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SLSA Board and committees

As one of the largest volunteer organisations in Australia, we are dependent on the contribution of our volunteer members from everything from patrolling beaches, to providing overall strategic direction for the organisation. Board and committee members freely give up their time for the benefit of surf lifesaving and the Australian community in general.

SLSA Board
The peak policy and decision body for Surf Life Saving in Australia, made up of the President of SLSA, the delegates from each State and the Northern Territory four Independent Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLSA. The Board delegates the management of SLSA to the CEO who seeks support and advice from the Executive Management Group (EMG). 

Graham Ford President (Chair)
Melissa King Chief Executive Officer
Tony Haven SLSNSW
Ralph Devlin QC SLSQ
Tom Mollenkopf LSV
John Baker  SLSSA
Stephen Godfrey SLST
Craig Smith-Gander SLSWA
Bridget Riggs SLSNT
Melanie Evans Independent Director
Christine Hopton Independent Director
Lynette Barratt Independent Director
Martin Walsh  Independent Director

To view a complete list of SLSA Committees click here.

SLSA is a company limited by guarantee, subject to the Corporations Act.  It is a Federation of the seven (7) State and Territory Centres for surf life saving in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

It is accountable to the individual members of the 311 surf clubs through their clubs affiliation to their respective State Centres, who in turn affiliate with SLSA.

The owners of SLSA are the seven (7) State and Territory Centres.