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Committee Members

Busselton Jetty Swim Committee

Profiles of the members of Busselton Allsports Inc.

Kat Rafferty
Kat Rafferty/ President /
Kat Rafferty/ President /

Kat lives in West Busselton and as an Accountant was a natural fit for taking on the Treasurers role three years ago. Kat sits on both the Busselton Jetty Swim committee and Busselton Allsports Inc. Executive Committee. Kat spends her spare time participating in Triathlons, travelling, camping, mountain biking, spending training and social . . . .

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Simon Mansfield
Simon Mansfield/ Executive Committee - Chairperson /
Simon Mansfield/ Executive Committee - Chairperson /

Simon and his family live in Busselton and love the lifestyle the South West offers. His days are busy as Associate Principal of Vasse Primary School and Sinch’s PA however on his weekends, Simon enjoys mountain biking racing and leisure, art, the development of and helping others with personal wellbeing and being proactively well . . . .

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Sue Barrett
Sue Barrett/ Committee Member - Volunteers /
Sue Barrett/ Committee Member - Volunteers /

Sue lives in Busselton and is a Funeral Consultant with William Barrett & Sons. Sue enjoys swimming, golf, walking, holidaying and volunteering in the aged care sector. Sue joined the committee in 2017 and during her tenure she has shadowed Leanne Ford to learn the ropes of being the Volunteer Coordinator and will take on the role for the 2020 . . . .

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Stan Wood
Stan Wood/ Committee Member - Juniors /
Stan Wood/ Committee Member - Juniors /

Stan previously employed as a General Manager for a multi –national industrial packaging company located in Fremantle, joined the Busselton Jetty Swim committee in 2018 after retiring and making a sea change from Perth. Stan now resides in Geographe and enjoys his retirement participating in running, swimming, bike riding, golf and . . . . .

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Wayne Jolley
Wayne Jolley/ Committee Member /
Wayne Jolley/ Committee Member /

Wayne joined the Busselton Jetty Swim in 2020. A local resident living in Abbey, Wayne is very familiar with the event having swum on 6 occasions (Solo x 1, two person team x 1 and four person team x 4). Wayne worked for around 30 years with the WA Department of Health in the Environmental Health field . . .

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Brian Rabaud
Brian Rabaud/ Vice President /
Brian Rabaud/ Vice President /

Brian from West Busselton has been a committee member of Busselton Allsports Inc. for two years but actively involved with the Busselton Jetty Swim for many years. As a Crane Rigging Supervisor working at the Gorgon Gas Plant on Barrow Island, he is able to contribute his knowledge of risk and logistics to the event. . . .

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Sinan Kerimofski
Sinan Kerimofski/ Committee Member - Co-ordinator /
Sinan Kerimofski/ Committee Member - Co-ordinator /

Sinan or Sinch to many who know him is from Busselton and is the Principal at Vasse Primary School. Sinch enjoys fishing and all sports and first joined the Busselton Allsports Inc. committee 16 years ago and has been heavily involved ever since. He joined the event committee to support a community event, for the friendship and company . . . .

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Lyndon Miles
Lyndon Miles/ Committee Member - Merchandise /
Lyndon Miles/ Committee Member - Merchandise /

Lyndon from West Busselton, a Building Maintenance Contractor, joined the Busselton Jetty Swim committee in 2014 ~ the year of Space Invaders. He is passionate about Busselton and serves his community in many capacities ~ as Councillor of the City of Busselton; sits on the Board of the local high school and actively involved with . . . .

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Simon Bird
Simon Bird/ Committee Member - Event Setup /
Simon Bird/ Committee Member - Event Setup /

Simon is a resident of Busselton and joined the committee in 2018. He is a self-employed business owner of The Caravan Doctor and also an Electrical Contractor. Simon brings all of his business acumen and trade skills to the committee during the planning stages and is a huge asset on the event weekend assisting greatly with the setup . . . .

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Judy Davy
Judy Davy/ Committee Member /
Judy Davy/ Committee Member /

Local resident Judy Davy has lived in Busselton for 23 years and of recent, volunteered at Busselton Jetty Swim in 2019 and 2020. Her experience with the event was so enjoyable, it led her to be involved in the committee. Judy loved the energy and organization and found the weekend a lot of fun. After a 35 year career as a nurse and mid wife . . .

