The Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) Committee regularly reviews the corporate governance framework to ensure continued best practice. The committee endeavours to add value to the organisation by bringing to the meetings their broad range of skills and experience. SESF has its own independent Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and as such, all donations are tax deductible.


To become the premier sporting charity for emerging Australian athletes, by growing our fundraising reach.
Former principal of Koonung Secondary College, current president of the Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation Victoria branch and Life member of School Sport Victoria.
Nick has extensive experience in both teaching and sport. As the founder of the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund Nick has enabled over 140 students to engage in SSV state teams who might otherwise not have been able to. He has been a passionate advocate for school sport for many years.

Andrew is the Founder and Group Managing Director of the Didasko Group. Didasko works with Australia’s leading Universities and post secondary education providers to supply digital content, systems and academic services to more than 30,000 students across Australia each day.

Andrew is also actively involved in Australian high performance swimming and for more than 12 years was Chair of Melbourne Vicentre – the high performance swimming club based at MSAC.

Andrew sits on a number of sports, academic and corporate Boards where he brings more than 30 years of operational and governance experience.

Bridget brings her experience as Marketing Manager at Medibank to the committee as well as skills developed whilst, working in the sporting environment.
Wally has a Bachelor of Arts in Design and as Managing & Creative Director of Involve Group has 30 years of business consulting experience, delivering design and advertising services to sport, aquatics, education and business service sectors. Wally is passionate about supporting young Australians reach their sporting potential.
Steven completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Swinburne and is a member of CPA Australia. He completed a Masters in Business (Sports Management) at Deakin University in 2015. Steven has over 16 years’ experience working in finance at BHP/BlueScope Steel and started his own CPA Public Practice in 2011 that provides a variety of business services to corporations, small business and sporting organisations – Jadestone Business Services / Sports Accounting Australia. Steven has worked at Netball Victoria in various executive roles since 2014 and his current position is Chief Operating Officer.
Warwick’s current role as National Manager Australian Olympic Team Appeal for the Australian Olympic Committee, combined with 20 years’ experience in sports administration with a number of organisations ranging from grassroots to elite performance pathways enables him to bring a wealth of knowledge to the SESF, specifically in the area of raising funds.
Nathan Burke, former St Kilda Football AFL Player, not only understands the sporting world, he now has three daughters who have been through the School Sport Victoria pathway and represented Team Vic at School Sport Australia Championships.
Lauren Streifer has extensive leadership, strategy and stakeholder engagement experience. She is the Founder & CEO of Streifer&Co – A global CEO advisory firm. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Roads Australia – the peak body of Australian infrastructure companies and state governments and the co-founder of the Australian office of Nova Global – which pairs top industry talent with the world's premier brands (Google, H&M, Coca Cola, etc). She was also a Project Manager for the Australian office of APEC (Asía Pacific Economic Cooperation) – managing diplomatic projects from 21 economies. She also worked at the Mayor’s Office of New Orleans, the Australian Consulate in New York, the New York office of NIDA and on the committee for United Nations Women. Lauren is also a passionate public speaker and children’s book writer. She is also obsessed with Spain.


The SESF was founded in 2012. We have strong governance in place across all areas of the charity:

  • The SESF is a Registered Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status. Our programs are Tax Deductible. We welcome your support.
  • We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • ABN: 27 226 736 755
  • The SESF is an incorporated association, registered with Consumer affairs Victoria. Click here for our certificate
  • To view our model rules, click here
  • The SESF is independently audited annually through Stannards Accountants and Advisors
  • To view our committee members click here
  • All committee members have current working with children’s checks
  • To view our policies click here
  • To view our annual impact statement click here
  • To view our Child safe and mentoring agreement, click here
  • Notice of 2021 AGM here