I am delighted to have been appointed to the Portsea SLSC Committee. I am of an age when females were not permitted to participate in surf lifesaving or get our bronze so I was confined to the beach jealously watching the boys have all the fun. Thankfully times have changed and I look forward to sharing my experiences working as CEO of Women’s Cricket Australia, Softball Australia and Netball Victoria and also as a former board member of VicHealth and Cricket Victoria. I am a passionate open water swimmer and have participated in many events at Portsea and am equally passionate about providing opportunities for women and girls. My daughter Kim had a wonderful time at Portsea as a nipper and Junior several years ago. She was well supported by clubbies at the time and I am keen to “give back”.