The Board Members of the Proudies Foundation Committee

The current and past Members of the Management Committee are made up of people from varied backgrounds and ages, all with one common purpose; to raise money and manage the Foundation, therefore allowing the Proudloves to focus their energies and love on Warrick's day to day needs, rehabilitation and treatments. If you are interested in helping out the Foundation please email us at: admin@proudiesfoundation.com.au

Ian Haggerty

President

Ian is a Technician at Aquinas College for the Design and Technology Department. He also owns two farms at Kojonup in the Great Southern, which are leased. Ian became involved with the Proudies Foundation in April 2015, when he took on the position of President. He has known the Proudloves for a number of years, working with Warrick when he played with North Albany Football Club in Albany, and the Great Southern Colts side, and then when he came to Claremont Football Club as a Colt, at which time Ian was Team Manager with the Colts.


Peter Watson

President - Gift Fund

Peter is the Member for Albany and the Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, Great Southern and Veterans. He knew Kevin and Wazza through basketball and football and has been involved in the Foundation from the start. As a Board member, he got involved in the Foundation through empathy for the Proudlove family, as he says it could have been anyone of our children on the road that night.


Valerie Haskins

Secretary

Valerie is a settlement agent and has run her own business for nearly 30 years. In 2015 she was invited to take over the Secretary role from Jen Shann. She had previously met the Proudloves through her connections to the Claremont Football Club. Valerie is now part of the Foundation family and very much looks forward to their friendly, monthly get-togethers. She says the Proudloves are truly grateful for everything that people have done, and continue to do for them: They take nothing for granted and are inspirational.


Bryan Bradley

Secretary - Gift Fund


Michelle McGovern

Treasurer

Michelle is the Registrar at Eddystone Primary School in Perth. Warrick is good friends with her son Jeremy. Together, Jeremy and Warrick went to school in Albany, played basketball and football, and finally both moved to Perth to start their football journey. Michelle expresses that the Proudlove family is one of the nicest families you could ever meet and they deserved all the help, love and support she could give them: this was one way she knew she could help.


Craig Dew

Treasurer - Gift Fund


Greg Lloyd

Board Member

Greg and Jenny have owned a Spray Painting business in Albany for the past 23 years and have been involved in the Foundation since the beginning. Their daughter, who now lives in Melbourne, grew up and went to school with Warrick. Greg and Jenny have known Kevin and Trish during this time and since Warrick’s accident their families have grown closer. To help such an amazing family, and to see Warrick get the care he deserves, is something their family, along with their community, are very passionate about.


Emily Masters

Board Member

Emily is currently a Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist at North Perth Physiotherapy. She has been involved as a General Committee Member on the Proudies Foundation for the past three years. She wanted to become involved in the Foundation and make a contribution as Warrick had become good friends after she met him at the Claremont Football Club where Emily was a Sports Trainer. She has since formed a strong friendship with the Proudlove family, who she says are phenomenal human beings.


Andrew McGovern

Board Member

Andrew is the Director/Manager of the Girrawheen Clontarf Academy working with “At Risk Aboriginal Male Youth” aged 12 – 18 years. Initially, Dean Horsington, of Claremont Football Club, and Andrew had discussions on how they could help and assist Warrick and his family immediately after the accident, and was instrumental in creating the initial committee group. Andrew had coached Warrick in Albany for several years and he was a very good friend of their son Jeremy. Andrew was the inaugural Chairman of the Proudies Foundation and is now a member of the Management Committee.


Monique Nicholson

Board Member

Monique is a store manager with Hillzeez Down South Surf Shop, Albany, and is currently studying Early Childhood Education. She has previously worked as a Mainstream and Special Needs Education Assistant. Monique got involved in the Proudies Foundation as soon as it was formed as Warrick was a close friend throughout High School, having originally met through the Basketball association. Monique says that Warrick was always the first to help anyone out so there was, and still is, no hesitation in helping him now.


Steve Shann

Board Member

Jen's husband Steve operates his own painting business and has also been very active in the Foundation, especially in fundraising initiatives. Warrick is one of Jen and Steve’s son Kieran's best mates and they got to know Warrick and his family through mutual friends. Jen says Wazza’s accident is a constant reminder to keep all things in perspective, and to remember that life is not a dress rehearsal and can also change in a second, so they do their best to lighten the family’s burden.


Jen Whittle

Board Member

Jen is retired but keeps very busy by volunteering with Great Southern Storm in a variety of roles as well as being a committee member of the Proudies Foundation. Jen’s Son Jarrod went to Claremont Football Club with Warrick and they shared a house together in Perth. She knew Wazza, Trish and Kevin through Carnival and Albany footy, and after the accident just wanted to help everyone get back on their feet. Jen’s contribution to the community and the Proudies Foundation has been outstanding and she says “I am very proud of our ANZAC Game where Jarrod and I, along with Railways & North Albany Football Club, were able to raise $30,000 that we shared with the Proudies Foundation, the Ryan Marron Foundation and Solider On.


Jennifer Shann

Board Member (Retired)

Jen is a Proudies Foundation founding member and was its inaugural Secretaryfor four years. She recently relinquished this position, but remains very actively involved in the Foundation as a general committee member. Warrick is one of Jen and Steve’s son Kieran's best mates and they got to know Warrick and his family through mutual friends. Jen says Wazza’s accident is a constant reminder to keep all things in perspective, and to remember that life is not a dress rehearsal and can also change in a second, so they do their best to lighten the family’s burden.