Board Members

Melissa Chandler –  Ryde Little Athletics Centre

  • Elected Director since 2019
  • Chair – LANSW Board
  • LANSW Finance and Audit Committee
  • Twenty-five (25) years of financial experience
  • CPA qualified accountant
  • Nine years active volunteer with Little Athletics

Simon NicolaWinston Hills Athletics Centre – Life Member

  • Elected Director since 2018
  • Chair – LANSW Governance and Risk Committee
  • Winston Hills Athletics Centre Life Member
  • NWMZ Life member
  • IT software solutions to corporate businesses
  • Involved in Little Athletics for twenty- four (24) years
  • Convener for 2017 Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC)
  • Level three (3) coach and B track umpire plus PhotoFinish operator (Zone, Region & State)
  • Special Olympics athlete coach since 2010 – 2016
  • NSW Head Coach South Australia 2010, Victoria Nationals 2014
  • Assistant Australian Coach- ASIA Pacific Games 2011
  • LANSW Volunteer of the Year- 2016

Joe BurgessHornsby District Little Athletics Centre

  • Elected Director since 2020
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Masters of Commerce (Finance and Economics)
  • Seven years Manly Warringah Little Athletics
  • Two (2) NSW Open Championships
  • Competed at 12 Australian Championships
  • Four years coaching at Hornsby District Little Athletics
  • Level 2 AA coaching qualification

Costa Zakis –  Katoomba Athletics Centre

  • Elected Director since 2021
  • Field of management advisory for the past 22 years specialising in risk and crisis management, business strategy and governance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors
  • Committee member at Katoomba Athletics Centre since 2012
  • Previous President and Registrar at Katoomba Athletics Centre
  • Secretary for Western Ranges Zone since 2014
  • Region 3 Committee member

John McFaddenKu-ring-gai Little Athletics Centre

  • Elected Director since 2021
  • Professional experience in structural and organisational change in children’s sport
  • Foundation athlete at Northern Suburbs LAC
  • President of Ku-ring-gai LAC from 2006-2021
  • Committee Member at Ku-ring-gai LAC since 2004
  • Past North East Met Zone Coordinator
  • NEMZ Committee Member
  • Region 5 Committee Member

Sally Richardson

  • Casual Vacancy in position of Elected Director since 2022
  • Volunteer Roles in Athletics in NSW, nationally and internationally
  • Previous Publicity Officer, Registrar, Centre Secretary Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre (2002 – 2019)
  • LANSW Trans-Tasman Committee, parent volunteer and Tour Secretary (2004 to 2020)
  • 2011 and 2017 Australian Little Athletics Championships Organising Committee
  • LANSW North Met Zone and Region Secretary and Officer for Officials since 2015
  • Little Athletics and Athletics NSW Official in the Admin area since 2017
  • UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics (Senior Club) Secretary since 2019