Vicsport Team

Lisa Hasker


Lisa comes to Vicsport with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience including Board positions at AFL SportsReady Foundation, Shooting Australia, Athletics Victoria and Australian Sponsorship Marketing Association. Most recently Lisa has been the GM - Community and Stakeholder Relations at Basketball Australia. In this role Lisa managed the media, digital, marketing, events, participation and commercial functions.

Lisa has studied Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Management and holds a Masters of Marketing. A former Manager of La Trobe Sport at La Trobe University, Lisa developed and implemented the strategy to enhance La Trobe University’s brand and has served as Manager of Public Affairs and Sponsorships at the Victorian Institute of Sport, CEO at Victorian Little Athletics Association and Marketing Manager at Victorian Golf Association.


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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.


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Fiona Jones

Sports Consultant

Fiona joined the Vicsport team in 2010. With a keen interest in sport governance, strategy and organisational culture, she currently assists sport organisations with the implementation of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Mandatory Board Quotas. Other projects Fiona has delivered include governance and sport competition reviews, organisational change projects addressing gender diversity in sport, and professional development programs for women in sport. She also previously convened Vicsport’s Diversity and Inclusion Expert Working Group and Women in Sport Advisory Group.

In recent years, Fiona also lectured in Sport Governance and Strategy and tutored Sport Management at La Trobe University. Prior to Vicsport, she worked at Basketball Victoria across health promotion, events and marketing and also had roles at the Australian Sports Commission (Women in Sport Unit), SportsCentral (formerly Central Highlands Sports Assembly) and the Ballarat YMCA.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors Course) and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and Bachelor of Management (Marketing) from Federation University (formerly Ballarat University). Fiona was previously a member of Motorcycling Victoria’s Governance Sub-Committee and held positions on her local basketball committees prior to moving to Melbourne.

Involved in sport from an early age, Fiona enjoys playing basketball socially, going to the gym and running. While she currently spends a lot of time running after her two young sons, she hopes to run another half-marathon in the future.


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Tom Dixon

Participation & Innovation 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 is the first port of call for members regarding participation, innovation and development. This will include the delivery of VicHealth and Sport & Recreation Victoria funded physical activity initiatives and inclusion strategies.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys CrossFit, music, golf, and spending time with his miniature dachshund. Tom is a passionate Collingwood fan.


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Maryanne Cabral


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.


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Grant Richardson

Marketing and Communications Manager

Joining Vicsport in July 2019, Grant brings with him four years experience as Media Manager at Basketball Australia. There, he was involved in the 2015 Oceania Championships at Rod Laver Arena, several World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne and Adelaide as well as covering the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 women's World Cup and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

A dedicated Richmond Tigers supporter, Grant is enjoying a rare successful period for the team while also following local and international sports across all disciplines.

As the Marketing and Communications Manager, Grant is responsible for promoting and supporting Vicsport's events, the initiatives of Vicsport's stakeholders and members as well as informing the greater Victorian sporting network of current and upcoming projects.


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Meredith Hodson

Events and Membership Coordinator

Originally from Tasmania, Meredith moved to Melbourne for her tertiary study in 2016 where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (History and Japanese) at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2018. Straight out of university, Meredith worked as a Community Engagement Coordinator for Squash Australia which involved a steep learning curve as she had never played squash prior to the role! Since then, she has been co-employed by both Squash Australia as their Schools Coordinator and Squash & Racquetball Victoria as the Program Manager before joining the Vicsport team.

Meredith has experience managing funded participation programs, administration, managing events and sports days. while she has recently started her Masters in Public Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne.

Playing several individual and team sports in her time, mainly athletics (sprinting) and road cycling when at school, Meredith also played AFL and netball whilst at university. In her spare time, she enjoys running, swimming, yoga, reading and hanging out with friends and family. Like Tom, she is also a keen Collingwood supporter.


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