Board

Name: Keith Dunlap
Position on Board: Chair
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Accounting Major) from California State University, Long Beach (1976)
Joined BWA Board: Member since 2007

Keith was born in California, USA and immigrated to Australia with his wife in 1986.

Keith was an SBL player for Perry Lakes Hawks from 1986-1993 and served on the Perry Lakes Hawks Board from 1987 to 1995 as Treasurer, SBL Director and President. Keith also served as an SBL commissioner from 1990 to 1995. Keith resided in Melbourne from 1995 through 1999 for business purposes before returning permanently to Perth.

Since being appointed to fill a casual vacancy on the Basketball WA Board in March 2007, Keith has provided accounting and financial expertise at both a Board and management level for Basketball WA.

Keith’s other interests outside Basketball include travel, AFL, music, softball and spending time with family. Keith is a life member of the Posse Softball Club, and continues to play basketball in the Basketball WA domestic competition and at the Australian Masters Games.


Name: The Hon. Robert Charles Kucera
Position on Board: Deputy Chair
Qualifications: APM JP, Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (Grad. Cert. App. Mngt.), Diploma of Management (Dip. Mngt.), Diploma of Policing (Dip. Pol.), Diploma of Criminal Investigation (Dip. Crim. Inv.)
Joined BWA Board: Member since 2009

Bob was born in Wales and is a retired State Parliamentarian, Minister of the Crown and Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Bob is a Member of the Willetton Basketball Association and is currently the President of Football West (Soccer), Vice Commodore of the Fremantle Sailing Club (Inc) and Vice Patron of the Subiaco Football Club.

Bob first became involved in Basketball through Wheelchair Basketball, whilst Minister for Sport and Recreation and Disabilities. During his time as Minister for Sport and Recreation, Bob was instrumental in the decision to develop the WA Basketball Centre, Rugby and Athletic facilities at AK Reserve.

Bob has interests in other elite sports including sailing and rugby and undertakes a number of community services as President and Board member of RSL Aged Care and the Council of the Ageing.


Name: Craig Coleman
Position on Board: Director
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Curtin University), Chartered Accountant
Joined BWA Board: Member since September 2014

Craig is a partner of Sothertons Chartered Accountants Perth and has been so since 1994. He has extensive experience in financial modelling and structuring, advising family-owned enterprises, taxation and audit. He was the auditor of Basketball WA from 2000 to 2011.

Craig played in the SBL for eight years, currently plays in the Willetton Domestic Veterans competition and coaches in the Willetton Junior Domestic competition.

Craig’s interests outside basketball include spending time with his family, music and surfing.


Name: Brian Atkin
Position on Board: Director
Qualifications: Diploma of Financial Services (Broking), ANZIIF (Snr Associate) – Australian & NZ Institute of Insurance and Finance, QPIB –Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker, CIP – Certified Insurance Professional
Joined BWA Board: Member since 2015

Brian has been involved in Basketball as a player, coach and administrator for over 50 years in South Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territory, and Western Australia.

He was on the Board of Darwin Basketball Association from 1978 to 1980 and has been in WA since 1982. Brian was previously Vice President of Basketball WA in 1984 and 1985, during which time he was Chairman of the Committee operating the Perth Wildcats, and then President of Wanneroo Basketball Association from 1999 to 2003.

Brian has been involved in the Insurance Industry in a variety of roles since 1969 and has been a self-employed Insurance Broker since 1991. In that role he has advised commercial clients on various aspects of risk and insurance programs, as well as negotiated claims settlements.

In 2001, together with a business partner, they established their own successful Insurance Broking Office as well as an Underwriting Agency business. Both these businesses were sold in 2013 and he is now a shareholder and Director of Cowden Ltd the National Insurance Broking business that purchased their Broking business.

Brian has extensive commercial and business experience and with a passion for the ongoing success of Basketball and is confident he can make a strong contribution to the sport in Western Australia.


Name: Kevin Charles Wigg
Position on Board: Director
Qualifications: LTrade Certificate – Electrical Fitter and Electrical Mechanic
Joined BWA Board: Member since 2009

Kevin has previously been a Board Member, Director of SBL and President of the East Perth District Basketball Association Inc., totalling some ten years. He was elected to the BWA Council in 2007 and the BWA Board in 2009 and served on the Board until 2011, at which time under the new Constitution he vacated his Board position. He is now filling a casual vacancy on the Board. He has been a SBL Commissioner since 2008 and continues in that role.

Kevin is the General Manager of Black & White Cabs and is a member of the Taxi Industry Board Reference Group and the Taxi Council of WA. He also previously held positions on the Taxi Industry Board and was a Board member of Taxi 131 008 Ltd.

Kevin’s other interests include movies, golf, fishing, overseas holidays and spending time relaxing at Wedge Island.


Name: Jeff Dennis
Position on Board: Director
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Master in Business Administration
Joined BWA Board: Member since September 2014

Jeff was born in Perth and has a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Master in Business Administration. He has worked in both sport and venue management for almost two decades including General Manager Commercial for the National Basketball League, Chief Executive Officer of Perth Glory, Chief Executive of Allia Venue Management responsible for the management of NIB Stadium, and various other roles within Western Australian soccer and the WA Football Commission.

Jeff played in five Western Australian state basketball teams in Australian Championships, represented Australia in an Under 20’s overseas tour, played in a championship team with Swan Districts in the old A Grade men’s basketball competition, and also played for the Perth Wildcats. He was a Development Officer for Basketball WA back in 1992.

Currently Jeff is the owner and Chief Executive of several companies including Green Planet Grass Pty Ltd, Green Planet Sport and Commercial Pty Ltd, Green Planet Franchising Pty Ltd, and Hinto Pty Ltd.

Jeff’s other interests include travelling and spending time with his family.


Name: Jennifer Riatti
Position on Board: Appointed Director
Qualification: 
Joined BWA Board: 2016