Board of Directors

Grant Robinson President of Netball WA

Grant Robinson – President

Grant joins the Netball WA Board boasting a wealth of experience across a range of industries, including working as a Senior Partner at KPMG for more than 30 years.

Grant is currently the Deputy Chairman and Audit Committee Member at the Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority, Board Member, Chair of Finance Committee and Member of Audit & Risk Committee, North Metropolitan Health Services, Director of Juniper Aged Care, Director of Bethesda Healthcare, Chair of the Zoological Parks Authority and Chair, Audit & Risk Committee of Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Independent Chair).

Natasha Aristei Board Member of Netball WA

Natasha Aristei

A reputable businesswoman with experience in business management, strategic planning, and finances.  Natasha also volunteers on the Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board in the Secretary/Treasurer role and has been an active contributor in organising regional events such as the Kimberley Economic Forum.

Natasha has significant organisational skills and a passion for Sport and Recreation. Contributing on her local Broome Netball Association committee for 30 years she has volunteered for 21 years on the North West Netball Region Board and is the outgoing President.  Natasha is a current player, coach, presenter and umpire with a sound knowledge on the education pathways in all areas of netball.

Her involvement with the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries  Regional Athlete Support Program gave her an insight into the variation of governance processes and player/official development across different state sporting bodies, and the effects of their commitment to contribute in regional areas.

Emma Chinnery Board Member of Netball WA

Emma Chinnery

Emma is a partner at Jackson McDonald with 15 years legal experience. Her clients include government and corporate organisations, the not-for-profit and charities sector, Aboriginal trusts and corporations and private family organisations. Emma’s legal experience brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Netball WA Board, particularly in relation to governance, compliance and commercial issues. A netballer herself for 30 years, Emma is a life member of the UWA Netball Club. She has held club coaching and committee positions and is currently on the selections committee. Emma’s passion for sports development is further reflected in her role on the UWA Sports Advisory Council.

Brendan Grylls Board Director of Netball WA

Brendon Grylls

Brendon Grylls brings a wealth of knowledge in community development in regional areas after 16 years as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia and the 13th Leader of the National Party in Western Australia. 

Brendon also played a significant role in the development of the transformational Gold Industry Group funding arrangement for netball in Western Australia.

Craig Heatley Netball WA Board Member Headshot

Craig Heatley

Craig Heatley is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and brings over 20 years' experience in assurance and business advisory services, specialising in the resources, engineering and construction sectors, with not for profit experience as the Chair of Red Nose Australia and a member of The Fathering Project Board. 

Craig also has two young daughters participating in netball at the Matthews Netball Centre on a Saturday morning and can be found on the sidelines playing a team role. 

Jill Powell Board Member of Netball WA

Jill Powell

Jill Powell has had a long and varied sporting career having been a triple international representing England in netball, cricket and athletics. Since her playing days she has maintained an involvement in many sports having worked in the industry for the past 30 years.

Jill has worked and volunteered for Netball WA for the past ten years including managing the Netball Development Unit coordinating all player, coach and umpiring development, and various roles for the event management team. She is the past President of the Leisure Institute of WA and has held positions on the Executive for a variety of organisations including Womensport West, YMCA, Healthway and Sports International WA.

Dana Sawka Board Member of Netball WA

Dana Sawka

Dana is an experienced marketing and communications professional and has specialised in digital technology and strategies for over 10 years, and is currently the Digital Project Manager at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. She has a passion for netball, having played for many years at Wanneroo Districts Netball Association, and was a member of Netball WA’s Marketing Advisory Committee in 2016.

Digital technology empowers marketing professionals with the ability to optimise projects through data and analytics tools. Dana brings a wealth of experience in this field, including website development and management, online content, social media, and online stakeholder engagement. She also has extensive experience with marketing analytics and performance across website applications, paid advertising, e-marketing and community engagement.