at Vicsport in November 2013 as a return to work mum.

Her role is responsible for invoicing, debt collection, accounts payable, reconciliations and payroll.

Maryanne studied at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn and has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy.

Her highlight of working at Vicsport was attending the 2013 Annual Vicsport Awards night at the MCG. It was an honour to be in a room full of elite sports people that are so dedicated to their individual sports, train hard and most of all enjoy what they do. It was great to see the buzz in the office in preparation for the Awards night and really wonderful to see these Sports People get the recognition they deserve.

Maryanne attempts to get fit by attending Pilates or spin, box, circuit classes but most of her running around is done trying to keep up with her young son.

Email:
accounts@vicsport.com.au

Phone:
+61 3 9698 8107


Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers