Gymnastics Victoria Board
Board Member (Chair) - Michael O'Neill
Michael O’Neill is an experienced company director with more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in financial services. Michael has a strong background in finance, risk and governance, having held executive roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for NAB’s Personal Banking Division in Australia and Treasurer for the NAB Group. Michael’s current non-executive roles include Chairman of Emersion Software Systems and director of the Royal Women’s Hospital, Teachers Mutual Bank and Incolink. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Monash University and he is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Finance & Treasury Association.
Board Member (Deputy Chair) - Tanya Johansen
Tanya Johansen is an experienced Sports Centre Director with nearly 20 years as Director of Waverley Gymnastics Centre (WGC). Tanya has a strong background in Strategic planning, Coach development and High Performance Management, and was an integral part of the team that successfully placed gymnasts on the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 World Championships, 2010 Commonwealth Games and both the Beijing and London Olympics Teams. Tanya coached gymnastics for more than 22 years ranging from kinder-gym to competitive. Tanya holds a Masters degree in Sports Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Management. She is an accredited Advanced Silver WAG coach. She was a member of the Victorian General Gymnastics Sports Management Committee for seven years (1997 – 2004) and a member of the Victorian WAG Sports Management Committee for nearly five years (2005 -2009). She has also been a member of Gymnastics Professionals of Australia for five years.
Board Member (Chair of Finance and Risk Committee) - Anthony Johnston
Anthony Johnston is a highly motivated, CPA qualified senior executive with over 25 years in financial services. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with strong functional skills in financial management and risk evaluation, complemented by vast experience in strategy development /implementation, business transformation, stakeholder management, leadership and business development. Anthony’s strong interpersonal and influencing skills have been used over many years to align external client and internal stakeholder management with sustainable business growth/value objectives, often in environments of intense change, uncertainty and scrutiny. Anthony brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Gymnastics Victoria Board and he looks forward to meeting many members of the gymnastics community in his role.
Board Member - (Chair of Governance Committee) Alistair Edgar
Alistair Edgar is a progressive thinker and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with sound experience in gymnastics, event management, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and health promotion. He is the Director of Energetic Gymnastics in Traralgon, which has grown from a start-up venture to an established local club focused on participation and making a positive difference for gymnasts and community. Alistair has experience working in the local government sector and with the state government to deliver the Healthy Together Victoria initiative and other projects focused on working with communities to improve health and social outcomes. Alistair is a regular face in gymnastics, and has previously been a High Performance Coach and Events Director at Gymnastics Victoria as well as National Events Manager at Gymnastics Australia. Alistair joined the Gymnastics Victoria Board in May 2014.
Board Member - David Hill
David Hill is an experienced coach and judge and has had over 25 years coaching experience. He is a Director of Eclipse Gymnastics in Ringwood, one of the largest privately owned clubs in Victoria which has been in operation for 22 years. David has a strong background in coach education having been a course presenter of Level 1 and 2 WAG coaches for Gymnastics Victoria for the past 10 years. His other roles have included being Coaching Coordinator for the Women’s Technical committee, Head coach, Team coach and Team manager for the Women’s National Levels State team. David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement from Phillip Institute of Technology and is an accredited WAG Level 2 (Advanced Silver) coach, MAG Level 2 (Advanced) coach and a Advanced judge.
Board Member - Georgie Austin
Georgie is a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth specialising in media and general commercial dispute resolution. Georgie acts for major media and commercial clients as well as the State Government and has conducted litigation in a broad range of commercial, media and administrative law matters in most Victorian and Commonwealth jurisdictions.
Georgie has completed an intensive negotiation workshop at Harvard Law School and am currently undertaking a Master of Laws (LLM) part time at the University of Melbourne. Georgie joined the Gymnastics Victoria Board in November 2015.
Board Member - Cathy Acocks
Cathy established a strategic planning and communication consultancy after an extensive career as a senior manager in the Victorian Public Service, and the CEO of a not for profit organisation.
Cathy specialises in assisting client’s to complete strategic plans, business plans, government funding submissions and government tenders. Current clients are sporting, community, local government and marketing organisations.
Cathy is also a mentor for the AWRA leadership program in a voluntary role. Cathy joined the Gymnastics Victoria Board in November 2015.
Board Member - Skev Seremetis
Skev Seremetis is a forward thinking and resulted-orientated Business Strategy and Marketing Executive with more than 20 years of experience in delivering enterprise-wide business growth initiatives across Marketing, Sales, Strategy and IT departments. An expert in marketing, technology business improvements, analytics and the telecommunications industry, Skev is a strategy pacesetter who creates valuable business plans that result in impactful outcomes.