Swimming WA Board
- President - Darren Michael
- Vice President - David Bond
- Elected Director - Libby Fulham
- Elected Director - Jocelyn Ryan
- Elected Director - Kerry O'Sullivan
- Appointed Director - Rob Brauer
- Appointed Director - Vacant
Darren has worked in the Information Technology field for more than 40 years and has specialised in digital forensics for the past 25 years. In this field, Darren worked in professional services, including working for one of the big four consulting firms, where he worked closely with risk management and the internal audit teams. He currently runs his own Digital Forensics and Incident Response company, based in Perth.
Prior to setting up his own business, Darren was the Chief Information Officer for a national stock broking firm with ten offices across Australia and over 300 staff. This provided Darren with a broad understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. He has completed the AICD Company Directors course and is also currently a Director of WestSwim Lakelands.
Darren's mix of business and swimming experience means he brings the necessary skill set to the SWA board. His deep understanding of the modern Information Technology environment greatly benefits SWA along with his knowledge on the risks and opportunities to business management, which is paramount for the success of an enterprise in the current era.
David was elected as the Vice President of Swimming WA in October 2022. David has experience in club swimming administration including running a large squad program. He was Vice President at UWA West Coast Swimming Club for 3 years. He has a good knowledge of swimming both as a former swimmer and also through supporting his two daughters with their swimming.
David is also a chartered accountant and a lawyer and has over 30 years working as tax advisor. David is currently a tax partner with PwC, providing income tax and transfer pricing advice to a range of multinational and Australian companies. He has been a member of the SWA board since 2021.
Libby Fulham is the Executive Director of the Legal Practice Board.
She has a background in civil litigation, corporate and administrative law. Libby has over 25 years of senior management and business operations experience in the legal and industrial microbiology fields. Libby has been instrumental in leadership roles and has a proven breadth of achievement in business and commercial strategy and operations.
Libby has worked for the Legal Practice Board for 11 years, serving as the Deputy Executive Director from 2014 to 2017 and was appointed Executive Director in August 2017.
Libby also sits on a number of NFP sporting Boards, and is a Nationally Accredited Netball Umpire.
Jocelyn has over 30 years of experience in the public sector, currently working as Business Manager for WA Country Health Service – Wheatbelt Aged Care and is involved, at a regional level, in Finance and Workforce Governance, Health Information Management, Work Health & Safety and Disability Access & Inclusion. As well as being a small business owner with her husband in Northam.
Jocelyn has a passion for governance and supporting others to succeed. She has been an integral part of the Northam Swimming Club for over 10 years and at a Wheatbelt regional level for the last 5 years. Jocelyn has been involved at club and associations level for hockey, holding a number of executive/office bearer positions in a wide range of community groups over the last 20 years.
Jocelyn brings a great country and club level perspective to the Board.
Kerry O’Sullivan is a committed and experienced strategy professional, with an international career spanning corporate roles in the UK and Australia.
Kerry brings structured thinking, innovation and collaboration to her leadership roles, with expertise in risk management and both strategy design and implementation.
Kerry is currently the Head of Philanthropy and Special Projects at WA Cricket and is motivated by giving back to the community and using sport as a mechanism for social change. Having studied at Cambridge University, Kerry started her career as a management consultant for Monitor-Deloitte before refocusing her efforts in the not-for-profit sector.
Prior to moving to WA, Kerry worked at Cancer Research UK, one of the largest not-for-profits in the UK. Since moving to Perth in 2017 she has worked at the West Australian Football Commission, and more recently WA Cricket.
Rob Brauer is a turnaround and restructuring specialist, as well as a registered liquidator, with nearly 20 years' experience working with directors and lenders to assist businesses in distress.
Rob has been a board member with Swimming WA since December 2021. Rob brings his industry experience in restructuring, financial services and corporate advisory expertise to his role.
Rob is currently a partner at McGrathNicol where he has provided expert guidance to a variety of companies on matters such as restructuring options, performance improvement initiatives and feasibility assessment. As a restructuring expert, he has undertaken some of the company's most complex investigation assignments and provided independent business reviews on more than 100 businesses.