Board

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Karen Doyle  President

Karen joined the Board in 2015, became President of Skate Australia in 2016 and is a member of the Executive Board of World Skate as World Skate First Vice President and World Skate Oceania President. Karen is a Speed Official – Referee, recognised at State, National and Internationally by World Skate Speed Technical Committee with an International Judges Commission. She is the Chair of the Skate Australia Commissioned Speed Officials Committee and as President is active in all aspects of Skate Australia's operations for all sports. Karen is based in Brisbane.

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John Lane  Treasurer 

John has enjoyed a 40 year career in senior finance and management roles in retail, aged care and education, retiring from full time work as General Manager and CFO of Australia's largest independent carpet business. He has been involved in skate sports since 1962, has extensive coaching and officiating experience and and assisted the in management of two world championships. John was originally a competitive artistic skater and has held a wide range of roles at club, state and national level.  John lives with his wife on the Gold Coast and remains strongly committed to the future development of skate sports.

 

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Kathryn Davies  Director

Kathryn is a financial services industry professional with more than twenty years experience across three states at nab and Rural Bank. She has a track record of success
delivering large-scale effective development strategies and a ‘hands-on’ approach to governance, finance and transformation. Kathryn is a Fellow of FINSIA, Signatory of the Banking and Finance Oath, holds an MBA and is an accredited Organisational Coach. Currently residing with her family in Melbourne, Kathryn is originally from North Queensland and remains connected to many locations in regional and metropolitan Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.

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Tim McGrath  Director

Tim is a highly adaptable sports executive with experience in strategy, risk and engagement from grass roots to national organisations He has held leadership roles at Tennis Victoria for the past ten years, focused on growth, integrity and good governance, and previously led transformation projects at Little Athletics Australia and Athletics NSW. He is the independent Chair of the Hockey NSW Nominations Committee and was the youngest ever winner of the Athletics NSW Club Administrator of the Year award. Tim lives with his family in Melbourne.

Management

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Ariane de Rooy  Executive Director

Ariane is a business growth professional who has previously held roles at Sport Australia, Sport England, the Queensland Rugby Union and Brisbane Roar Football Club working across strategy, growth, finance, governance, integrity, risk and people and culture. Ariane is a CPA, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is responsible for day to day leadership and management of Skate Australia. Ariane has lived in the UK, South East Asia, NSW, the ACT and currently resides with her husband in Brisbane.