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Meet our Board of Directors

Athletics NSW is comprised of its affiliated clubs, who are its members as per the Constitution. There are currently 88 affiliated member clubs of Athletics NSW. An elected Board of Directors set policy and direction for the organisation, which is implemented by the management staff.


Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Tweed


    • Athletics NSW – Director since 2015: Risk Committee, Corporate Partnership Committee.
    • Bachelors of Arts/Laws, Masters of Law and Management, International Master in Sport
    • Previous sports administration roles with National, State and Local sporting organisations and professional sporting teams, Member of Football NSW General Purposes Tribunal
    • Prior to working in sport, experience in legal and senior management roles within multinational corporations in Australia and the United States
    • Previous competition experience as a member of NSW Masters and Sydney University Athletics Club

Director, Kerry O'Keefe – CEO, Little Athletics NSW
  • Athletics NSW - Director since 2015
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Sports Studies (major in Sports Coaching and sub-major in Sports Adminstration)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Little Athletics NSW
  • Previously Little Athletics Education and Development Officer
  • Member of Athletics Australia/Little Athletics Australia Joint Venutre Management Group 2011 - 2013 and Joint Athletics Management Group 2014 - present
  • World Junior Championships 1996 - Volunteer, VIP Liason
  • Involvement in athletics for 40 years, as an athlete (several national medals at the junior level in race walking), coach (accreditations in coaching young athletes and race walking), team manager (NSW All Schools teams and Little Athletics NSW state teams) and administrator (Little Athletics NSW)
Director, stephanie croft - bankstown Athletics Club

  • Athletics NSW-director since 2017
  • North Sydney Citizen of the Year 2013
  • Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma Accounting, Graduate Diploma Applied Corporate Finance
  • Currently Principal Adviser-Advocacy and Strategic Projects, Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner. Previously, Principal Analyst- Policy and Legislation, Financial Management Transformation, NSW Treasury.
  • Other professional experience includes Senior Analyst/Senior Accountant-Capital Markets, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Senior Associate ISS Corporate Governance, and financial analyst and lecturing roles in the Australian financial markets.
  • President, Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations
  • Former Vice President, Northern Sydney Regional Council of Parents and Citizens Associations
  • Formerly a member of the Little Athletics NSW Risk Management Committee 

chairman, Peter Higgins - UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club

  • Athletics NSW – Director since 2012; former member Officials Advisory Panel, Member Risk Committee, Corporate Partnership

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, MBA, FAIM, FAICD, FAMI, JP

  • Director of Expert Results Pty Ltd and Australia Media Centre Pty Ltd

  • Senior management and marketing roles with Nestlé, Mars, Commonwealth Bank, Encyclopaedia Britannica, NSW Government; Lecturer at University of Sydney

  • Previous Director Australian Red Cross, Guide Dog Assoc, Sydney Media Centre (Olympics), TSE Foundation, Eyes of the World, Animal Welfare

  • AA Technical Official; Member AA Facilities Equipment Committee

  • Previous VP, UTS Northern Sub Athletic Club

Director, Angela Haynes – Woodstock Runners


  • Athletics NSW – Director since 2014; Chair Risk Committee
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), CA, MAICD
  • Associate Director, Corporate Advisory and Restructuring, PwC
  • Consulting Accountant, Hunters Hill Club 
  • President Woodstock Runners Inc 
  • AA Level 2 Coach (Recreational Running)
  • Regular competitor in road/trail running events
  • Former Board Member, NSW Veterinary Practitioners Association and General Secretary UWS Student Association.
  • Other commercial experience includes: Senior Manager, Specialised Business Services, Nab (secondment); CFO, Mattrans Pty Ltd and roles at Lynch Flowers Pty Ltd.


Director, Andew Watson - Balmain Athletics Club

  • Athletics NSW – Director since 2013; Competition Advisory Panel

  • Bachelor of Commerce, CA

  • Currently leads Group Business Effectiveness at Westfield; formerly Head of Business Process (Asia Pacific) for Hewlett Packard Financial Services

  • Background in commercial finance, IT and operations strategy; experience leading operational transformations and strategy development, organisational change, business effectiveness improvements and commercial finance strategies

  • Current masters competitor and former decathlon competitor

  • Level 2 Club Coach

  • Age Manager, Balmain Little Athletics

Director, Matthew Whitbread - Bankstown Sports Athletic Club

  • Athletics NSW – Director since 2013; former member Winter Harriers Committee; Chairman, Sub-Committee for Winter Rules 2011-12

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Social Inquiry), 2008-14; International Exchange Semester, Oxford Brookes University, Spring 2012

  • Solicitor, Stewart & Associates- August 2014- Present , Former Tipstaff to His Honour Judge WP Kearns SC, NSW District Court, NSW Dust diseases Tribunual

  • Bankstown Sports Senior Athletic Club Committee – currently Website and Social Media Manager, previously Executive Vice-President, Minute Secretary

  • NSW Half Marathon Championships Organising Committee 2009-2013

  • Bankstown Cancer Council Relay for Life Team Manager 2006-2010

Terry Manns - Campbelltown athletics club

Over 25 years in sport of Athletics
18 years on Campbelltown Committee 11 years as President and 17 years as Senior Division Delegate to ANSW
Life Member Campbelltown Collegians Athletics 
Life Member South West Metropolitan Zone Athletics
Club Administrator Award ANSW three times
Service Merit Award ANSW
Campbelltown City Council Community Service Award 2011
Nominated Citizen of Year 2012
Over 45 years in the Printing Trade
Current Athletics Australia Official Track and Technical