Our board

Mark Stockwell – Chairman

Mark Stockwell is an Olympian and a businessman, being the owner of Stockwell, a development, construction, property management and fund management group.

Mr Stockwell commenced his career as an elite swimmer representing Australia in the 1984 Olympics and 1986 Commonwealth Games. After his retirement from swimming, Mr Stockwell joined the family business, and as Managing Director of Stockwell has seen the company diversify as an investor, developer, builder, project manager, property manager and fund manager of industrial, retail, commercial, residential and leisure developments.

Mr Stockwell has maintained his participation in sport over the years and in 2011 chaired the successful bid by the Gold Coast to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In addition to being the Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation, he is Deputy Chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

Mr Stockwell is a past President of the Property Council of Australia, Queensland Division and served on the National Board for two years. He is currently Chair of Trade & Investment Queensland. Mr Stockwell is a Trustee of the St Laurence’s Old Boys’ Foundation which funds educational scholarships for boys at St Laurence’s College and is also a Trustee of the Stockwell Foundation, founded by Mark and his wife Tracy to benefit children in need.

Sally Carbon OAM

Sally Carbon, an Olympic and World Cup gold medallist, represented Australia in hockey at two Olympic Games and two World Cups. She trained at the Western Australian Institute of Sport for 11 years and at the Australian Institute of Sport for nine years. Ms Carbon also represented Western Australia in athletics.

Ms Carbon owns, and is the Director of, Green Eleven Pty Ltd and has published six books and three interactive educational resources.

Ms Carbon is Chair of the ASF’s Audit Committee, a member of the Board of the Australian Sports Commission and has served on the board of the Western Australian Sports Council and the Strategic Directions board for the WA Education Department. Ms Carbon continues to be an active member of many Western Australian foundation, sport, health and education boards including St John Ambulance board, WA’s High Performance Sport Committee, Vision for Committee for Perth and the boards of Aquinas College and Aquinas Foundation.

Joshua Liberman

Joshua is the Chairman of LJCB Investment Group (LJCB). LJCB is one of Australia’s largest private investment groups, with interests in industries such as petroleum distribution and energy production, property, banking and finance, equities, funds and venture capital.

In Israel, LJCB controls with its partner, the largest energy and Petroleum company (Paz) and the fifth largest bank (the First International Bank).

LJCB is a founding shareholder of CVS Lane Capital Partners an Australian property business specialising in innovative structuring and finance solutions. In finance, LJCB has over the past decade been active in creating and investing in funds management businesses, private equity transactions, capital raisings and high profile takeovers.

Early stage investments have focused on technology and businesses which have had the potential to change the market and to become global leaders including Seek, Looksmart, Hitwise and Ducere. LJCB is also a financing partner of Square Peg Capital, a leading Asia Pacific investor group in venture and growth stage online and technology companies.

In philanthropy, Joshua currently sits on the board of the Australian Sports Foundation and is a founding director of the Ducere Foundation, which is active in 12 African countries.

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce from Monash University.

Tim Sheridan

Now in his third year with Fox Sports Australia, Tim Sheridan, the distinguished sports journalist, is well known within the Australian sports community.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at Charles Sturt University, Tim joined Australian Consolidated Press in 1981. He was a reporter, feature writer and sub-editor for ACP sporting publications which included Rugby League Week, Australian Cricket Magazine and Australian Golf.

During this time Tim played rugby union for Sydney club Manly and toured New Zealand with the New South Wales Waratahs in 1982.

After three years with ACP Tim continued to thrive in his career of sports journalism and worked for 30 years with both Nine and Fox Sports. Tim has covered 17 Wimbledon Championships and in 2015 celebrated the 20 year anniversary of his first trip to the US Masters by being at Augusta for Jordan Spieth’s historic win; he has spanned the globe revealing the stories and characters that have shaped Australian sport.

Outside of his own work, Tim has written and taught a Sports Journalism course at The University of Sydney, mentors young journalists and is deeply involved in sport on a day to day basis. A former Board member of Sydney’s Roseville Tennis Club, Tim is now on the Board of Mosman Rowing Club, one of Australia most successful nurseries for elite talent.

Samantha Pearce

Samantha epitomises a new breed of digital leaders and innovators. For over 10 years she has guided, transformed and cajoled businesses towards effective marketing and behaviour change strategies that bridge the digital divide. Rising through the ranks of one of Australia’s leading digital agencies and working with accounts locally, nationally and globally, she has helped countless organisations grapple with the disruption of digital technologies and simultaneously built the capabilities and reputation of the agency she represents.

As Group Account Director and lead digital strategist of Liquid Interactive she leads a world-class team at one of Australia’s most successful independent digital creative groups, the Liquid Group of companies.

Her industry achievements and recent accolades include Australian and International awards for digital strategy, purchase behaviour and mobile experience design. In 2015 she received recognition from Google for her remarkable work on as lead strategist for the Isuzu UTE Australia digital strategy.

Samantha understands business; steeped in a family history of success and with the ability to combine new and traditional paradigms of thinking and acting, she brings a wealth of experience to the Australian Sports Foundation Board.

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