Mr Liam Twigger
The Honourable Bob Kucera
Mr Rob MacKay
Ms Janette Spencer
Ms Anna Liscia
Mr Henry Atturo
Mr Peter Rowe
Mr Sherif Andrawes
Liam Twigger - Chairman
Liam Twigger has been a former WA State League player and a State representative at both senior and junior levels and previously played for Sorrento, Kingsway Olympic, Balga and Inglewood United (Kiev). He has over twenty years experience in the fields of investment banking and corporate finance and was previously the head of Macquarie Bank Limited in Perth and Bankers Trust Investment Bank in Perth. He is currently Managing Director and Principal of PCF Capital Group, a boutique corporate advisory and investment banking firm focused on the mining sector. Mr Twigger was appointed to the Football West board for the first time in December 2008 and was elected Chairman at the first board meeting of 2013.
The Honourable Bob Kucera - Director
Mr Kucera immigrated to Australia in 1964 at the age of 20 after being born in Cardiff, Wales in 1944. Upon entering the WA Police, Mr Kucera steadily rose through the ranks from Officer to Detective Inspector before later serving as Assistant Commissioner of Police from 1996 - 2001. Mr Kucera retired from Police duty in 2001 to contest the State election and was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the electorate of Yokine as a member of the Australian Labor Party. Mr Kucera's first two years in parliament were as Health Minister before managing the portfolios of Sport & Recreation, Tourism, Small Business and Disability Services amongst others. Mr Kucera is responsible for the Home of Football/Centre for Excellence and was re-elected by voting members at the 2010 AGM and voted in as Chairman at the first meeting of 2011. Mr Kucera stepped down from the role of Chair at the first meeting of 2013 to focus on his political aspirations.
Rob MacKay - Director
Rob MacKay has played amateur level football for more than 20 years and remains an active club player. This is complemented with more than fifteen years experience in both grass roots football administration and in coaching, and a broad knowledge of both amateur and social football. Mr MacKay was previously a board member of the Western Australian Amateur and Social Soccer Association (WAASSA) and is a long serving manager with Telstra. Mr MacKay was re-appointed to the Football West board in March 2007 for a four year term. Mr MacKay is responsible for the Amateur, Social & Masters portfolio and was re-elected by voting members at the 2010 AGM.
Janette Spencer - Director
Janette Spencer has a strong background in women's soccer, having been the President of Women's Soccer WA for eight years, Director of Development for the Australian Womens Soccer Association and the first acting chair of the FFA's Women's Standing Committee. Janette played at state level during the late eighties and was a key member of the very successful Masters team, the Perth Strikers, that had great medal successes at Australian and World Masters Games during the late nineties and early 2000's. Janette's professional background is in Project Management and she currently holds the position of Manager Community Development, City of Subiaco. Prior to this position Ms Spencer worked as the Senior Manager Projects and Member Services at Volunteering WA and spent ten years with the Department of Sport and Recreation primarily as a sport consultant to some 22 State Sport Associations. Ms Spencer is responsible for the Women's portfolio.
Anna Liscia - Director
Anna Liscia is a decorated legal practitioner in WA, having worked as a senior solicitor for Stone James & Co / Mallesons Stephen Jacques for over ten years before forming her own legal consultancy business, Liscia & Tavelli in 1993. Ms Liscia has been a member of the Legal Practice Board of WA since 1999 and is currently serving as the Chair since appointment in 2007. Ms Liscia has also been involved with the Women Lawyers of WA Inc, Energy Review Board and the State Administrative Tribunal in the past 10 years. Ms Liscia is responsible for risk management and corporate governance.
Henry Atturo - Director
Henry Atturo has spent over 30 years in the retail sector and has held a number of senior executive positions both in Australia and abroad with Coles Myer Ltd. For the past 10 years Mr Atturo has held the position of General Manager for Red Dot Stores here in WA. He has over the past 15 years been heavily involved in grass roots football holding both coaching and administration roles ranging from juniors, youth and Premier. Mr Atturo has played Amateur football and until recently has been an active player in the Masters League. With Mr Atturo's extensive retail business background coupled with his experience in grass roots football in this state he will add a new complimentary element to the current board.
Peter Rowe - Director
Peter joins the Board having recently moved to Perth to take up a position with The West Australian as Senior News Editor. Peter is no stranger to either Perth or football having been a WA resident in the 1980s whilst he was Editor of British Soccer Weekly. Since that time he has held numerous football and other sport's positions including Director of Communications for The Football League (UK), Public Relations and Media Manager for The Rugby Football League (UK) and CEO of Swindon Town FC. In Australia he has previously worked for News Limited with both the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, the Press Association where he covered the 2003 Rugby World Cup and as CEO of the Wollongong Hawks basketball team in the NBL.Most recently he and his family have lived in Coffs Harbour, where he was Chief of Staff and Deputy Editor for the Coffs Coast Advocate as well as President of the Northern NSW North Coast Soccer Association. Peter will oversee the Public Relations, Media and Communications portfolio of Football West.
Sherif Andrawes - Director
Sherif is the Chairman of accounting firm BDO (WA) and a member of the national board of BDO. Although born in Egypt he grew up in Scotland graduating from Glasgow University. Shrerif commenced his career in 1987 with BDO in London before moving to Perth in 1997. He heads up the Corporate Finance team at BDO and is recognised as a leader in his field in Perth. Mr Andrawes has a long time involvement with the sport as a former President and Life Member of East Fremantle Soccer Club, Committee Member of Perth Soccer Club, as well as coach and player at a number of clubs. Sherif was elected as a Board member in August, 2012.
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