SWA Boards and Committees
Swimming WA Board
President - Jeanette Bailey
Jeanette brings a wealth of experience to her role as Swimming WA President as a former coach, referee and committee member. Jeanette’s extensive swimming background combined with her knowledge of the sport makes her one of the most valued and respected members on the Swimming WA Board. Jeanette’s professional skills in administration and management have provided Swimming WA with a sound approach to considering all issues related to swimming in Western Australia.
Director - Jeff Williams
Courtesy of his two sons, Jeff has been heavily involved in the swimming community since 1990, first in NSW and now here in Western Australia. Jeff has assisted his local club as a volunteer and referee and has also contributed to the club’s committee as both Vice President and President. Jeff strives to contribute positively to the governance, planning and policies here at Swimming WA and continues to focus on providing strategic direction and development for the association.
Director - Dorothy Harris
Dorothy, affectionately known at Dot, has been involved in our sport for more than 20 years, has officiated at an international level and is currently the South West Region Coordinator.
Director - Jim Piper
Jim has swum at an Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, and is currently an accountant with FMG. A life long swimmer and one of WA's most successful competitors, Jim brings a unique skill set to the Swimming WA Board with a strong understanding of the sport from at all levels.
Director – Louis van Aardt
Louis is a solicitor and has been specialising in corporate and commercial law for nearly 15 years. He is admitted to practice law in WA and NSW and is a Partner at Kott Gunning Lawyers, in Perth. Louis is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a regular public speaker to industry professionals in Australia on certain key areas of corporate law and practice. His legal experience and ability to give clear and sound advice will benefit and further strengthen the board of Swimming WA.
Director - Kerrynne Batten
Kerrynne is a certified practicing accountant and Finsia Fellow, with significant experience in risk management, governance and assurance roles in the public, private and government sectors. Kerrynne has a solid understanding of sporting organisations as a competitor, parent and administrator, including time spent at the Australian Institute of Sport developing and implementing the first financial accountability framework for Olympic Athlete Program. She is or has been an active member of sporting communities including water polo, surf life and rugby union at the grass roots level. With more than 20 years post graduate (BComm, UWA) experience, Kerrynne has worked in executive roles with Wesfarmers, KPMG, the financial services regulator, APRA and currently, Murdoch University.
Director - Guy Champion
Guy has been the General Manager of Telstra Perth since 2006 and has almost a quarter of a century experience in professional management with a proven track record of developing new business opportunities. Guy brings to the board a wealth of commercial experience and will help to further strengthen the organisations leadership and deliver upon its current strategic plan.
Swimming Australia Board Member - Tom Picton Warlow
Based in WA, Tom brings to Swimming Australia over twenty years of business and professional experience in a range of areas including investment banking, oil and gas and mining. Tom’s wealth of experience includes previous employment with Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, BankWest, Woodside and Westpac, and brings this experience to the board of Swimming WA. Tom has a strong history of involvement in the sport of swimming - particularly as an open water swimmer, with 10 years of participation in the Rottnest Channel Swim.
Swimming Australia Board Member - Chloe Flutter
- Principal, Boston Consulting Group (2004 to present)
- New York Office and Policy Manager, Right To Play (2002 to 2004)
- Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University (1999 to 2002)
- Operations Manager, Olympic Aid at Sydney Olympics (1999 to 2000)
- Former member of the Australian Swim Team and internationally-ranked swimmer (1991 to1996)
SWA Finance and Governance Committee
Principle: The current and ongoing reassessment by the Board, as the custodians of a premier sporting organisation, to measure its relevance and performance in a changing environment requires the Board to grasp and appreciate it has an obligation to heed the signs of change. This requires that the sport of competitive swimming remains relevant and appropriately prepared and positioned for any future direction. It is recognition that external stakeholders have adopted new philosophies on governance, risk and operations for an organisation.
- Ms. Katie Williams* (independent)
- Mr. Jim Piper (SWA Board)
- Ms. Amy Lucas (independent)
- Mr. Jeff Williams (SWA Board)
- Mr. Darren Beazley (SWA CEO)
*Katie Williams has been elected Chair of the SWA Finance and Governance Committee.
SWA Honours and Awards Committee
Principle: To recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of our member’s participation and service to the sport of swimming in Western Australia (WA). To acknowledge the dedicated and selfless contribution of persons who have provided extensive years of service to Swimming WA(SWA). SWA will seek to acknowledge, promote and preserve the contribution of these individuals’ by extending to them an appropriate honour in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Swimming in WA.
- Ms Joy Collins (independent)
- Mr. Ron Patching (independent)
- Mr. Alf Matthews (independent)
- Mr. John McNaught (independent)
- Mr. Darren Beazley (SWA CEO)
SWA Open Water Committee
Principle: A well planned and innovative Open Water Swimming (OWS) competition structure will deliver relevant and timely OWS events in acknowledgement of a developing and varied opportunities to meet the needs of SWA, affiliated Clubs and swimming individuals for competitive swimming external of still water venues that will contribute to a capable and diverse swimming team in WA.
Contact Darren Beazley, Swimming WA CEO
- Richard Verboon
- Stella Carrara
- Paul Laver
- Paul Newsome
- Robyn Arblaster
- Craig Scott
SWA Technical Committee
Principle: A person, who performs the role of a Technical Official, in whatever capacity, will encourage and acknowledge the contributions of all other Swimming WA officials and promote a positive environment of collegiate effort in interpreting and delivering international and national rules of the Sport of Swimming.
Contact Carolyn Morrison, Swimming WA Development Manager:
- Ryan Arblaster
- Alison Tilt
- Deb Watts
- Holly Barratt
- Kaye Bolger
- Trevor Verran
- Ian Mills
SWA Competition Planning and Review Committee:
Principle: A well planned and innovative competition structure which delivers relevant meet programmes in acknowledgement of the needs of SWA, affiliated clubs and swimming individuals will contribute to a capable and strong swimming team in WA.
Contact Meg Jovanovich, Swimming WA Competition and Membership Manager:
- Will Scott
- Tony Ball
- Bud McAllister
- Lennard Bremer
- Don Bennett