Office Bearers


CARRACHER

President:   (2011, President 2013)
Craig Carracher (LLB, Syd, University Medal; BCL, Oxon, 1st Class Hons)

Craig re-joined the Board of Volleyball Australia in 2011 as Vice President and was appointed President in July 2013. From 1996 until the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Craig was a director and CEO of Volleyball Australia on sabbatical from his law career. Craig is Zonal Executive Vice President of Asian Volleyball Confederation, the Chair of the AVC Asian Beach Volleyball Committee and a member of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Council. Craig was a director of the FIVB from 2013-2016. In 2015 Craig was nominated and subsequently elected to the Board of the Australian Olympic Committee and Chairs the Culture, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and also serves on the board of the Australian Olympic Foundation and its Investment Advisory Committee. Craig is a founder and Executive Chair of Scape Australia, the largest owner operator of rental accommodation nationally. Craig previously pursued an investment and legal career working in Asia as managing partner of a leading Australian law firm and the Australian Packer family’s private investment group, Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) and its various investments. Craig has studied and worked in the US, Scandinavia, the UK and in north and south-eastern Asia and has concentrated his investment and business interests across the Asian markets. Craig has been an active participant in beach volleyball since the 1980s competing on local, state and national tours.

Borgeaud

Vice President:  (2012)
Malcolm H Borgeaud B Com (with Distinction) FCPA MAICD

Malcolm is an experienced CEO & CFO with over 20 years executive and board experience in public and private companies. With an accounting background in business services and audit he brings to the Board a wealth of not-for-profit-governance and financial experience. He has served as Chairman on a number of State and National Committees for CPA Australia including their Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence providing CPA Australia and its 180,000 members with advice and direction on current environmental, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance issues. He also currently serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations. Malcolm loves Volleyball, having played in the U20’s for Australia in the Pac Rim Tournament in 1978.

Palm

Vice President: (2013)
Anita Palm

Anita has extensive experience of multi-sport events through involvement at both event, planning and bidding stages of previous Olympics in Beijing and Sydney and the bid stages of London and Rio. This consultative work has included work on both the Olympics and Paralympics and has been crucial to the department planning, especially in the areas of sport from scheduling, through to entries, sport production, organisational integration and results. She is herself an Olympian. 

POTTHARST

Director:  (2015)
Kerri Pottharst

Kerri Pottharst is one of Australia’s most well known and well-loved athletes – a triple Olympian with two Olympic medals. Kerri wore the Green and Gold for Australia for an incredible 22 years! She competed with the Indoor National Team for 10 years and then on the World Tour of Beach Volleyball until her retirement in 2005. She is one of our sports most decorated players.  She has been inducted into the the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, been awarded Team of the Decade by the FIVB and is also a member of the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.  Kerri has written a book about her journey in Volleyball – The Business of Being an Athlete – and uses this to help athletes all over the world.  Since retiring, Kerri now divides her time between coaching and mentoring elite-level athletes, inspiring people from all walks of life to achieve excellence through her keynote presentations and motivational workshops and also gives her time freely to support many different charities each year.  Kerri is passionate about Health and Wellness and believes that sport is an essential ingredient in the lives of healthy kids and adults.

YING

Director:   (2016)
Jiang Ying

Ying was a member of the Chinese women’s team that won gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and then won bronze four years later in Seoul. She was also a member of the 1982 and 1986 Chinese World Championship teams, and the team which won the 1985 World Cup. Ying has been living in Adelaide in recent years, and Volleyball Australia President Craig Carracher said it was a major boost for volleyball to have someone with Ying’s experience and knowledge to help guide the sport into the future. 


Director:   (2018)
Grant Hyde

Grant is a senior partner in the clients and industries group in Deloitte and in this role he oversees a number of the major accounts of the firm. He has worked for over 30 years in Australia and the UK and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings. Grant has previously been on the board of Caulfield South Primary School in Victoria for 10 years and also President of the basketball committee at Caulfield Grammar for 5 years. Prior to joining the VA Board he was on the Board of Volleyball Victoria. Grant joined the VA board in November 2018. 

Bradey

Director:   (2019)
Kim Bradey

Kim has been actively involved in volleyball since a teenager, including playing, coaching and umpiring in South Australia and Victoria. Outside of volleyball, Kim practices as a barrister in insurance and personal injuries law at the Victorian Bar, having previously been a partner of a national law firm. She sits on the Workcover Magistrates’ Court Users Group, and is a director of the Essoign Club Limited, a club serving the judiciary and the Victorian Bar, providing strategic and operational advice to ensure the continued vibrancy of the Essoign’s offerings to its members. She has also had extensive experience in the administration of not-for-profit bodies, having served as a director of the Australian Insurance Law Association for two decades and been the secretary of the Malvern Marlins Masters Swimming Club for five years. She also sits on two Law Council of Australia committees, as well as on the Victorian Bar's Compensation Law Bar Association committee.  Kim joined the VA board in November 2019.

YOUNG

Director:
Les Young  (2020)

Les Young has over 30 years’ experience providing policy, governance and technical leadership and advice across a broad range of commercial, government and not-for-profit industry sectors with a focus in homeland security and Olympic sporting organisations. Les has led and advised numerous multi-billion-dollar complex capability development programs throughout Australia and North America. Les’ core strength is building and leading high performing teams that produce results and is a passionate volunteer sports administrator and governor. He has coached volleyball at state and national representative levels for over 20 years. Les joined the VA board in November 2020.

DEE

Secretary (ex oficio):
Andrew Dee - VA Chief Executive Officer

Andrew commenced in the role of CEO in January 2018 with over 30 years of executive level leadership and performance management experience in the sports industry. Andrew was CEO of Rowing Australia Ltd. for over a decade and has held senior management positions at the Australian Institute of Sport and completed complex high-performance reviews for Cricket Australia and the Australian Rugby League as an independent consultant. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, Andrew has completed international executive management programs at the London Business School and INSEAD. Andrew is currently President of the ACT Olympic Council and Executive Chairman/co-founder of DCON Partners, a company specialising in intelligence and investigation operations.