Board & Commissions

The Board is the governing body of Basketball Victoria. The Board derives its authority from the process of election to the Board by Members of the BV and appointment to the Board by directors as provided for in the BV Constitution.

The Board’s primary roles are:

  1. To set the strategic objectives of the organisation,
  2. To approve the annual budget for the organisation,
  3. To determine the risk appetite of the organisation and ensure appropriate risk management strategies are in place, and
  4. To ensure the organisation is meeting its legislative and regulatory obligations, including the Mandatory Governance Principles as set by the Australian Sports Commission.

You can contact Basketball Victoria president Mike Bainbridge via email –



John Gdanski
BV Appointed Director

Kylie Bishop
Elected Member

Tracey Browning
Elected Member

Michelle Bruggeman
Elected Member

Becky Hyde

Becky Hyde
Elected Member

katie rowe

Katie Rowe
BV Appointed Director

Brett Rolfe
Elected Member

Mike Bainbridge

Mike Bainbridge




By nature I am able to build an excellent rapport with team-mates, colleagues, candidates and clients alike.  I am highly organised and particularly enjoy meeting the challenges involved in co-ordinating and executing projects.  A strong communicator with a flair for building strong working relationships I am always willing to learn, am hard working, motivated and enjoy variety and responsibility along with the ability to problem solve and negotiate effectively in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Now retired, I enjoy positions that give me personal satisfaction and allow me to be a part of a successful result for the end user.



Kylie is a registered Psychologist and was appointed to the role of Group Executive, People & Culture at Medibank, an ASX50 publicly listed company, in 2013. She is responsible for leading the key people functions across the business including employee experience, capability & talent, culture, performance & reward, shared services, workplace relations, health, safety & wellbeing, community and ESG.

Kylie was also responsible for overseeing the consolidation of six premises in Melbourne into one purpose-built headquarters, as well as the new physical environment for their Sydney premises.  She continues to lead the business in its cultural transformation, which has been externally recognised with numerous awards.

Prior to joining Medibank in 2010, Kylie held a number of senior positions with National Australia Bank (NAB) including General Manager, Organisational Capability and Head of Leadership & Talent.

Kylie began her career in human resources consulting, specialising in organisational psychology. Kylie holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from Monash University, an Honours degree in Psychology from Federation University and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Psychophysiology at Swinburne University.

Kylie was previously a Director with Rugby Victoria and is passionate about the positive role sport can play in society.


John brings an impressive 30 years of broad legal experience, where he has practised on many high profile commercial and commercial litigation matters. He is still a current practising partner of a large boutique city practice SLF Lawyers. He has strong links to the AFL being on the Board of St. Kilda FC for 13 years and is a Life Member. He has broad experience in the  hospitality industries, as well as organisations such as ‘Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision’ where he was Legal Director.. He has served on the board or committee of many private companies, and National not-for-profit organisations.

John has provided strategic advice on a wide range of legal matters specifically: Commercial/Corporate Law, Property matters, multinational public law, partnership and joint venture matters and corporate reconstructions and banking and finance matters through his work with clients across the private, public and not for profit sectors (property, finance, hospitality, sport and charity). He has developed and maintained significant contacts in these industries that can be leveraged at board level.

He brings Basketball Victoria a level headed independent view which experience he draws from him AFL experience.


I have been involved in this great sport for more than 40 years in many different capacities, I believe with my knowledge of the sport and dedication not just in playing/coaching but also in its administration shows that I encompass the whole of the sport. I would hope with my involvement in all these areas of the sport and my employment history also showing I work at a high capacity and have sound management skills would bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and commitment to Basketball Victoria.




Basketball Victoria Country (BVC) Commission

BVC Elected Commissioners

Bill Jeffs (Chair)

Tony Long

Rhonda Cleveland

Peter Lemke

Katrina Maxwell

BV Board Appointed Commissioners

Brett Rolfe

Tracey Connors


Junior Representative Commission

Ian Leckie (Chair)

Michael Barrow (Finance and Audit)

Kim Round

Ed Holman

David Hickman

Kristen Vidovich

Zoe Fagan

David Skelton (BV Appointed)


Senior Representative Commission

Elected Members

Tim Mottin – Chair

Adrian Zeminuk

Brett Rolfe

David Hughes

Elias Palioyiannis

Mick Spruhan

Nathan Sewell

Dan Kirtley


BV Appointed Members

Dan Kirtley

Debra Millist


Technical Officials Commission

Elected Members
Rod Bush (Chair)
Helen Pawsey
Steve Chadd
Rouhi Maher
Kellie Knight
BV Appointed Members
Ray Hunt
Greg Liebelt