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Sam Theodore


Sam is a senior audit and risk professional having worked in financial services, professional services and major corporates.

Sam has been involved in Blind Sports since 1989 in various capacities, having started as state coach for Goalball and later becoming Australian Paralympic Committee Head Coach, attending three Paralympic games in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.

In later years Sam has focused on administration and appointed on the Boards of Goalball Australia and Blind Sports Australia.

Sam has completed a Masters of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Banking and Finance.

Sam values the engagement of the blind and vision impaired community participating in sport at a recreational and elite level.

Tim Harradine

Deputy Chair

Tim is an experienced CEO and senior sports adminstrator.


Tim is a dynamic leader with experience across sport, not-for-profit, and education sectors. He has a strong track record working with all levels of Government. Currently, Tim is the Chief Executive Officer for AusTriathlon and prior to this appointment was the National Operations Manager for Triathlon.


Educated to Master’s degree qualification, Tim has also completed the AICD Sports Governance and Foundations of Directorship certificate. Passionate about sport, he also currently serves on the audit, finance and risk committee for Boxing Australia.



“Joining the board of Blind Sports Australia is an opportunity to empower and advocate for inclusivity and the boundless potential within every individual. Sport inspires greatness and breaks barriers, and together we can champion accessibility and the joy of sport for all.”

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Kate Ingber

Secretary and Public Officer

Kate is an experienced Non-Executive Director, lawyer and strategist.

Kate is a fellow of the GIA, an AICD graduate and a senior legal and commercial executive with a B/Com/LLB from Monash University and over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession. 


Kate currently acts as the General Manager of Legal and Company Secretary of Cricket Australia and brings a wealth of experience to BSA gained through her commercial and legal roles at organisations in the UK, Singapore and Australia, including SKY UK, the Walt Disney Company, ESPN, Southern Cross Austereo and Allens.


“It is a pleasure to join the board of BSA, an organisation that, like Cricket Australia, is committed to ensuring sport is accessible to all.”

Lance Willie


Lance is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, strategic leader and Non Executive Director.

Lance is a seasoned Finance professional with over two decades of diversified experience in driving financial excellence across various industries. Renowned for his expertise in strategic financial management and corporate governance, Lance is driven by a passion for continuous improvement and is dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships. 


As a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA), Lance’s insights and strategic acumen can drive sustainable growth and long-term success.


Lance has contributed to various sporting club committees, CPA Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).



“I am excited to join the Board of Blind Sports Australia and help contribute to the organisation’s mission of promoting inclusivity and empowerment through sport.”

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Michael Sheppard


Michael is experienced lawyer and former Australian representative in the sport of Goalball.

Michael is a lawyer, and was admitted to the Queensland Supreme Court in 2008, practiced in Workplace, Workcover, Medical negligence, Public Liability and historical abuse law. 


His main focus for the past five years has been in relation to historical abuse representing government and non-government institutions. Michael has lived experiences of blind sport at an elite level, as he represented Australia in the sport of Goalball for fourteen years as a member of the Men’s team (Aussie Storm).


“I joined BSA to give back to an organisation that supported my international Goalball aspirations. I also have a huge interest in all blind sports; not only because I love sport, but I also have witnessed first-hand the transformational impact that sport can have upon a person’s wellbeing, identity and confidence. By giving my time to BSA, I hope in some way to assist more blind people to engage in the world in a full and enjoyable way.”

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