Staff & Project Managers

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson, CEO

Rob has a long involvement with sport as a participant, volunteer coach and administrator. His professional roles commenced at the WACA in 1988 following 12 years employment in education.

After 15 years in various roles with the WACA (the last 6 as Cricket Manager), he joined a private community development consultancy in 2003 and focused on building communities in expanding metropolitan residential developments.

As an accredited coach, Rob had stints in coaching and administration in cricket and Australian football in both [+]

Cheryl Poustie

Cheryl Poustie, Administration Assistant

Cheryl has been with WASF since August 2007. Previously employed by Baseball WA as the State Registrar.

A baseball scorer with UWA Baseball Club and Carine Cats Ball Club (Baseball Division) and Life member Carine Cats Ball Club. Committee Member/Registrar Carine Cats Softball Division and softball scorer. Team Manager, Women’s Hockey Team with North Coast Raiders Hockey Club.

Passionate about crafts, particularly cross stitch. Loves to travel especially to Melbourne and overseas to Canada.

Helen Cunningham

Helen Cunningham, Project Manager

Helen has worked for WASF since March 2008. Helen manages both the Fair Safe Sport and Changing Attitudes to Alcohol Through Sport projects. 

Helen commenced her time with WASF in a dual role as both the Manager of Communications and the Harassment Free Sport and Active Recreation Initiative in partnership with DSR.  Helen was appointed the Manager of Fair Safe Sport in July 2012 and in July 2013 also commenced management of the Changing Attitudes to Alcohol Through Sport project. [+]

Rod Lillis

Rod Lillis,
Project Consultant

Rod Lillis has been the Project Consultant for the Financial Management Support Project since 2008. He has worked in financial and senior management roles in the not-for-profit and commercial sector for more than 25 years.

Rod’s career commenced as a trainee accountant in rural NSW before expanding into general management, including senior positions at the ABC. Rod transferred to Perth in 1997 to become the first CEO of the newly independent Western Australian Symphony Orchestra following its divestment from the ABC. [+]

Vinje House

Vinje House,
Project Officer

Vinje has been with WASF since May 2013, working on the Changing Attitudes to Alcohol through Sport and Fair Safe Sport projects.

Vinje’s career has spanned across sport, events, politics and government. Her experience includes 5 years as an advisor to the Premier of Queensland and communications roles with Brisbane’s bid for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She also spent 3 years in the UK in a marketing role with a consumer products company working with Premiership football clubs. [+]

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams,
Project Leader

Stuart is the Project Leader for the SportXchange Project. A longstanding involvement in the commercial aspects of motorsport resulted in a decade long sojourn to the UK for Stu Williams commencing in 2000.

As a Business Development Manager at a leading London sports marketing agency, he oversaw a portfolio of high profile teams, drivers, circuits and sponsors.

Following this, he held various commercial management roles within the British Superbike championship. [+]