Our Management Team

PRESIDENT

Grant Rattenbury

President

grant@mlsc.com.au

Role: The role of the President is to preside over all activities of Mordialloc Life Saving Club, have a final responsibility for the integrity and development of the organisation and demonstrate leadership in representing the organisation at the highest level. In addition to manage the operation and future development of all Club activities to ensure that all functions are carried out to ultimately achieve the Club’s objectives.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I’ve been a member at Mordialloc since 2002, a Past President (of 10yrs) after starting my time as a Nipper Age Manager, then Junior Coordinator. Since handing over presidency, I have assisted with grants, club history and IRBs. I am a proud Life Governor of Mordialloc LSC and I look forward to returning to lead the club once again.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Geoff Gledhill

Director of Finance

Role: The role of the Director of Finance is to coordinate all functions associated with the Club’s finances and to assist in the development and monitoring of budgets. Provide timely and accurate reports to the executive on Club expenditure against budgets. Monitor and review were necessary the controls of all financial transactions.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I’ve been involved in life saving for around 30 years and find it one of the most rewarding ways to contribute to my local community. The number of people, both individuals and families, who feel that little bit better and confident about their time at the beach is in large part because they see people like me wearing red and yellow. Additionally, I have been fortunate enough to have competed over those years in surf boat rowing, it’s a sport that brings people together as you rely heavily on the other members of the crew to ensure you all get out and back safely, and hopefully quickly. Lifesaving is something families can do together, the activities may vary however a club like Mordialloc does so much to make it easy to include all the family, it’s one of our key values. Stay safe near the water and look forward to seeing you on the beach.

Sarah Webster

Director of Operations

Role: The role of the Director of Operations is the delegate President with regards to the operations of the Association with a focus upon the portfolios of Finance, Marketing, Facilities and Administration.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I joined the club in 2010 with my 2 children in nippers. I moved into a role on the committee as the membership secretary in 2012 and then into joint Junior Coordinator for 3 years. I currently oversee the merchandise, membership and Operations side to the club as well as enjoy participating in Masters and actively patrolling. I enjoy watching all our members competing at carnivals and achieving their goals.

Michael Barbarino

Director of Lifesaving Operations

Role: The Director of Lifesaving Operations is the delegate President with regards to the operations of the Association with a focus upon the portfolios of Life Saving, Competition, Training and Assessment and Youth Activities. The Director of Lifesaving Operations is required to hold, or have held a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I joined the club as a nipper in 1994, with the nickname ‘Bubba’ carrying over from junior footy. In 2001 I joined the committee and started taking over the roles of Chief Instructor and Club Captain, moving into the role of Lifesaving Operations in 2009 to oversee the development of Training & Assessment, and Rescue Services. I am passionate about the development of young lifesavers and future leaders. 

CLUB/LS HISTORY:I joined the club in 2010 with my 2 children in nippers. I moved into a role on the committee as the membership secretary in 2012 and then into joint Junior Coordinator for 3 years. I currently oversee the merchandise, membership and Operations side to the club as well as enjoy participating in Masters and actively patrolling. I enjoy watching all our members competing at carnivals and achieving their goals.

Jonathan Holt

Director of Sport & Development

Role: The Director of Sport & Development is the delegate President with regards to the operations of the Association with a focus upon the portfolios of Life Saving, Competition and Youth Activities. The Director of Lifesaving Sport & Development is required to hold, or have held a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: Current club head coach who has been in the role for the past 4 years. Jono joined the club way back in 2010 with his Family. From there Jono aged managed the kids for many years while also taking on the Director of youth and development role, managing the nipper program at the club. Jono also actively participates in our masters programs and loves supporting the kids development at the club. Jono now is part of the aquatic sport executive team with LSV where he is in the role as LSV Development Coordinator.

CLUB CAPTAIN

James Evans

Club Captain

Role: The role of the Club Captain is to provide a focal point, reporting to the executive board, for all active members and fulfill a leadership role across the operational areas of the Club specifically Rescue Services, Competition, Development Services and Youth Activities. The Club Captain is required to hold a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

CLUB/LS HISTORY:I have been a member at the Mordialloc LSC club for 31 years and i am currently the Club Captain. I love patrolling the beach and coaching the competitors at the club. I coach the Mordialloc LSC Pool Life Saving team, the Life Saving Victoria team and the RLSSA Australian team. I love our club, as it is a great place to be at, be a part of with great people, keeping us fit and healthy, whilst providing a great community service and keeping us fit. It also teaches us great life skills that can not only help us with everyday life, but also save someone’s life.

