Surf Life Saving Western Australia has been looking after the State’s beach goers since 1926. The first surf club in WA was the Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club which was established in 1909. Besides looking after the State’s popular beaches, the organisation also runs community education programs and provides safety for events run by other sports groups.
Mike Smith: (president) Mr Smith is a finance broker. He joined the board in 1999.
His involvement with surf life saving dates back to 1963 when he joined the Bunbury SLSC as a cadet.
Nicolle Jenkins: (deputy president) Ms Jenkins is the communications manager of the yet to be completed Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
She is a member of the City of Perth SLSC and has been a member of the Northcliffe and Maroochydore SLSCs in Queensland.
Trevor Carleton: Mr Carleton is a senior State Government negotiator in land administration specialising in indigenous land management and Native Title.
He joined the board in 1997.
Previously, Mr Carleton was director of finance for the Scarboro SLSC.
Tony Snelling: Mr Snelling joined the board in 2002 from his position as president of the City of Bunbury SLSC.
He is employed in managing public relations in regional WA for a major public authority.
Trevor Maybank: Mr Maybank is a teacher who joined the board in 2001 after several years as chief referee. He is a member of the Surf Life Saving Australia Board of Competition.
Gary Keenan: Mr Keenan is a business manager with an energy company. He is a member of the Mullaloo SLSC and has been extensively involved in youth development.
David Armstrong: (general manager) Mr Armstrong has more than 14 years’ experience in sports administration with positions with Surf Life Saving New South Wales and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation.
He is a member of the City of Perth SLSC and has been a member of the Swansea Belmont SLSC in New South Wales where he won seven Australian Surf Life Saving Championship medals.
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