Sherif Andrawes – Chair
Sherif is an experienced corporate leader and is the immediate past Chairman of accounting firm BDO (WA) and the Global Natural Resources Leader for BDO.
Sherif grew up in Scotland graduating from Glasgow University before coming a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Sherif’s love for the game commenced at a young age and follows all levels of the game both locally and internationally.
Sherif has a long-time involvement with football as a former President and Life Member of East Fremantle SC, Committee Member of Perth SC as well as coach and player at several clubs.
Joining the Football West board in 2012, Sherif was elected chair in 2019 and has enjoyed being a part of football’s increased engagement over the years.
Will has broad experience in sports administration, corporate governance, business, strategic and financial planning, media, policy, marketing, and government relations which have been gained in various parts of Australia.
Will’s current role is General Manager Corporate Affairs at RAC where he has responsibility for leading the strategic development, direction and management of the organisation’s activities including government relations, sponsorship, community education, internal and external communications.
Before joining RAC, Will was Chief of Staff for the Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation and Veterans’ Affairs during which time he provided high-level strategic policy, media, and political advice to the Minister.
Liz is a commercial lawyer with over 18 years’ experience with a particular focus on corporate governance, regulatory and legislative compliance, statutory interpretation, and commercial contracting advice.
Liz has extensive experience in working for the not-for-profit sector including providing training and advice to the boards of not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private companies on issues of governance, directors’ duties, compliance, restructuring, constitutional change, meeting procedures and policies.
Liz is the Chair and Partner at Jackson McDonald and is a regular presenter in Perth for the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd in not-for-profit regulatory compliance.
While being a member of the board, Liz is the Chair of the Football West Governance and Risk Committee.
Chris was elected to the Football West Board for the first time in May 2023.
He is a legal associate, currently practising in personal injury litigation at WA insurance law firm McCabes. Having retired from professional football in 2020 at the age of 28, Mr Harold was promoted to the position of Associate in June 2022, less than 18 months after being admitted.
Prior to starting at McCabes, he completed his College of Law as well as assisting the PFA in negotiating the players’ Collective Bargaining Agreement during the pandemic and working to ensure players’ contracts were honoured during that time. He has served on the Disciplinary & Ethics Tribunal for Football West and is currently a panel member for the A-League Disciplinary and Ethics Committee.
Richard has extensive experience over 25 years as a Chief Financial Officer including several listed companies and most recently with the WA Cricket Association. He has also served as Company Secretary with a number of different entities.
Richard has been a member of the Football West Finance and Audit Committee since its establishment in 2014, prior to becoming Chair in 2020 and was elected to the Board at the 2019 AGM.
Richard has a life-long interest in football having played from an early age and coached after the end of his playing days. Richard is often seen at all levels of football matches around Perth from grassroots to Hyundai A-League.
Amy Johnson - Deputy Chair
Amy has extensive senior level experience in marketing transformation and stakeholder management across Australia and Asia.
Amy was born and raised in regional Western Australia and has children that currently play football in Football West grassroots programs.
Amy graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce prior to her extensive corporate experience.
Amy has been highly successful in achieving outcomes in various roles, including as Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Asia for National Australia Bank.
Amy is currently a member of Football West’s Finance and Audit Committee. She replace Will Golsby as Deputy Chair in June 2023.
David is an experienced corporate leader with over thirty years of global executive experience in multiple regulatory jurisdictions in the rapidly growing and changing sectors of telecommunications, media, technology, IT and Education.
David’s was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Navitas, a global education provider with 120 campuses across 31 countries. Prior to his position at Navitas, David was the Chief Executive Officer at iiNet. David was previously based in the United Kingdom where he held senior financial positions at organisations including Virgin Media, Telewest Global Inc. and Price Water House Coopers.
David has been involved in Western Australian Football with Wembley Downs Football Club and the involvement of his three children playing grassroots football. David is excited about playing a role on the Football West board to showcase the range of activities that Football West deliver.
Ivy has been involved in the minerals industry for over 30 years in geology, mining and resource estimation, and management. Her operational experience in the mining industry in Australia and China as a geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite.
Ivy has also held senior corporate management roles. Currently Ivy is the Principal Consultant at CSA Global Pty Ltd where her areas of specialty include corporate governance, due diligence, mining studies and disclosure. Ivy is also the founder and Director of GeoReg Mining & Governance, a boutique corporate advisory service specialising in corporate governance and reviews of mining industry related corporate governance and public disclosure.
Ivy’s passion for football was developed at a young age through growing up in Malysia and being exposed to many international competitions. Ivy is now involved with the Multicultural Futures which provides support to migrants for the first five years in Australia, where English and living can be challenging, but football provides a great way for community integration.
Annette Tilbrook possesses a strong commerce and strategy background and will be a huge asset in regard to Football West’s Asian Engagement Strategy, having lived and worked in the Asian region from 1995 to 2020.
Now back in Perth with her husband and grown-up family, Annette, who is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), is keen to help Football West explore new markets and build on established ones.
Annette was the founding Honorary Secretary, Executive Director and Board member of the Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (AustCham ASEAN) from 2017 to 2020, responsible for guiding the newly formed organisation in its goal to becoming the key platform for Australian business advocacy and engagement within the ASEAN region. She also held the position of Advisor to the Board.
Prior to this she was the Executive Director of AustCham, Singapore for nine years. In that time, she oversaw all activities of the Chamber, growing its business fourfold.
Concurrent to her role as Executive Director, she was the Founding Secretary of Australian Business Asia (2010-2012) a grouping of 16 Australian chambers and business councils, whose mission is to provide a collective voice for Australian business throughout the Asia region.
Annette has also been deeply involved with the Australian New Zealand Association (ANZA) holding a number of office appointments as President/Vice President and committee member from 2000 to 2008.