Surfing NSW Board

John O'Neill


  • Managing Director – Komosion
  • Former Exec Director/Head of Tourism NSW
  • Ticketing Communications Manger – Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
  • Non-executive Director at Adopt Change 

Harry Hodge

Deputy Chairman

  • Founder and Chairman – Emeritus and Quiksilver Europe

Mark Windon OAM

Executive Director

  • Former Surfing NSW CEO and Surfing NSW Life Member
  • Former Director Surfing Southern Beaches and Life Member
  • Founder of Southend Boardriders at Maroubra and Life Member
  • Advisory Board – NSW Water Safety Council 

Lyndel Gray

  • CEO at Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW 
  • Advisory Board Member – Tourism Advisory Council
  • Former Board Member – Tourism NT
  • Former Executive Director of Tourism – Destination NSW
  • Former Executive Director and General Manager – Tourism NSW

Felicity Conlan

  • Non Executive Director and Chair Audit & Risk Committee
  • Former Chief Financial Officer – Adslot Limited
  • Former General Manager Finance – Network Ten Limited
  • Former Finance Director at Beattie McGuinnes Bungay (UK)
  • Former Finance Director at M&C Saatchi

Ben Rolleston

  • Current Country Manager – Audible Australia
  • Former Head of Alexa Skills and Partnerships – ANZ
  • Former Vice President, Commercial and Content Distribution – Viacom International

Francis Coady

  • Chief Marketing & Content Executive – Havas Media Australia
  • Former General Manager l Content Partnerships – Merchantwise 
  • Former Company Director – The Coady Group 
  • Former Festival Director – Annual Bondi Short Film Festival

David Gyngell


  • Managing Director – Gyngell Media
  • Former CEO of the Nine Network Australia
  • Former Surfing NSW Chairman
  • Surfing NSW Life Member

Mike Baird


  • Former NSW Treasurer
  • Former NSW Premier
  • Former Chief Customer Officer – National Australia Bank
  • Current CEO – HammondCare