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Dr. Phil Hamdorf  Chair

Phil is an accomplished sports administrator having held roles as Executive Director of the Office for Recreation and Sport (South Australian Government), Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Physical Education Ltd. and Executive Director – Sport Development and Executive Director - Sport and Recreation, both within the Office of Sport, New South Wales Government. Most recently through his consultancy company, Phil has provided a range of services to the sport sector across Australia.

Phil is an exercise physiologist with a doctorate that examined cardio-respiratory training amongst older women. He is a Life Member, Fellow and Past President of Exercise and Sports Science Australia, a Fellow and Past President of Sports Medicine Australia (SA Chapter) and a Churchill Fellow. 

Phil has extensive experience as a Board Director including the World Police and Fire Games Corporation, Australasian Masters Games, Trans-Tasman Netball League Corporation, 2015 Asian Cup, 2022 UCI World Road Cycling Championships and Muirfield Golf Club. He is currently President of Outdoors NSW & ACT, Chair of Skate Australia and Executive Chair of Disability Sports Australia.

Katrina Harnwell  Director

Katrina is an experienced finance executive with extensive experience across a number of sporting codes and organisations including Australian Cycling and BMX Australia along with Ausrichter Pty Lty and a start-up. With a Bachelor of Economics, Masters of Tax and a certified Chartered Accountant, Harnwell possesses the qualifications to advise Skate Australia on financial and risk issues.

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Karen Doyle  Director

Karen joined the Board in 2015 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 is active in all aspects of Skate Australia's operations for all sports. Karen is based in Brisbane.

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Jo Banning Director

Jo has an extensive background working across sport both nationally and globally in communications and marketing roles from grassroots to the elite level. Her experience as a member of the Australian hockey team, attendance at the past four summer Olympic Games and consulting roles with several national high performance programs brings sound knowledge of high performance sport to the Board.  Jo lives in Sydney where she works at Surf Life Saving Australia as its Public Affairs Manager.  

Paul Stevens Director

An AICD Directors and Sports Governance course graduate, Stevens has extensive experience in governance and as Director with North Melbourne Football Club and Triathlon Victoria. Stevens holds an Advanced Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety along with a Graduate Certificate in Corruption and Integrity Management, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and a Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation. Stevens will assist the Skate Australia Board across Governance and Integrity matters.

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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.

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Lyndelle Zuccolin  Director

Lyndelle has an accumulation of strategic skills that transcend traditional management portfolios. She is a former marketing, brand and consumer business executive, former CFO, and former IT, systems development and people and culture executive, with 20 years experience across sport, consumer business, professional services and not for profit organisations. Her passion for strategy and creative thinking led her to establish Just Add Colour Management Consulting which specialises in corporate strategy and advisory, helping organisations navigate the complexities of a changing business environment. Lyndelle lives in Victoria where she is also a Director of the Barwon Sports Academy.

Chris Winn  Director

With experience in strategic marketing, brand, media and public relations, Winn offers expertise in a key area of Skate Australia’s strategic plan. Winn has Bachelor of Business Management, board experience with the Chamber Commerce and Destination Coffs Coast, coupled with personal experience with skateboarding, Winn is a sound fit in commercial and stakeholder management for the organisation.

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