ORDINARY DIRECTORS

Kelly Scurrah

SPONSORSHIP/GRANTS

Role: The role of the Director of Sponsorship/Grants is to search for and apply for relevant grants for MLSC, and co-ordinate all functions in the provision of the Marketing and promotion of the Club to ensure that: i. Sponsorship of the club is achieved and maintained to the standards required. ii. The desired image is portrayed to the Club’s supporters, members, sponsors and Government. The Club’s image is raised to the extent of acceptance with our sponsors and within the local community and consideration by the community that Mordialloc is the premier club in Victoria and Australia.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: Our family moved to Mordialloc in 2016, and we wanted our 2 sons to continue the nipper journey that they had started on the Gold Coast. After looking at all the local clubs, we settled in at Mordialloc as we liked the vibe and feeling of inclusivity that the club offered. My boys are now in the u/19 and Youth age groups and my husband is now a boatie at the club! I have been an Age Manager, a Water Safety official during Sunday Nippers, a competition official and the Director of Sponsorship & Grants throughout my time at MLSC. Last season, I gained my Bronze Medallion, and love patrolling and giving back to our community.

Matthew Phillips

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES

Role: The role of the Director of Facilities is to coordinate all functions related to the efficient and profitable management of Club facilities to ensure that: (i) All Club facilities are utilised to the maximum capability. (ii) Club facilities are properly maintained to a standard that conveys a level of professionalism to the Club, its members and the public that is above the standard for Life Saving Clubs in Victoria. Manage the Club facilities to ensure that budgeted expense and profit expectations are achieved.

CLUB/LS HISTORY:I joined the club when my 2 kids started nippers, following them around the beach I decided to become an Age manager after a few years. Many years of Age managing, during that time my kids other sporting roles took priority, but I enjoyed being the kids & their families decided to continue. When the new club was built, I was asked to take on the role of looking after the facility being my background in construction industry. I’ve been on the committee for over 5 years & enjoy the team around me & what Mordi is about. Currently I’m in the surf boat crew, especially Team Floating Eskies, all the crew are fantastic and socially on & off the beach is fantastic.

Liam Smith

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & ASSESSMENT

Role: The role of the Director of Member Development is to coordinate all functions in the provision of Development Services to ensure that: (i) All members have the opportunity to develop skills relevant to the operation and management of a lifesaving club. (ii) Preparation of programs to assist the Directors of Life Saving, Leadership and Development and Competition in the achievement of objectives. Develop and program a plan to achieve a sustained growth in awards achieved each season. The Director of Member Development is required to hold, or have held a SLSA Bronze Medallion and preferably a current Cert IV in Training & Assessment

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I’ve been in lifesaving since the age of 6. Through the nipper program I found a love for everything lifesaving, shortly climbing the ranks of training and assessment to become the director of training and assessment for MLSC

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Ben Erwin

DIRECTOR OF RESCUE SERVICES

Role: The role of the Director of Rescue Services is to coordinate all functions in the provision of the Rescue Services to ensure that: (i) Designated areas are patrolled by at least the minimum number of approved qualified members within the agreed times. (ii) Patrol inspections will result in the Club being in the top 10 clubs of the State. The Director of Rescue Services is required to hold a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

Martin Barrow

DIRECTOR OF SURF SPORTS

Role: The role of the Director of Surf Sport is to coordinate all functions in the provision of Club Competition to ensure that: (i) Competition is promoted and encouraged within the Club membership, for all club members The Director of Surf Sport is required to hold, or have held a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

CLUB/LS HISTORY: I have 30+ years experience in track and field athletics both as a competitor and coach. Life Saving is relatively new to me but as a keen surfer I have been able to combine my love of the ocean together with my love of running. Mordialloc is a fantastic family friendly club that caters to all abilities and has some of the greatest people you would ever want to meet.

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Conrad Pearson

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Role: The role of the Director of Youth Development is to overseeing youth (6-19 years) leadership and development activities. The Director of Youth Development is required to hold, or have held a SLSA Bronze Medallion.

MLSC SUPPORT STAFF

Penny Rountree

Administration

Role: To assist in the day-to-day operations of our club, supporting new and current members with their enquiries and communicating with the MLSC Board Members.

Kelly Scurrah

Functions & Events Manager

Role: To manage venue hire, functions, and events in our upstairs function space, helping clients find an event package to suit their occasion.

Kristylee Clark-Steains

Bar Operations Manager

Role: To manage the bar and staff for both club events, and collaborating with our functions & events team for private functions.