Our board


Handball Australia operates with an executive board: President/Chair and elected ordinary directors, appointed directors where needed, and directors nominated from each state member association, along with a non-voting Secretary-general. The board also has a Treasurer position held by one of the directors.

To contact the board, please use: sec-gen@handballaustralia.org.au

The board

  • President/Chair: Johanna Roche (OCHF Treasurer)
  • Treasurer/NSW Director: Scott Fearnside
  • Director: Chris Seen
  • Director: Daniel Babich (OCHF Beach Commissioner)
  • Director: Steve Plummer
  • Director Ruth Cunningham
  • ACT Director: Daniel Perryman
  • Queensland Director: Max Illing
  • South Australian Director: Chris Sellwood
  • Victorian Director: Felice Forsstrom
  • Western Australia Director: Matej Varhelick

Executive positions

  • Secretary-general: Bronwyn Thompson

Non-executive positions

  • Membership registrar: Scott Fearnside
  • Transfers registrar: Johanna Roche


Given the expansion of the sport in recent years, Handball Australia has Committees to help with the operation. Interested and qualified members are welcome and invited to express interest in becoming involved.

The current subcommittees include:

  • Governance, Integrity and Complaints
  • Finance, Audit and Risk
  • Development and Grassroots
  • High Performance
  • Communication, Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Nominations (Board directors)
  • Coaching and Officiating Education
  • Brisbane2032 planning (current project)

To enquire about participation in a subcommittee, contact info@handballaustralia.org.au and note your relevant experience or interest please.