WACA Board
President & Chair
The Hon Dr KC (Ken) Michael AC
Ken was appointed to the role of WACA President in November 2015 and is also President of The Lord Taverners WA. He is a distinguished engineer and was the thirtieth Governor of Western Australia, serving from 2006 to 2011. Ken's tireless and respected contribution to many aspects of government, business and community activity across WA has spanned more than 40 years.
As a well-respected member of the business community, Ken has held the positions of Commissioner of Main Roads WA, chairman of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority, member of the Economic Regulation Authority and Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 and named Western Australian Citizen of the Year in 2001, while in 2003 Ken received the Centenary Medal.

Deputy Chair
Dr V (Vanessa) Guthrie
Vanessa was appointed to the WACA Board in early 2016. She has held roles with the Wellard Group, Toro Energy Limited, Woodside Energy Ltd and Alcoa World Alumina Australia to name a few, working across mining, refining, smelting and gas production operations. Vanessa has extensive executive and director experience in the resources sector and has a wealth of knowledge around business strategy, project and sustainable development, external affairs and public policy.
Vanessa also has extensive board experience in community, government, and publicly listed companies, and is currently Non-Executive Director of the Western Australia Water Corporation and Board member of the Minerals Council of Australia Board and Murlpirrmurra.

Members' Representatives
TF (Thomas) Percy QC
Tom has been a Member-elected representative on the Board since 2014, having been a member of the Association for more than 20 years. His primary responsibilities have been in relation to governance reform and the negotiations around the Perth Stadium.
A prominent Perth Queens Counsel, Tom also has extensive administrative experience in sporting organisations such as football and horse racing. He is also a columnist with The Sunday Times and regular contributor to Radio 6IX. Tom is always available to answer Member enquiries on 0413 836 606 or by email to percyqc@wolffchambers.com.au
M (Michael) Veletta
Michael is a WACA Life Member, former Australia Test batsman and ex-Western Australia state coach who joined the WACA Board in September 2015. He represented Australia in eight Tests and 20 One-Day Internationals, as well as WA in 127 first class matches, scoring 8038 runs and 42 domestic one-day games. After a period developing cricket in the Australian Capital Territory, Michael was appointed as coach for WA from 2001 to 2003.
Michael's passion for the property industry began in 1980s, commencing with Kevin Sullivan and Associates and continuing a long association as a property professional where he currently holds the role of Senior Director at CBRE. He has extensive experience in valuations, having previously held roles in sales, land development and marketing.
DJ (Darren) Wates
Darren is a former Western Australia all-rounder who joined the WACA Board in September 2015. He represented WA from 1999 to 2008, making 14 first class and 46 domestic one-day appearances, helping the state win two domestic one-day trophies.
Darren has more than 15 years' professional experience in the corporate sector, primarily as a lawyer specialising in capital markets, mergers/ acquisitions and general commercial matters. He is currently the Chairman of an ASX listed company and has been involved in public company director and senior executive roles

WA Premier Cricket Council (Inc) Representatives
M (Mark) Calverley
Mark has been a Member of the WACA Board for close to ten years, representing Premier Cricket in Western Australia. He has also sat on many of the WACA's committees during this time.
Mark has been involved with cricket coaching and administration for more than 25 years. Starting as a coach at a local community junior club, Mark was invited to coach junior cricket at one of Perth's district cricket clubs. He became the secretary of the club and was the club's nominated delegate on the Western Australian District Cricket Council.
B (Brendan) Reid
WAPCC Chairman
Brendan represented the West Broken Hill football and cricket clubs at league level by the age of 16 and moved around the country to play for various clubs in both sports. Brendan retired from football at the age of 22 to complete a season of rehabilitation, before returning to play and coach in Perth's Premier Cricket competitions. Making his first grade debut at the age of 28, Brendan won three titles before stress fractures in the back forced him to retire from first grade cricket at 33.
He has worked for a number of international companies in the oil and gas industry and started a subsea engineering design business in 2000. Brendan's company was acquired by internationally-run Fugro, where he has since held senior management and global product development roles.
Brendan joined the WACA Board in 2012, and is Chairman of the WA Premier Cricket Council and has been a Committee Member and Vice President of Mt Lawley District Cricket Club since 1993.

Statewide Game Development Committee Representatives
AJ (Avril) Fahey

A former Australian cricket player, Avril joined the WACA Board in September 2014 as a Statewide Game Development Committee Representative. Avril played for Western Australia from 1992 to 2012, where she also held the role of Captain of the Western Fury for five seasons. She represented Australia for seven years, including playing in 40 ODIs, six Test matches and as part of the 1997 World Cup winning side.

Avril is a Life Member of the Subiaco-Marist Cricket Club, having captained the team for ten years and achieving numerous one and two day premierships. She received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and has been a member of the Women's National Selection Panel since 2013. She sits on the WACA's Audit and Risk Committee and is Deputy Chair of the WA Female Cricket Council.

Away from cricket, Avril has over 20 years' experience as an occupational therapist in the public health, residential and community sectors. She currently holds a senior management role at WA's largest provider of community social and health care – Silver Chain Group.

PC (Peter) Silinger
Peter has been a WACA Board Director since 2007, following almost half a century of service to cricket as a player, coach and administrator. Originally from the Wheatbelt, Peter played Country Week cricket for more than 20 years and represented the Country XI several times in the 1970s.
A long-time servant of regional cricket, Peter coached WA's first-ever Australian Country Cricket Championships title in 1998 and has been on the WA Country Cricket Board since 2001. He has also been the Chair of the WA Country Cricket Board since 2004, Chair of the WA Female Cricket Council since 2012, and helped set up the inaugural Girls Country Cricket Carnival in 2007.
Peter has received various accolades along the journey, including the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, WACA Volunteer of the Year in 2007 and the WA Sports Star Service to Sport nomination in 2014.

Members Appointed by the Board
DJ (David) Bailey
David has been a member of the WACA for over 20 years and was appointed to the Board in 2015. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, David has over 25 years' professional experience. During this time he has developed a deep understanding of audit, corporate finance, risk management and corporate governance.
David joined Australian Finance Group Limited (AFG) in 2004 as Chief Financial Office and was responsible for the group's finance operations and securitisation business. In 2015, he was appointed to the role of AFG's Chief Operating Officer following 12 years of service in the CFO role.