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Trish Vickery
Trish Vickery/ Executive Committee - Treasurer /
Trish Vickery/ Executive Committee - Treasurer /

Trish joined the Busselton Jetty Swim committee in 2019 to assist Kat Rafferty with the Treasurer’s role initially and then took on the role in 2020 when Kat became President. Her background is in accounting with a career of small business ownership, bookkeeping, bank officer and school registrar.Trish lives in West Busselton and is a third generation Busselton local . . .

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Ross Brommell
Ross Brommell/ Committee Member - MC /
Ross Brommell/ Committee Member - MC /

Ross lives in Busselton with his wife Pat who is also a keen Busselton Jetty Swim volunteer. He paddled a kayak as a volunteer safety person as part of the 1998 Jetty Swim, and from 1999 onwards became involved on the organisational side. He likes to describe himself as a keen land-based open water swimmer! He has never swum around the Jetty, but. . . .

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Clare Anderson
Clare Anderson/ Committee Member - Admin & Teams /
Clare Anderson/ Committee Member - Admin & Teams /

Clare resides in Dunsborough and is working Front reception at a local holiday resort. She spends her spare time travelling and enjoying live music ~ especially live which the South West has an abundance of. Clare also recently started running and is enjoying it immensely. Clare joined the event in 2018 to assist in her Tourism and Events . . . .

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Graeme Jones
Graeme Jones/ Committee Member /
Graeme Jones/ Committee Member /

Graeme has been a Busselton resident since 1992 and joined the Jetty Swim committee in 2020. He retired from employment at the City of Busselton in 2017 after having worked there for 28 years. He now enjoys his time participating in running, mountain bike riding, gymnasium, fishing and spending time with family . . .

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Brendan McNally
Brendan McNally/ Committee Member /
Brendan McNally/ Committee Member /

New recruit to the committee, Brendan McNally is no stranger to Jetty Swim having participated seven times in the solo swim.  His first swim was in 1998 where a much younger Brendan was first across the line.  Brendan currently is the City of Busselton Senior Sport & Recreation Project Officer bring him back home to WA (and Busselton) . . .

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Rhonda Stubbs
Rhonda Stubbs/ Executive Committee - Secretary /
Rhonda Stubbs/ Executive Committee - Secretary /

Rhonda joined the committee in June 2004 as Secretary. Prior to 2004 Rhonda was a volunteer on the registration & checkin desk for event days. The invitation to join the committee was extended by Max and Jenny Higgins to ‘put some structure’ into their committee meetings! Not sure that worked but Rhonda is still around . . . .

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Wendy Paine
Wendy Paine/ Committee Member - Website /
Wendy Paine/ Committee Member - Website /

Wendy is an integral member of the committee and as a working director of Planet Graphics, Wendy uses her skills and experience as a Graphic Artist to raise the profile of the event. Wendy and her husband Roger have been involved with Busselton Allsports since about 2002, having created the web & online resources including the event website . . . .

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Jordan Palk
Jordan Palk/ Committee Member - Swim to Shore /
Jordan Palk/ Committee Member - Swim to Shore /

Jordan joined the committee in 2018 after taking part in a community based event that he had previously taken part in, having swum the Jetty Swim twice. Living in Kealy and working as a General Manager of a holiday resort, Jordan assists the committee with the management of the social media campaign. Jordan was also an . . . .

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Rhys Passmore
Rhys Passmore/ Committee Member /
Rhys Passmore/ Committee Member /

Rhys, along with his wife Gemma run their own business “Supper Road” which is a catering business specializing in events, weddings, private dining & wholesale food. In his spare time, Rhys enjoys mountain bike riding and travel when allowed! . . .

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Kat Rafferty
Kat Rafferty/ President /
Kat Rafferty/ President /

Kat lives in West Busselton and as an Accountant was a natural fit for taking on the Treasurers role three years ago. Kat sits on both the Busselton Jetty . . . .

