Committee

MBA EXECUTIVE

President – Leigh Bull
Leigh has been involved in the McKinnon Basketball Association and the Saints Basketball Club for over 10 years. My son has played representative and domestic basketball over that time period. I have been involved in basketball coaching, training and various Committees of Clubs. I have been a member of the McKinnon Executive Committee since 2012.

I am a Chartered Accountant and work for a publicly listed financial services company Link Administration Holdings Limited.

Vice President – Anita Ledger

Anita has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association for three years as a Coach in domestic competition and as Team Manager in the MBA representative competition. She has two children who both play for Bentleigh Lakers and MBA Representative teams. Anita has been on the Executive Committee since October 2015 where she brings value to our Marketing, Communication & Sponsorship projects. Outside the MBA Anita is Marketing Manager at Melbourne Sports Hub, a collection of world-class sports and recreational facilities including Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), State Netball & Hockey Centre (SNHC), Lakeside Stadium and MSAC Institute of Training (MIT).

Treasurer – James Cody
James has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association for nine years.  He has three children who play/have played for Moorabbin Magic, they have all also played representative basketball for McKinnon in the VJBL competition.  Additionally, they have all coached at one time or another and the older two both referee.  James joined the Executive Committee in 2008 as Treasurer and has occupied that position since then.  Outside the MBA, James is the Chief Financial Officer of Funtastic Limited, an ASX listed distribution business.

Secretary – Carolyn Geer
Carolyn has been the Secretary of the MBA for the past 2 years, recently renominating. Prior to that she was involved in various roles (e.g. Sharks Secretary, Sharks Treasurer, Sharks Coordinator, Sabres Grading Secretary) for 10 years at Sandringham. Her family have been involved in basketball on many levels for the past 15 years. Currently her youngest son plays for the MBA Youth League Mens team and coaches one of our boys VJBL teams, while her oldest son works in the MBA office and coaches 2 of our girls VJBL teams. Carolyn can also be seen around the stadiums working as a Venue Manager. She is level 2 First Aid trained and has completed 5-day OHS training. Outside Basketball she is currently working at Glen Eira College.Assistant Secretary

Ordinary Members
Matthew Ross
Matthew has been with McKinnon Basketball for the past since 2010. He has been a coach, team manager and parent for both representative and domestic teams for his two children over this period. Matthew’s daughter is a member of the YLW squad and he coached his son in the U18 McKinnon representative program last year. Matthew has been involved in junior basketball at various clubs since 2007 and is excited to join the McKinnon executive team this year as participation growth and new court planning commences. Outside of basketball Matthew is the CFO for ALKO International Pty Ltd and has worked in Manufacturing Finance roles for the past 20 years in Australia, USA and Europe.

Simon Meyers
Simon has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association for seven years.  He has one children Kane, who plays for Moorabbin Magic. Kane also plays representative basketball for McKinnon in the VJBL competition and is presently a member of the U20s team.  Simon and Kane  have  coached at one time or another and were managers of the Big V Men’s team in 2012 and 2013 seasons . Simon joined the Executive Committee last year  as an ordinary member  and has occupied that position since then.  Outside the MBA, Simon works in the entertainment industry producing and promoting music events through is company Room 8 Productions.

Jennifer Tancheff
Jennifer has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association since 2001.  She has three children who play/have played for Saints, they have all also played representative basketball for McKinnon in the VJBL competition.  Additionally, they have all coached at one time or another. Jennifer joined the Executive Committee in 2014 as an ordinary member and has occupied that position since then.  Outside the MBA, Jennifer teaches Physical Education at a primary school.

Dianne Naffine
Dianne has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association for 6 years and on the Executive Committee since 2015. During this time, she has been the Bentleigh Lakers Girls Age group Co-ordinator for u9’s and u11’s, Domestic Coach, Assistant Representative Coach and Team Manager. Dianne also spent 3 years on the Bentleigh Lakers Executive committee as the Public Relations Officer. Her 2 daughters, Abbey and Millie both play Representative Basketball for McKinnon Association and domestic basketball for Bentleigh Lakers. Outside of the MBA, Dianne works as a Showroom and Design consultant.

Danita Tucker
Danita has been involved with the McKinnon Basketball Association and the Ormond Jets Basketball Club for four years. She has two daughters who both play basketball for the Jets and one who is part of the Cougars rep program. Danita has been, and continues to be, the Jets age coordinators for girls born 2004/05/06. She has been on the McKinnon Executive Committee since 2017. Away from basketball, Danita is a secondary and tertiary educator currently teaching into the urban planning program at Melbourne University.

Fran Harms