Office Bearers


Craig Carracher (LLB, Syd, University Medal; BCL, Oxon, 1st Class Hons)

Craig re-joined the Board of Volleyball Australia in 2011 as Vice President and was appointed President in July 2013. From 1996 leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Craig was a director and CEO of Volleyball Australia on sabbatical from his law career. Craig is currently President of Oceania Volleyball, Executive Vice President of Asian Volleyball Confederation, the Chair of the AVC Asian Beach Volleyball Committee and a member of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Council. In 2015 Craig was nominated and subsequently elected to the Board of the Australian Olympic Committee and also serves on the board of the Australian Olympic Foundation. Craig is a founder and owner of Scape Student Living, is on the Board of Sunland Group Limited (ASX:SDG) and previously pursued an investment and legal career working in Asia as managing partner of a leading Australian law firm and the Australian Packer family’s private investment group, Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) and its various investments. Craig has studied and worked in the US, Scandinavia, the UK and in north and south-eastern Asia and has concentrated his investment and business interests across the Asian markets. 



Vice President:
Anita Palm

Anita has extensive experience of multi-sport events through involvement at both event, planning and bidding stages of previous Olympics in Beijing and Sydney and the bid stages of London and Rio. This consultative work has included work on both the Olympics and Paralympics and has been crucial to the department planning, especially in the areas of sport from scheduling, through to entries, sport production, organisational integration and results. She is herself an Olympian. Anita is currently Head of Sport – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.


Vice President:
Malcolm H Borgeaud B Com (with Distinction) FCPA MAICD

Malcolm has over a decade of experience in middle and senior management roles with an international sales and marketing company and twenty years experience in public accounting practice, with 14 as a principal. He brings to the Board a wealth of not-for-profit-governance and financial experience having been involved either at Board level, in tax and accounting advisory or audit roles for numerous not-for-profits, including charities and sporting bodies. He has served as Chairman on State and National Committees for CPA Australia and currently serves on their Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence providing CPA Australia and its 180,000 members with advice and direction on current environmental, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance issues. He also currently serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations. Malcolm loves Volleyball, having played in the U20’s for Australia in the Pac Rim Tournament in 1978. 

Grant Hyde

Grant is a senior partner in the clients and industries group in Deloitte and in this role he oversees a number of the major accounts of the firm. He has worked for over 30 years in Australia and the UK and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings. Grant has previously been on the board of Caulfield South Primary School in Victoria for 10 years and also President of the basketball committee at Caulfield Grammar for 5 years. Prior to joining the VA Board he was on the Board of Volleyball Victoria. Grant joined the VA board in November 2018.



Kerri Pottharst

Kerri Pottharst is one of Australia’s most well known and well-loved athletes – a triple Olympian with two Olympic medals. Kerri wore the Green and Gold for Australia for an incredible 22 years! She competed with the Indoor National Team for 10 years and then on the World Tour of Beach Volleyball until her retirement in 2005. She is one of our sports most decorated players.  She has been inducted into the the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, been awarded Team of the Decade by the FIVB and is also a member of the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.  Kerri has written a book about her journey in Volleyball – The Business of Being an Athlete – and uses this to help athletes all over the world.  Since retiring, Kerri now divides her time between coaching and mentoring elite-level athletes, inspiring people from all walks of life to achieve excellence through her keynote presentations and motivational workshops and also gives her time freely to support many different charities each year.  Kerri is passionate about Health and Wellness and believes that sport is an essential ingredient in the lives of healthy kids and adults.



Kim Bradey



Andrew Scotford

Andrew has spent the past 20 years in various roles in sport including over 7 years as the General Manager of Volleyball Australia from 2000 to 2007. This period has seen him in leadership roles and national, state and local across a variety of sports including Cricket, AFL and Basketball. He also has a passion about sports officiating and continues to both officiate and coach others in numerous sports including Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. Outside of his sports interest he currently works as a Student Support Manager with the Canberra Institute of Technology Student Association and is also a board member of the Tertiary Access Group, a cooperative buying group in the tertiary education sector.


Jiang Ying

Ying was a member of the Chinese women’s team that won gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and then won bronze four years later in Seoul. She was also a member of the 1982 and 1986 Chinese World Championship teams, and the team which won the 1985 World Cup. Ying has been living in Adelaide in recent years, and Volleyball Australia President Craig Carracher said it was a major boost for volleyball to have someone with Ying’s experience and knowledge to help guide the sport into the future.



Secretary (ex oficio):
Andrew Dee - VA Chief Executive Officer

Andrew commenced in the role of CEO in January 2018 with over 30 years of executive level leadership and performance management experience in the sports industry. Andrew was CEO of Rowing Australia Ltd. for over a decade and has held senior management positions at the Australian Institute of Sport and completed complex high-performance reviews for Cricket Australia and the Australian Rugby League as an independent consultant. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, Andrew has completed international executive management programs at the London Business School and INSEAD. Andrew is currently President of the ACT Olympic Council and Executive Chairman/co-founder of DCON Partners, a company specialising in intelligence and investigation operations.