SBA Board Profiles and Minutes

Phil McFarlane

SBA President

With over 20 years’ experience as a business strategy and capital investment specialist, Phil is the co-Founder & Executive Director of EAT Group, an agriculture & food processing investment management company. He joined the SBA Board in December 2019.

Natalie Hughes

SBA Treasurer

Natalie is an experienced board director and accomplished finance, strategy and marketing executive with strong commercial acumen developed over 25+ years. Natalie offers strength in asset yielding, business development, customer experience, brand, and digital marketing. Natalie lives in Mentone and has 2 sons who’ve played club basketball at SBA for the past 7 years.

Gerrik Gratz

SBA Vice President

Gerrik is a financial services executive with experience that spans strategy, leadership and transformation of businesses front to back. Gerrik is currently the Chief Operating Officer at JBWere. He is a passionate and lifelong resident of Bayside. Gerrik has 3 young kids active within the SBA basketball programs.

Jason Shugg

Jason is a marketing, digital and customer executive with extensive experience in customer-led strategy and building high-performing teams. Jason is the Chief Customer Officer of Luxury Escapes. With extensive experience in the US, UK and key Asia-Pacific markets, Jason has deep category experience in industries including tourism, sport, media and entertainment.

Michelle Scalzi

Michelle brings us a wealth of commercial experience along with her knowledge of the SBA as a parent. Michelle comes with experence in business and brand stratergy, marketing & communications and consumer insights and innovation.

Anne-Maree Nunan

SBA Secretary

Joining the Board in December 2019, Anne-Maree has extensive experience working in HR, change management, communication and talent management, in both consulting and operational HR management roles for over 20 years. She currently works in leadership recruitment across APAC.

Dean Cartwright

Dean is a CPA, holds an MBA and has extensive experience in process improvement and setting high governance standards for finance functions. He is Director of Finance at a law firm, leading a team across 6 locations around Australia. Dean has been involved with the SBA as a parent of 2 boys playing domestic and representative basketball for 8 years and joined the Board in 2017.