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 (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 -  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 - 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.