Governance

Hockey SA Governance

Hockey SA aims to be seen as one of the better governed sports within the state. The organisation recognises the Governance Principles for South Australian State Sport Organisations. Click here to access the June 2015 Booklet as published by the Office for Recreation and Sport.

We aim to comply with the vast majority of these principles and are working towards developing and ultimately publishing a summary of our compliance with these principals on a ‘if not why not’ basis similar to publicly listed companies.

In recent years, the Board has completed a number of different review exercises to look at its own structure and performance to consider how it can improve. This included a self-assessment against the Australian Sports Commission Governance Principles with the use of an external consultant which was funded with thanks to a grant by the Office for Recreation and Sport.

Board

 

Tom Cleghorn

Director

Tom has built a career following his interest in capability building, completing his MBA in 2015. He has led local and global projects in both Fortune 500 and non-for-profit organisations, focussing on systems and projects that help align skills and enable individuals to excel.

Tom also knows about high performance hockey. In 2006, he received an AIS hockey scholarship and moved from Adelaide to Perth to train with the Kookaburras. Over his career, he represented Australia on the field in 12 countries, he has been directly involved in the SA, VIC and WA national programs, and has played professionally in the Spanish National League.

Tom brings a great balance of experiences to the Board through his work within organisations, and as player in understanding the challenges and opportunities for young players.


Anne Collins

Director

Anne is an experienced general manager with more than 20 years international experience in the pharmaceutical and medtech industry in leadership roles spanning the value chain.  She is currently a Business Unit General Manager for Trajan Scientific and Medical, a company with a vision to make a positive impact on human wellbeing through science.

Anne brings to the Board experience as a past President of Adelaide Hockey Club (2014-2017), and qualifications in governance (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)), Engineering (PhD University College London) and business (MBA Adelaide University).

Anne is a life-long, social hockey player and passionate about the role sports play in  our community.



Jason Foster

Director

Jason has worked as a senior management and technology consultant for global firms including EY and BDO and holds an MBA from Adelaide University. He has developed strategies for a wide range of organisations and managed multi-million dollar projects across the public and private sector. His experience includes developing complex business cases and driving governance within organisations, having implemented and contributed to executive level committees.

His background on the sporting field was in cricket, playing A Grade Premier cricket, representing South Australia at 2nd XI level, being a member of the championship winning SA U19 team and playing professionally overseas. Jason looks forward to applying his insights from another high profile and popular sport to help drive the success of hockey within South Australia.

He has also recently been a member of the Burnside Hockey Club’s junior committee and has been heavily engaged in club activities, including being a team manager for the last three years. His love of hockey has also been strengthened by following his son, who currently plays for a Burnside junior team.

Hockey SA Board Director since August 2018



John-William Usher

Acting Chairman

John-William is a Senior Risk Manager with local superannuation fund Statewide Super. He is responsible for managing risk across the organisation including enterprise, operational and fraud risk. He has a strong understanding of risk management and continuous performance improvement programs.

John-William comes from a ‘hockey family’ and has been involved in the sport from a young age as a player through to various coaching and club administrator roles. He has played hockey for over 30 years and represented various teams at club, university and state level.  He has been part of the executive committee at North East Hockey Club since 2014.

John-William is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Hockey SA Board Director since August 2018.



Janice Silby

Director

Janice is the Deputy Commissioner (South Australia), Department of Veterans Affairs.  Janice has previously held senior leadership roles in Government including roles in Information Technology, Policy and Communication.

Janice has a Bachelor of Management (Marketing), Certificate in project management and is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Fellowship

Janice is a member of the Grange Royals Hockey Club, having played hockey for 42 years before retiring to watch her husband, Gary and 2 boys, Paxton and Cooper, play hockey.

Hockey SA Board Director since August 2018


 

Derek James 

Director


Tracey Powell

Director

Tracey Powell first started playing hockey over 40 years ago including representing South Australia. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has 8 years Board experience, currently serving on the Boards of YHA Ltd, Arthritis SA and Hostelling International.

Tracey is presently the Managing Director of a professional strategic marketing and business development consultancy. Previously, Tracey has been part of the management committee at Port Adelaide District Hockey Club (PADHC).

Tracey was elected to the Hockey SA Board in March 2017.


Jane 

Erskine

Director

 

Board Minutes

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Board Committees

In discharging its duties, the Board utilises a number of committees to help perform the work of the Board in between meetings.

Terms of reference for each committee can be found below:

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

HUMAN RESOURCES & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

RISK & SPECIAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE

In addition, the Metropolitan Competition Committee is structured as a Board sub-committee and consists of members independent of the Board Directors.

Visit the MCC page for more information, including the MCC Terms of Reference.

Advisory Groups

Hockey SA have a number of advisory groups that work with management staff to undertake work of the organisation. Detail of these groups can be found below:

UMPIRE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SA MASTERS HOCKEY COMMITTEE

JOINT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

HIGH PERFORMANCE ADVISORY GROUP

AWARDS COMMITTEE

INTEGRITY COMMITTEE

Constitution & Regulation

Hockey SA CONSTITUTION (updated 26 March 2017)

AGM

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the South Australian Hockey Association Inc (Hockey SA Inc) for 2019 in accordance with the South Australian Hockey Constitution (Revised March 2017) to be held on Sunday 5 May 2019 at the South Australian State Hockey Centre (Gepps Cross) at 12 noonSee e-comms Board Memo from the President.

Hockey SA would like to advise all members of the amendment to the upcoming 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Date:  May 5 2019

Time: 12 noon   

Venue:  South Australian State Hockey Centre (Gepps Cross)

Information documents:

  • Preliminary Notice Hockey SA AGM
  • Board of Directors Nomination Form
  • Invitation for Special Business – AGM
  • Life Membership Nomination Form

Please note Clause 28.4 of the Hockey SA Constitution that “No Member shall have the right to vote if they are unfinancial and have any monies outstanding to the Association”.

Annual Reports

Each year, Hockey SA produces an Annual Report. This provides our Members and other stakeholders with a better understanding of Hockey SA’s activities and performance in the year.

Read our Annual Reports:

Click below to view Hockey SA Annual Report 2018

             Previous Years

President Forum

Under the Constitution, Hockey SA is required to hold at least one President Forum each year. Notes and handouts from those forums (abridged versions where appropriate) are posted here.

October 2016
Club Consultation Forum
CLUB CONSULTATION FORUM NOTES
October 2016
Affilation, Fixture & PLR Forum
PPT PRESENTATION
June 2016
Participation Forum
PPT PRESENTATION
June 2016
SAPSASA Hockey Forum
PPT PRESENTATION
May 2016
Regional President Forum
PPT PRESENTATION
Dec 2015
Metro Club President Forum
FIXTURE POLICY FEEDBACK – METRO CLUBS
Nov 2015
Metro Club President Forum
PL & PLR 2016 DRAFT RULE CHANGES / PPT PRESENTATION
May 2015
Regional President Forum
PPT PRESENTATION
Jan 2015
Premier League Club Forum
 PPT PRESENTATION / PL & PLR COMPETITION STRUCTURE 2016-2018

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