READ KAT'S FULL BIO

Simon Mansfield
Simon Mansfield/ Executive Committee - Chairperson /
Simon Mansfield/ Executive Committee - Chairperson /

Simon and his family live in Busselton and love the lifestyle the South West offers. His days are busy as Associate Principal of Vasse Primary School . . . .

READ SIMON'S FULL BIO

Sue Barrett
Sue Barrett/ Committee Member - Volunteers /
Sue Barrett/ Committee Member - Volunteers /

Sue lives in Busselton and is a Funeral Consultant with William Barrett & Sons. Sue enjoys swimming, golf, walking, holidaying and volunteering . . . .

READ SUE'S FULL BIO

Stan Wood
Stan Wood/ Committee Member - Juniors /
Stan Wood/ Committee Member - Juniors /

Stan previously employed as a General Manager for a multi –national industrial packaging company located in Fremantle, joined the Busselton Jetty Swim . . . . .

READ STAN'S FULL BIO

Wayne Jolley
Wayne Jolley/ Committee Member /
Wayne Jolley/ Committee Member /

Wayne joined the Busselton Jetty Swim in 2020. A local resident living in Abbey, Wayne is very familiar with the event having swum on 6 occasions . . . .

READ WAYNE'S FULL BIO

Brian Rabaud
Brian Rabaud/ Vice-President /
Brian Rabaud/ Vice-President /

Brian from West Busselton has been a committee member of Busselton Allsports Inc. for two years but actively involved with the Busselton Jetty Swim . . . .

READ BRIAN'S FULL BIO

Sinan Kerimofski
Sinan Kerimofski/ Committee Member - Co-ordinator /
Sinan Kerimofski/ Committee Member - Co-ordinator /

Sinan or Sinch to many who know him is from Busselton and is the Principal at Vasse Primary School. Sinch enjoys fishing and all sports and first joined . . . . .

READ SINAN'S FULL BIO

Lyndon Miles
Lyndon Miles/ Committee Member - Merchandise /
Lyndon Miles/ Committee Member - Merchandise /

Lyndon from West Busselton, a Building Maintenance Contractor, joined the Busselton Jetty Swim committee in 2014 ~ the year of Space Invaders. He is . . . .

READ LYNDON'S FULL BIO

Simon Bird
Simon Bird/ Committee Member - Event Setup /
Simon Bird/ Committee Member - Event Setup /

Simon is a resident of Busselton and joined the committee in 2018. He is a self-employed business owner of The Caravan Doctor and also an Electrical . . . .

READ SIMON'S FULL BIO

Judy Davy
Judy Davy/ Committee Member /
Judy Davy/ Committee Member /

Local resident Judy Davy has lived in Busselton for 23 years and of recent, volunteered at Busselton Jetty Swim in 2019 and 2020. Her experience with the event was so enjoyable . . .

READ JUDY'S FULL BIO

Trish Vickery
Trish Vickery/ Executive Committee - Treasurer /
Trish Vickery/ Executive Committee - Treasurer /

Trish joined the Busselton Jetty Swim committee in 2019 to assist Kat Rafferty with the Treasurer’s role initially and then took on the role in 2020 when Kat became President . . .

READ TRISH'S FULL BIO

Ross Brommell
Ross Brommell/ Committee Member - MC /
Ross Brommell/ Committee Member - MC /

Ross lives in Busselton with his wife Pat who is also a keen Busselton Jetty Swim volunteer. He paddled a kayak as a volunteer safety person as part of the . . . .

READ ROSS'S FULL BIO

Clare Anderson
Clare Anderson/ Committee Member - Admin & Teams /
Clare Anderson/ Committee Member - Admin & Teams /

Clare resides in Dunsborough and is working Front reception at a local holiday resort. She spends her spare time travelling and enjoying live music . . . .

READ CLARE'S FULL BIO

Graeme Jones
Graeme Jones/ Committee Member /
Graeme Jones/ Committee Member /

Graeme has been a Busselton resident since 1992 and joined the Jetty Swim committee in 2020. He retired from employment at the City of Busselton in 2017 . . .

READ GRAEME'S FULL BIO

Brendan McNally
Brendan McNally/ Committee Member /
Brendan McNally/ Committee Member /

New recruit to the committee, Brendan McNally is no stranger to Jetty Swim having participated seven times in the solo swim.  His first swim was in 1998 where a . . .

