Baseball Victoria Board of Directors

Myles Foreman

Myles Foreman

President

Appointed to the board in September 2013, Myles was elected to the role of President in February 2015, bringing his corporate strategic and governance experience to the organisation. 

Myles has over 25 years' experience in senior executive roles in the hospitality, entertainment and sport industries.  For the past ten years' Myles has held chief executive roles within the thoroughbred racing industry. Myles worked at Ticketmaster for more than 10 years in a range of positions including Head of Markets & Development, General Manager - ticketmaster.com.au, Operations Manager and Chief Information Officer.

A rower and rowing coach in his youth, Myles become involved in the sport of baseball through his kids, becoming a junior coordinator and club vice president before resigning to join the Baseball Victoria Board.

James Van Beek

James Van Beek

Vice President & Finance

From his appointment in September 2014, James assumed responsibility for the portfolio of Director of Finance, bringing with him more than 12 years of success in financial management and elevating operational efficiency in high level professional sporting organisations.

James' experience encompasses strategic planning and operational implementation within two AFL clubs as well as the racing and wagering industry.

Joanna O'Connor

Joanna O'Connor

Inclusion

Joanna O'Connor has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing specialising in retail, media and entertainment markets.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Auckland and post graduate in Commercial Law.

Grant Weir

Grant Weir

Game Development and High Performance

Grant's experience is vast, both within the sport of baseball and externally. Playing baseball for most of his life, he's been a part of teams in the Under 19's USA Tours, the Australian Baseball League and the 1988 Olympics.

As a coach, Grant has worked with the Australian Under 17's and Claxton Shield teams as a pitching coach as well as heading the Victorian and Australian Women's programs in their early years.

Grant currently lectures at Victoria University. He has worked previously for the Victorian Baseball Association and held multiple positions in the sports industry sector for other State and National organisations.

Margie Ardono

Margie Ardono

Events

Margie brings a wealth of experience to the Board, including over 20 years of success in the areas of administration, events, community development and marketing. She is a graduate of Victoria University and the University of Indonesia; Jakarta. Margie currently serves as the Company Director of an Australian Consumer products business that distributes both locally and internationally.

As the mother of two sons who are proud baseball athletes, Margie has been involved in the baseball world for many years. Margie is excited and enthusiastic about this opportunity to combine her love for the sport with her professional expertise.

She thrives to be a changemaker and values inclusion and diversity, two areas in which she will work closely on behalf of Baseball Victoria.

Meghan Mayman

Meghan Mayman

Director

Meghan joins the Board with more than a decade of experience in various sports management roles. As a driven and dedicated professional with proven results in operations, stakeholder relations and project management, she makes a terrific addition to our organisation.

Meghan obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sport Coaching and Administration from Deakin University, followed by a Master of Business in Sport Management. As part of her Master's Program, she was elected to participate in the San Diego Sports Consulting Project in July 2015, during which she delivered a report and presentation to MLB team San Diego Padres on leveraging the 2016 All-Star Event to maintain current partnership and attract new sponsors.

After working as Operation and HR Manager for Bowls Australia from 2007-2015, Meghan spent the past four years as the General Manager of Vicsport, the peak body for sport and active recreation in Victoria.

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Sam Taylor

Member Services

Appointed in February 2020, Sam is the current CEO of InteractSport and has worked in the digital sports industry for over 15 years, specialising in the development of electronic scoring and live streaming applications. 

Sam is a cricketer by trade having played over 250 matches for Richmond where he is a life member, premiership player and former club captain. In between cricket seasons Sam has also played seven seasons of winter league baseball.  He is also a passionate Cubs fan having followed them since childhood, long before they won the World Series.

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