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DIRECTORS

President – Tim Fry

Tim was appointed to the Victorian Weightlifting Association Board as President in 2016. Prior to this, he served on the Lacrosse Victoria Board for seven years, three as President.

He has extensive experience working in the Health sector and Public Administration. Tim holds a Master's of Public Health, with a major in program evaluation. 

Tim is a former Australian Lacrosse representative, he is also a former member of both Hawthorn and Phoenix Weightlifting Clubs.

 

Vice President – Seen Lee

Seen is actively involved in weightlifting, currently participating as an athlete, a coach and an official. Seen recently competed in the 2012 London Olympics, finishing 7th place. She won 3 bronze medals at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth games, a Silver medal at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth games, and came 6th at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games. Seen holds the current Commonwealth snatch record in the 58 kg category, as well as many national and state records.

Seen is an engineer in the mining industry, with a focus on long term planning and optimisation of mining activities. She collaborates and works with major miners on the national and world stage, developing strategies and plans for successful and profitable project outcomes.


Secretary – Charles Dudley

Charles has been involved in weightlifting since 2014, with a previous background in rowing and rugby. Charles is currently a weightlifting coach and coaches a high school rugby team as well as running his own personal training business. 

Charles is accredited as a trainer through several reputable organisations such as the AWF, ASCA, PA, FA and Physical Activity Australia. Charles is also studying a Ba. Exercise and Sports Science and Ba. Business (Sports Management) through Deakin University. Prior to his current roles Charles was employed as a full time member of the Australian Defence Force.

 

Treasurer – Harvey Goodman

Harvey’s background in weightlifting spans 32 years, both as an athlete and coach. As an athlete Harvey competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, finishing in 8th place and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, placing 15th. He won 3 Bronze medals at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and 3 Gold medals at the 1994 Victoria, Canada Commonwealth Games. Harvey is also a successful coach, having coached athletes to World Junior Championships qualifying level.

 Professionally, Harvey has held varied senior leadership positions in 2 iconic Australian companies, focusing on commercial and business performance management. Harvey’s current role focuses on business process performance measurement and improvement.

 Harvey has a passion for people leadership and development and driving continual improvement both at a sporting and professional level.

 

Director – Emma Grella


 

Director – Alex Marcou

Alex has been training and competing in weightlifting for several years.

Alex is a practicing solicitor and has degrees in both physics and law from Monash University.

Alex hopes to give back to weightlifting and to help grow the sport by contributing his own skill set and ideas.


Director - Kate Linford

Kate has actively been involved in weightlifting for over a decade as a competitor and coach. Kate became involved in weightlifting in Year 7 after being exposed to the sport at Mount Lilydale Mercy College, and has since returned to the school as coach to develop and nurture youth talent.

Kate has coached several youth athletes at the national level and has represented Victoria herself many times at the junior and senior level, the highlight being representing Australia in 2007 at the Arafura Games and again in 2014 at the World University Games.

Kate is currently completing a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education and hopes to grow school participation in weightlifting across Victoria.


Director - Paul Barker

Paul is an experienced Chartered Accountant with particular skills in Risk Management, corporate governance, business improvement and strategy. His industry experience covers energy markets, financials services, commercial infrastructure and the professional services sector. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), Diploma of Chartered Accounting and Lean Six Sigma.



Director- Lexi (Alexandra) Christou


Lexi has been involved in weightlifting since 2002, as a competitor and volunteer, and more recently in a support role at Melbourne Weightlifting Club.

 

Professionally, Lexi holds experience in corporate governance, compliance and administration within facilities management. Lexi is currently overseeing compliance & performance on a complex PPP contract within the corrections sector, focussing on assets across various buildings & infrastructure.

 


 
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