Our Directors

The WBSLSC Board of Directors is appointed at each Annual General Meeting and compromises a team of dedicated volunteers who oversee the strategic direction and operational implementation of the ​​​​​​​Clubs vision.

Each Board Member brings a unique professional skill set along with a passion for making a difference at the Club.

The 2019/2020 Board of Directors were elected at the Annual General Meeting on 12th August 2019. Let us introduce you to the Directors below.

Adam Clark

Acting President

Director of Finance/Treasurer 

Adam was first appointed as Director of Finance in 2016 and brings a strong strategic focus to the finance role including building a small team to oversee the smooth running of perational finances. 

Adam achieved his SRC in 2013/14 and Bronze Medallion in 2015/16 and in addition to his Director role, contributes a significant number of volunteer hours as Water Safety for the Nippers Program.

In his professional life Adam works for Ernst Young in the advisory/consultancy practice.

Aidan Moriarty 

​​​​​​​Club Captain

Aidan was first appointed as a General Director in 2015, took up the role of Club Captain half way through the 2016 season and was appointed Club Captain for 2017/2018.  Aidan is passionate about training and development and competition. He leads the team of trainers particularly in first aid and the competition team for first aid along with dedicating over 100 active patrol hours each season.

Aidan achieved his Bronze Medallion in 2012; he also holds 3 of the 4 Silver Medallion awards; has been an active patrol member for 5 years; active trainer for the past 4 years and was a finalist in the beach sprint and first aid competition.  Aidan attended the National Leadership College in 2016/2017.

Aidan is studying his Bachelor of Paramedicine Degree.

Natalie Ashdown

General Director

Natalie was first appointed to the Board in 2014 and Junior Activities Coordinator after serving as Age Manager. Over the seasons Natalie has grown the Nippers program and the Nippers team significantly in her role as Junior Actitivites Coordinator.  Natalie also leads the Community CPR program and other projects.

In 2015/2016 she was awarded Best Club Person; was a finalist in the Life Saving Victoria State Excellence Awards for Nipper Volunteer of the Year and attended the 2016 SLSA Leaders Masterclass– one of 20 participants in Australia.  Natalie achieved her SRC in the 2015/2016 season. In 2018/2019 Natalie was awarded Life Saving Victoria’s Nipper Volunteer of the Year.

In her professional life Natalie is CEO of The Open Door Coaching Group.

Danny Milton

General Director

Daniel was first appointed to the Board as General Director in 2019 having been the Gear Steward for the Club since 2018. Daniel’s two children have come through the Nippers program and his wife, Susi, is the merchandise coordinator for the club. Daniel brings a strong equipment, maintenance and building construction skill set to the Board. Daniel adds Project Management and Marine Rescue involvement to round out is ‘big picture’ approach.

In his professional life Daniel is a Business Development Consultant and works in estimating in the construction industry.


Aiden Matthews

General Director

Aidan was first appointed as a General Director in 2018, having been involved with Waratah Beach SLSC as a volunteering mentor in 2014 and a patrol captain since 2017. Aidan leads Patrol 5 "The Vikings" and has a passion for the continual development of his patrol in their capabilities to effectively manage and supervise Waratah Beach with a community mindset.

Aidan has also worked as a Beach Lifeguard since 2017 and enjoys continually developing his life-saving and rescue skills across multiple sites and applying this whenever volunteering back at Waratah Beach.

Aidan is studying his Bachelor of Education (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) double degrees.