Board Members & Committees

Cairns Hockey Governance

Cairns Hockey aims to be Australia’s best hockey region. Our volunteer Board Members and Committee members, the direction, plans and programs Cairns Hockey is taking, as well as the history of where we came from and the strategic planning to direct us into the future.

Cairns Hockey Board

The Cairns Hockey Board comprises five members and has a history of being one of the best gender balanced boards throughout its history, with currently three women and two men making up the members. Amongst the specialist skill sets on the board are people with experience in finance, medicine, human resources, small business and management.

John Watts


Cheryl Overlack

Director of Finance

Cassandra Baker

Board Member

Gary Smith

Board Member

Michele Annison

Board Member

Roles within a Management Committee

The most important roles within a local hockey club are linked to the leaders in the management committee.


CHA Advisory Group Terms of Reference - Accepted Jan 2023

Facility Management Advisory Group

Competitive hockey players on field at night

Games Services Advisory Group - GSAP

Junior Programs Advisory Group

Pathways Advisory Group



Want to get involved?

There are a substantial number of roles to be filled within a Hockey Club or Association. The majority of these roles are done on a voluntary basis by committed and passionate people who are proud to be involved in the sport of hockey at all levels.