Governance

Rebound WA is member-based association, governed by a voluntary Board of Management. Board members are selected to bring to the table a diverse range of knowledge, expertise and experience.

 

Simon Hardbottle, Chairperson

Board member since 2016

Currently the Chief Information Officer for Programmed, Simon has previously held the roles of Executive General Manager Marine, Executive General Manager Commercial and Finance for the Marine and Workforce divisions, along with commercial management and corporate finance roles. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Simon is an experienced finance executive and brings to the Board valuable skills in achieving strategic and operational outcomes.

Simon is a fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Through his family, Simon has been involved with Rebound WA for several years.

 

Justin Eveson OAM, Secretary

Board member since 2012

Justin is a Primary School Teacher with a passion for increasing the level of physical activity in young people. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Edith Cowan University. Justin is a proud ambassador for the West Australian Disability Services Commission’s Count Me In and provides motivational and disability awareness speaking services to organisations and clubs.

Justin has an in-depth knowledge of Rebound WA’s operations, gained as a former employee and long time member. He is a four-time Paralympian and gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 games in Wheelchair Basketball. With extensive experience as an elite amateur and professional athlete, Justin brings to the Board an intimate understanding of the complex issues faced by athletes with a disability.

 

Edoardo Argento, Director

Board member since 2018

Edoardo graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics Degree) in 2016, and has been working as a Consultant at Mainsheet Capital, a corporate advisory and Management Consulting firm, since graduation.

In his time at Mainsheet, Edoardo has worked on projects with aged and disability services’ providers, a medical and research institute, as well as mining services companies. Edoardo also worked for the Perth Wildcats for 5 years as a casual staff member, was a Basketball coach at Scotch College and worked at Subiaco Oval for 3 years. He is an avid basketball and AFL fan/player, and hopes to contribute as much as he possibly can to Rebound WA.

 

Suzanne Perry, Director

Board member since July 2019

Suzanne was a General Manager for the Rottnest Island Authority from 2012 to 2017 and now works for the PACT group as their Marketing & Innovations Manager. Suzanne brings to the Board strong skills in the areas of business strategy and development and commercialisation and marketing.

 

Michael Hartnett, Director

Board member since October 2019

Michael believes Rebound WA has given him the platform and pathways to realise his dreams of representing Australia in Paralympic games and World Championships, making lifelong friends along the way.

In joining the Board, Michael hopes to offer his lived experienced perspective as an athlete, a member and person with a disability. His aim is to help grow ReboundWA, and through this continue to provide opportunities in sport and society for people with a physical disability and their families.

 

Karen Harvey, Director

Board member since October 2019

Karen has 27 years of lived disability because of a car accident.

Her experience has been in the area of presenting and tutoring. She worked as a tutor with people with a brain injury and taught computer and communication skills for six years in New Zealand. Karen holds a diploma in Training and Assessment.

Also a keen water skier, Karen’s history with disabled sports has been winning a bronze medal at an international fespic games in China and more recently, three-time Australian H4 handcycling champion.

Karen is the Founder and Chairperson for Spinal Chatter Inc, Injury prevention presenter for PBF and Peer support officer for Spinal Life.

She is looking forward to being a part of Rebound WA, networking with like-minded people and providing a unique perspective from a disabled person with many years lived experience

 

Megan Hancock, Director

Board member since October 2019

Megan has three sons who have always been active in both club and representative sporting sides. Her middle side has a physical disability and has been a member of Rebound WA for the last four years. He has enjoyed the physical and emotional benefits of participation in sport and the sense of community and belonging that it brings.

Megan is a Human Resource Professional with 20 years management experience. She holds a Masters in Commerce, majoring in HR management from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Arts from UWA.

In joining the Board, Megan hopes to bring her perspective as a parent, and draw upon the feedback of other parents like herself to provide a representative voice in the decision making of the Board.