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Tony Castro

I am a director of a family agricultural company as well a prominent Sports Club. I have held governance positions for the past 27 years in the Sugar Industry and Community Not‐for‐Profit Club Industry.

Sam Coward

Sam is a 40year Sunshine Coast local and is currently 1/2 of Breakfast Radio show Sam & Ash on HOT91.1 a role he has held since 2014.
A born entertainer, Sam has worked the industry in every facet be it radio, TV, feature film or on various stages around the world.
With a corporate background and quals in Business Management, HRM and Marketing Sam has also been a significant player in the business community.
A proud Dad, Marine Conservationist, Sports enthusiast and advocate/ambassador for various Mental Health and Domestic Violence charities Sam gets involved wherever he can help.

Lynn Hetherington

I have a diverse leadership background covering all disciplines of retail from my various roles spanning merchandise, operations, integration and project management. I have 28 years of Netball experience working with various indoor and outdoor clubs across the Sunshine Coast.

Julie Jones

As a Business Services Client Manager for a small-medium sized Accounting firm in Melbourne, I have extensive experience (over 29 years) in Public Accounting and Business Client Management.  In addition to this, I have a very strong background in community netball at grass roots level as an Umpire Convenor, Umpire, Assistant Coach TPL, Head Coach State Age Team and NetSetGo Coach (5-7 year olds) for a local Association on the Sunshine Coast

Jason McIntyre

I have been involved with netball as a player, umpire and fan for many years and I am passionate about raising the profile of netball in the media and the community. I have worked within the university and education sector since 1999 and am currently the team Leader of Student Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast .

Kirsten Boud

I have worked with people in a HR capacity across many industries for 25 plus years, most recently at Netball Queensland as the People & Capability Lead.  I am a netball enthusiast from way back and spend a lot of time at our local Association, where I am the President.  Our game is one of the purest team sports where everyone plays an equal role and the talent we have in our region is phenomenal!  I look forward to supporting the grassroots through professional pathways with the Thunder staff and Board.

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