Dr Richard Walley OAM
A proud Nyoongar man, Richard was born in Meekatharra in 1953 and grew up in bush camps south of Perth. At 23 he was chairing the Aboriginal Advisory Board and was actively involved in the formation or operation of the Aboriginal Housing Board, Aboriginal Medical Service, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Alcoholism Committee, Aboriginal Sports Foundation and the New Era Aboriginal Fellowship. In 1991, he was named the NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year and two years later, he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the arts and promotion of Nyoongar culture. In 2010, Richard was awarded Citizen of the Year in the Indigenous Leadership category and the following year, he performed a Welcome to Country for the Queen during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.
Robyn Smith Walley
Robyn is a Nyoongar woman, with family connections throughout Wilman, Kaneang and Bibbelman regions in Nyoongar country. She is a Director within her family owned business Aboriginal Productions and Promotions (APP), for the past twenty three years. Robyn has Degree in Community Development from Murdoch University and has worked within the fields of Anthropology, Adult Education, Events and Production Management.
Dr Glenda Kickett
In her outstanding career working with Aboriginal people in Western Australia, Glenda has played a vital role in developing social work practice and policy to benefit the various Aboriginal sectors with which she has worked. Her professional commitments and community activities are extensive and her work has been recognized by awards and scholarships. Her achievements also include academic success in social work and history research, undertaken alongside her work and other commitments, and she is a published author. She has been the Chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Day Committee (NAIDOC Perth) since 2008 and along with the Committee has built up NAIDOC Perth as a renowned cultural festival; including reviving the Miss NAIDOC Perth presentation from 2011.
Sasha is the Executive General Manager, Member Relationships Division at HBF and has accountability for the performance of over 500 employees, leading all revenue and Member-facing functions to deliver on HBF’s national growth strategy. Prior to joining HBF, Sasha worked at Woodside Energy Ltd for ten years, as a Senior Adviser to the CEO, General Manager Commercial, with accountability for Woodside’s Western Australian and Canadian pipeline gas business. Sasha has a Master in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. She is an Associate Fellow of AIM, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Program and a Director for Lifeline WA.
Simon has more than 20 years experience working in a wide variety of roles in Community, Commercial and Executive positions within a number of Sporting organisations including Australian University Sport, Queensland Rugby Union and the Reds, and Swimming WA where he was CEO. In his current role as CEO of Netball WA, Simon is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the sport in Western Australia with the many and varied key stakeholders of the organisation.
Emma Chinnery is a commercial lawyer at Jackson McDonald with almost 10 years’ experience working with a broad range of clients including corporate and government organisations, the not-for-profit sector, Indigenous trusts and corporations and private clients. A netballer herself for over 20 years, Chinnery is a life member of UWA Netball Club having played over 12 seasons, as well as contributing back to her club as a committee member, and is currently on the selection committee. Chinnery’s legal experience brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Netball WA Board and she is passionate for the development of female leaders in sport as well as her experience across governance and commercial issues.