Scott is experienced in business management and leadership, notably in the areas of people and culture, complimenting the skill set of our Board. Scott is also very passionate about the sport of volleyball with a background in the sport himself. He is also very keen on driving uplift in culture and engagement, as well as diversity, both within our valued team at Volleyball SA, and through continued collaboration with our key stakeholders in the wider volleyball community.
Ra’ed is an experienced Chief Financial Officer. Ra’ed has Bachelor's Degree in Finance, a Master’s Degree in Accounting, a Certificate in Project Management and he is a Qualified Accountant (CPA). Ra’ed has broad industry knowledge in Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining Services, Defense, Oil Gas, and Water he was involved in various major projects in South Australia. Ra’ed has extensive experience in business strategy development & implementation, company consolidation, restructuring/reengineering, turn-key project negotiation, and management, capitalizing on capabilities and converting potential into opportunities, technical knowledge in finance & accounting, IT infrastructure management, and human resource management. Ra’ed is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Directors & a Fellow member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Sophie is an experienced public relations practitioner with a successful track record managing high-profile media issues. She has worked in state and federal government as well as the private sector, with her most recent role managing internal and external communications for Holden's manufacturing closure. She is a member of Women on Boards and the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Sophie has two small children and a horse who rarely gets ridden.
Richard is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Scotch College Adelaide and has over 20 years of experience across a number of industries. Richard has a Bachelor of Engineering, a Masters of Business and Technology, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Richard has experience in business and facilities management, strategic planning, and governance processes.
Richard is married with two children and enjoys playing golf and watching his children play sport.
Olivia is an experienced finance professional with experience across a broad range of industries and geographies, having lived abroad for a number of years. Her current role provides CFO services to small-medium enterprises. She also had a successful career in both indoor and beach volleyball, having represented Australia in both disciplines, and captained the Australian women's senior indoor team from 2011-2014.
Olivia has two young daughters and tries to find time for hobbies including yoga, swimming, and a social life.