Fiona Notley – Chair of the Board
Fiona Notley is Curtin University’s Chief Operating Officer; an integral member of Curtin University’s leadership team whose portfolio includes human resources, health and safety, compliance and risk, information technology, facilities management, and property development.
Fiona has 21 years’ experience in the higher education sector; prior to joining Curtin University in 2018, Fiona held diverse roles at Murdoch University, including Academic Council and Senate terms. She is an active member of the Association for Tertiary Education Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Master of Business Administration.
Fiona’s passion for basketball began as a junior player and since 2012 has seen her involved in active committee membership, coaching and management for several domestic basketball clubs. Prior to joining Basketball WA, Fiona actively served on the Willetton Basketball Association Board, providing governance and strategy leadership.
Fiona has been a Director on the BWA Board since 2021.
Sandra Riches – Deputy Chair of the Board
Sandra Riches is a digital strategist with experience in digital strategy / governance. Working with large corporates and government agencies.
Since 2000 in the UK and Perth Sandra has worked in Digital, including CEO of one of Perth’s most successful digital agencies. She has served on the BWA board since 2019, helping guide the alignment of strategies to objectives set out in the BWA strategic plans.
Sandra has taken on the role of Deputy Chair in 2022.
Cassandra Wright – Director
Cassandra Wright is a Senior In-House Counsel working across Australia and New Zealand for a global facility management services organisation and have practiced as a Lawyer for 19 years. She is experienced in commercial and contract law, litigation, dispute management and governance.
She has been a BWA Board Member since April 2020. Prior to that she was chairperson of the Combat Sports Commission for two and a half years. She is particularly focused on building healthier and safer sporting communities whilst making sports accessible to all members of the community.
Lorraine Driscoll – Director
Lorraine Driscoll is an experienced Senior Executive and Chief Financial Officer whose background is in local government and state government organisations. Lorraine is a Certified Practising Accountant and Chartered Management Accountant as well as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lorraine has extensive experience in finance, governance, strategic planning and business analysis, in addition her background in local government is a valuable skill gap identified at Board level, as all basketball is ultimately delivered in partnership with local government within the metro and country regions.
Lorraine has also had extensive experience with Lotterywest, which generates over $820 million in sales annually and unlike other lotteries, distributes the proceeds of sales directly to the community through its grant funding program. The Board identified finance as a skill gap and looks forward to working with Lorraine and the other board members to grow the sport of basketball and its operations.
Michael Quirk – Director
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.
We look forward utilising Michael’s knowledge in the social impact space where basketball is so valuable to the community
Travis Moore – Director
Travis 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.