Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The Perth Football Club has received the resumes of six people who have nominated for a position on the Perth Football Club Board of Directors.

Members with voting rights are reminded to have their ballot papers returned to the Club by Friday 7 December, 2018.

Kerrie-Ann Pendal

Neil Darby

Chris Billings

Mark Treasure

Troy Cook

Wayne Smith



I am a Registered Psychologist and have completed a double major – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Justice studies before completing my Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Masters in Health Counselling with over nine years’ experience in providing counselling, psychological services, training and small group workshops as well as working in a range of settings including vocational rehabilitation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and Employee Assistance Programs. 

I have a passion for the Perth Football Club and started out as a Volunteer in 2010 assisting with the Centurion Lunch and in the office one day per week. I moved into a paid role with staff vacancies and worked my way up to being Business Development Manager, managing the office, internal events, membership, merchandise, social media and the website. I loved my time with the club and interacting with the Staff, Players, Sponsors, Members and Supporters and have met many great friends along the way.

I elected to leave my paid role in November 2016 for personal reasons, however I have remained involved in the Perth Football Club, assisting with the Gala Auction.

My family has always been involved in the Perth Football Club (in some capacity) for as long as I can remember, and I want to take my involvement to the next level and become a Director so that I can continue to show my support and give back to a club and community that has given me so much.



Dear Members

My professional role is Executive Director for the Education Department.

I lead 2400 staff. My role includes staff deployment, selection and leadership of Principals and Managers, to achieve high performance of staff and students and risk management including delivery of infrastructure programs.

My passion is Perth Football Club.

I served for 9 years as the Demons District Chairperson with the role of growing junior player, umpire and volunteer participation. The significant growth in Auskick and school participants and strengthening of many junior clubs has built a pathway to our colts and seniors as well as a number of AFL draftees. From that role I was invited on to the Board and subsequently voted in and appointed Senior Vice President.

Recent roles have included my representation of the Perth FC in the WAFC review of WA Football which led to the recent Zone Boundary Review. I presented a robust case for expansion of our zone, equalisation measures for the Club to address the diversity of our District and to maintain our vital country zone. I expect all measures to be endorsed.

I have taken on the role of membership to sustain our plan to grow an additional 500 members in our 120th Anniversary year.

My passion for the Club is unrelenting. I seek your support to build a winning culture.

Neil Darby.



Chris Billings is an experienced marketing professional who has built a successful career working both locally and nationally with a wide variety of Government, corporate and retail businesses.

In his current role as General Manager of Corporate Sports Australia (CSA), a leading Sports Marketing and Mass Participation Event organisation, Chris is responsible for servicing their growing client base by providing exposure and developing opportunities for brands across their event portfolio.  

Prior to joining CSA, Chris was recruited to head up the Perth office of Blaze Advertising, a national marketing and advertising agency, part of Young and Rubicam, a global marketing company.

Chris was required to build the foundations of the Perth office, by growing the client base to a level where it was self-sustainable. His success in this capacity was rewarded when he was also appointed to also head up the South Australian office, travelling weekly between both states to perform his duties.

Chris is involved in a number of sports, particularly football, where he enjoyed a 10 year career at WAFL Level with the Perth Football Club. Chris started at Perth as a 17 year old, captaining the Colts in his second year. Chris made his league debut in 2007, a year where he won the Doug Buckingham Memorial Trophy as the clubs most outstanding young talent.



I have been a passionate member and supporter of the mighty Demons and since becoming a Board member 10 years ago, I have been active at many club and district events and am currently a Vice President of the Club and Director of Branding and Marketing.

During my time on the Board I have:

  • Gained a solid understanding of the operations of a WAFL club and the WA Football Commission;
  • Fostered many strong relationships within the WAFL community;
  • Worked hard to improve the marketing and fundraising areas of the club. I continue to work to improve the communication with members and supporters;
  • Co-ordinated the Club’s annual Gala Auction the Club’s biggest fundraising event that has consistently generated profits in excess of $90,000 each year.

I have worked in sales and advertising for over 25 years and am currently Joint-Managing Director of Media Tonic. The company is involved in media sales and partners with a number of influential businesses across digital, out-of-home and broadcast areas as well as publishing the Football Budget. Media Tonic proudly supports many events at the Perth Football Club.

I believe my experience and contacts in marketing and sales will be advantageous to the Club as it seeks to increase membership, sponsorship and match day attendances.

Accordingly, I would greatly appreciate your vote to enable me to continue to represent you and make a worthwhile contribution to the Perth Football Club.

Thank you,

Mark Treasure



I would like to re-nominate for my position on the board of the Perth Football Club. I have worked hard and diligently in my current position as the Director of Football, assisting the club to implement the necessary programs and structures that allowed us to rise to the challenges and to play finals football.

My focus has been on developing talent within our zone, to create a challenging learning environment, a recruiting strategy that focuses our clubs changing culture, and a leadership focus that demands the best of each player at the club when they wear the Perth Football Club jumper.

The Perth Football Club’s zone has a wealth of Aboriginal people. Assisting the club to secure an Aboriginal Engagement Officer to liaise with family and potential players is a high priority and vital to our club. I feel I am well suited in the pursuit of appointing this person to the role and would like to see it come to fruition in 2019. I would also like to act as a guide and mentor to this person when needed.

I am a passionate past player and life member of this club and I draw on my years of footballing experience to assist the Perth Football Club’s strategic plan. I’m dedicated to listening and acting on behalf of the most important people in this club, the members.

Kind regards

Troy Cook.



Phone:             0417917589

Email:              waynes@citytoyota.net.au


Dealer Principle – City Toyota


Bachelor of Commerce UWA – Major Accounting and Finance



Kim Fancote Ph: 0439945061

Manning Football Club

Brad Coopes Ph: 0427507267


Mark Lauren, Toyota WA State Manager Ph: 9268 8844

Being a fully paid financial member of the Perth Football Club I would like to be considered for the re-election to the Board of the Club. As a current Director, I have been involved with the Club’s sponsorship activities and I am well versed in the corporate and social activities. I’ve lived and grown up in the Perth Football Club District. I played my junior and senior football while playing 16’s in the Perth District Squad and captained the Perth Football Club Colts Team in 1989.

I have been involved in the Manning Rippers Junior Football Club, a club in the Perth District, for the past 11 years. I continue to be involved Volunteering, along with my wife,   Jo-anne, and we are both members of the Junior Committee at the Club. I therefore believe with my professional background and relationship to a Junior Club in the District I can continue to serve the Perth Football Club in its Board operations. Furthermore, I believe being connected with the grass foots juniors allows an understanding and connection with the junior district which the Club operates in.

Having professionally worked at the same company since 1997 and running it since 2004 I will be able to continue to offer business acumen to the Perth Football Club to see that it continues to operate in a professional manner.

With your support I am looking forward to continuing a professional association with the Perth Football Club

Yours faithfully,

Wayne J Smith.