Board of Directors




Kent Davis
- Chair of Board

Kent brings to the GSA Board practical business operations expertise. As a business owner, board member and senior executive, he has a demonstrated history over a 25+ year career of driving organisational growth in such diverse industry sectors as retail franchising, property, venture capital and private equity. He has been involved with gymnastics as a parent for the last 6 years.

Skill sets: Negotiation, Strategic Planning, and Organisational improvement



Megan Murphy

Megan is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years’ experience working in public practice. She brings a broad financial skill set to the Board of Gymnastics SA, including proficiency in finance management, management accounting, financial reporting, audit and business advisory services. Megan’s current role includes acting as the finance manager for a large incorporated entity, along with advising a number of small and medium businesses across a range of industries, including hospitality, retail and professional services. Megan was a trampoline athlete in her youth, and is now involved with the sport as an advanced silver level judge.

Skill sets: Financial management and reporting



Edward Denis

Eddie joined the Gymnastics South Australia Board in 2018. He is an Olympic Water Polo athlete and coach with 18 years of administration, management and coaching experience in High Performance sport within Australia

Skill sets: Sport, High performance, Strategy, Pathways.

Jo Marshall

Jo’s introduction into gymnastics began as a recreational gymnast. Much like many of our community members, she soon fell in love with the sport and additionally achieved accolades at the State and National level. Jo’s knowledge and experience in People and Culture will be an asset to the Gymnastics SA community. Jo has been involved with sporting clubs and committees throughout her life. 

She is passionate about creating great club environments and has been involved at committee and volunteer levels. Jo is also keenly aware of the increasing challenges facing many clubs around shrinking volunteer pools and the broadening participation of women in traditionally male sports. Jo is currently undertaking significant culture change projects with large Government and Non-Government Organisations through her consulting organisation - Culturise. 


 

Barnaby Eaton


Barnaby brings to the Gymnastics SA Board an extensive background in both the Education and Sporting sector. He additionally brings State and National Sporting Organisation experience, specifically with Rowing Queensland and Rowing Australia.

Barnaby was first introduced to the dynamic world of gymnastics through the participation of his children in our great sport. We are excited to have Barnaby’s skillsets of governance, risk, strategy, high performance and community participation as a compliment to the Gymnastics SA community. 



 

Karina Whiteford (She/Her)

Karina is an experienced marketing professional in the retail and sports sectors and joined the Gymnastics SA Board in 2021. She brings a comprehensive marketing skill set to the Board, including; integrated marketing strategies, brand management and activation, creative development and consumer engagement. Karina’s current role includes leading the Marketing, Brand and Fan Experience activity for a nationally-recognised sports organisation, and is actively involved in advancing gender equity in sport.

As someone who has worked in the promotion, engagement and recognition of sport in South Australia and Victoria, Karina understands the power of Gymnastics in uniting communities and enhancing the lives of those involved.

Skill sets: Marketing communications, brand activation, consumer behaviour and stakeholder engagement.