Gymnastics Victoria Board

Board Member (Chair) - Judy Young

Judy is an experienced educator who has worked in the secondary, tertiary, VET education and sports industries. Judy currently works in a governance role overseeing risk management, child protection and human resources in the Catholic school sector. She is also skilled in educational compliance, staff coaching and staff development. Judy has strong community and not-for-profit experience, and was the President of Eastern Gymnastics Club for 6 years, immediately following its formation in 2010.  Judy has a Bachelor of Science (Education), a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from The University of Melbourne and a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Board Member (Deputy Chair) - Alexandra Ash
Alexandra is Executive General Manager of Recreation of YMCA Victoria operating over 70 facilities throughout Victoria. Alex's portfolio also includes the leadership and operation of South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre, South Australia's premier state facility. Alex holds an MBA and Master of Policy and Politics and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Gymnastics Victoria and Skate Australia, and in the past was the first female Board Chair of Disability Sport and Recreation. Alex resides in Melbourne with her husband and two small children Teddy and Remi.

Board Member (Chair of Governance & Nominations Committee) - Julia Harper

Julia is a well-established leader in the health sector with a background in hospital management and health sector consulting, with a strong interest and experience in leadership development, governance, strategy and organisational performance. Julia is currently the CEO of one of the medical colleges across Australia and New Zealand. Julia has a strong connection to the sport of gymnastics as a parent, participant and through her role on the Committee of Waverley Gymnastics Centre.  Julia's qualifications include MSc Health Service Management, BA (Hons) Geography, Diploma in reflective management practice and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Board Member (Chair of Finance & Risk Committee) - Trevor Cook

Trevor is retired following a career that culminated with twenty-three years at Telstra Corporation finishing in executive roles for the last eight years. In addition to this he has worked in small and medium enterprises in senior finance roles. Over the years his roles have been in finance, business planning, general management, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, commercial management, capital management and contract management. He has a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting from Swinburne Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice from Chartered Secretaries Australia. In addition to this he has completed the CPA program and a Telstra-tailored company director’s course with the AICD. Professionally, Trevor is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia. He was also a member of the Corporate Committee of CPA Australia for eight years with a year as committee Chair. He spent the five years on the Sandringham Football Club management committee, including three as Treasurer and currently is the Independent Member on the Club’s Finance & Audit Committee.

Board Member - Alistair Edgar

Alistair Edgar is a progressive thinker and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with sound experience in gymnastics, event management, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and health promotion. He is the Director of Energetic Gymnastics in Traralgon, which has grown from a start-up venture to an established local club focused on participation and making a positive difference for gymnasts and community.  Alistair has experience working in the local government sector and with the state government to deliver the Healthy Together Victoria initiative and other projects focused on working with communities to improve health and social outcomes.  Alistair is a regular face in gymnastics, and has previously been a High Performance Coach and Events Director at Gymnastics Victoria as well as National Events Manager at Gymnastics Australia. Alistair joined the Gymnastics Victoria Board in May 2014.

Board Member -  Molina Asthana 

Molina is Vice President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association, the Founder and Executive Director of Multicultural Women in Sport, a Council Member of the Law Institute of Victoria, a Commissioner for the AFL South East Commission, a Council Member for the Graduate Union of University of Melbourne (Graduate House), a Member of the Tribunal for Football Federation of Victoria, Principal for Swarup Asthana Lawyers and Business Advisors and also is a Director on the Board of Directors for Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. Molina has attained a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws with a major in Commercial Laws. Molina has worked as an Associate with MinterEllison and a Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

Board Member - Tim Robertson

Tim Robertson is currently a director at Peninsula Gymnastics. He has been heavily involved in gymnastics for many years. Tim has been a competitive athlete, Victorian Men’s High Performance Coach and part of Gymnastics Australia’s Coach Education and Events team.  Tim knows first-hand what it is like to be involved in all levels of gymnastics with national and international coach accreditation. Tim regularly makes time to consult with other clubs and associations and also presents workshops and coaching courses throughout Victoria and Australia.

Board Member - Ken Barnes

Ken is an experienced finance professional with more than 35 years in the financial services industry, including 24 years at National Australia Bank.  He now balances semi-retirement with short term interim executive roles in regional and mutual banks, including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer.  His focus is now on leadership and coaching of teams.  Ken has a Masters in Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne and an undergraduate degree in Economics.