Announcement – New Board Appointments
Basketball WA

Announcement – New Board Appointments



Basketball WA (BWA) wishes to advise the members that after the 2023 Annual General Meeting,  Travis Moore and Michael Quirk have been elected to the Board.

Travis Moore has had a life-long affiliation with basketball having represented Western Australia, played collegiate level in USA and played over 450 games of NBL1. In 2023 he was one of the inaugural inductees as a Playing Life Member of the SBL    He has since continued his connection with the game coaching at NBL1 and WABL levels and has served on the SBL/NBL1 West commission for 5 years.   Travis has had strong affiliation with 3 clubs over the journey having played for both Rockingham Flames and Willetton Tigers in NBL1 and coached WABL with Cockburn Cougars.  This provides a broad understanding of how those associations work and their strengths and challenges, which was identified as a skill gap on the current Board.

Travis has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources across multiple roles.  He is currently the Head of Human Resources at Western Australia’s largest disability support provider and has held that role for the last 3 years.  Travis also has a Master of Business Administration (Leadership) and Postgraduate certificate in Human Resources.  Travis was elected to the Board for 3 years.

Michael Quirk is a Local Government executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate business planning and stakeholder engagement. In addition, Michael is highly experienced in community development with more than 25 years knowledge across local government and sporting sectors. As the current Director of Community Development at the City of Stirling he is responsible for more than 400 employees and $80 million operation budget. Michael’s current and previous roles have seen him both identifying and effectively responding to diverse community needs and social challenges, articulating community development opportunities, aligning action with strategic objectives, and establishing clear targets to effectively measure social impact outcomes. Michael also coaches his children’s basketball teams in their local domestic basketball competition.

Michael has been on the BWA Board for the past six months and we look forward to continuing to utilise Michael’s knowledge in the social impact space where basketball is so valuable to the community in bringing the community together and providing for a whole range of social outcomes far beyond the benefit of just playing sport. Michael was elected to the Board for 2 years.

The Board would like to acknowledge the continued contribution of Phil Nixon, in particular for his past 2 years on the BWA Board. Phil decided to stand aside after what has been over 20 years of leadership provided to both Willetton and Basketball WA. Phil’s legacy to the sport goes well beyond the Willetton Basketball Stadium and we look forward to continuing to see you around our great game.

We warmly welcome Travis and Michael to the Board and look forward to their future contribution.

5th May 2023

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