READ BRENDAN'S FULL BIO

Rhonda Stubbs
Rhonda Stubbs/ Executive Committee - Secretary /
Rhonda Stubbs/ Executive Committee - Secretary /

Rhonda joined the committee in June 2004 as Secretary. Prior to 2004 Rhonda was a volunteer on the registration & checkin desk for event days. . . .

READ RHONDA'S FULL BIO

Wendy Paine
Wendy Paine/ Committee Member - Website /
Wendy Paine/ Committee Member - Website /

Wendy is an integral member of the committee and as a working director of Planet Graphics, Wendy uses her skills and experience as a Graphic Artist to . . . .

READ WENDY'S FULL BIO

Jordan Palk
Jordan Palk/ Committee Member - Swim to Shore /
Jordan Palk/ Committee Member - Swim to Shore /

Jordan joined the committee in 2018 after taking part in a community based event that he had previously taken part in, having swum the Jetty Swim twice . . . .

READ JORDAN'S FULL BIO

Rhys Passmore
Rhys Passmore/ Committee Member /
Rhys Passmore/ Committee Member /

Rhys, along with his wife Gemma run their own business “Supper Road” which is a catering business specializing in events, weddings, private dining & wholesale food . . .

READ RHYS'S FULL BIO

Busselton Jetty Swim Life Members

Profiles of the Busselton Allsports Inc. Life Members

Max Higgins
Max Higgins/ Past President /
Max Higgins/ Past President /

Max was the President and founding member of the Busselton Jetty Swim and was involved with the concept of the event and the continued evolvement from 1996 to 2020. Max’s love of keeping fit (ex Ironman), Mountain Biking, swimming, paddling, running, cycling, fishing, camping, travelling was the genesis of the event . . . .

READ MAX'S FULL BIO

Jenny Higgins
Jenny Higgins/ Past Executive Committee /
Jenny Higgins/ Past Executive Committee /

Jenny, wife of Max Higgins, founding member of the event, was actively involved in the Busselton Allsports Inc. committee from its inception in 1996 to 2020. Jenny was an Executive Committee member and Busselton Jetty Swim committee member. Whilst Max came up with the concept of the Busselton Jetty Swim, Jenny fully supported the . . . .

READ JENNY'S FULL BIO

Richard Ford
Richard Ford/ Past Vice President /
Richard Ford/ Past Vice President /

Richard, a local resident of Geographe was one of the four original founding members of the Busselton Jetty Swim and was actively involved for 25 years as Vice President and Executive Committee member. Richard was integral in the growth and development of the event as he adopted his background and knowledge . . . .

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Leanne Ford
Leanne Ford/ Past Executive Committee /
Leanne Ford/ Past Executive Committee /

Leanne of Geographe was one of the four founding members of the event and was actively involved as an Executive Committee and Committee member from 1996 to 2020. Leanne first became involved in the event when supporting her sporting husband and friends and has maintained an integral role as the event grew. Leanne recalls the first year when she . . . .

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Max Higgins
Max Higgins/ Past President /
Max Higgins/ Past President /

Max was the President and founding member of the Busselton Jetty Swim and was involved with the concept of the event and the continued evolvement from 1996 to 2020 . . .

READ MAX'S FULL BIO

Jenny Higgins
Jenny Higgins/ Past Executive Committee /
Jenny Higgins/ Past Executive Committee /

Jenny, wife of Max Higgins, founding member of the event, was actively involved in the Busselton Allsports Inc. committee from its inception in 1996 to 2020 . . .

READ JENNY'S FULL BIO

Richard Ford
Richard Ford/ Past Vice President /
Richard Ford/ Past Vice President /

Richard, a local resident of Geographe was one of the four original founding members of the Busselton Jetty Swim and was actively involved for 25 years . . . .

READ RICHARD'S FULL BIO

Leanne Ford
Leanne Ford/ Past Executive Committee /
Leanne Ford/ Past Executive Committee /

Leanne of Geographe was one of the four founding members of the event and was actively involved as an Executive Committee and Committee member from 1996 to 2020 . . .

READ LEANNE'S FULL BIO

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