Board of Directors

Frank Curcio


Frank's experience in Softball and professionally is far reaching.

A retired senior manager in the public service with over 35 years of people management and leadership experience, Frank has spent a great deal of that time in various sports with all kinds of roles, and has returned to Softball ACT for his second term as president.


Jo Cantle

Vice President

I strive to not only deliver excellence but also be excellent.

Jo is an adroit and dynamic leader and HR professional with extensive experience and success achieving positive strategic and operational outcomes. She effectively balances systems thinking, strategic planning and a human centred approach with hands-on execution. This has allowed her to combine her passion, decisiveness and strong business acumen to achieve quality outcomes both professionally and personally.

With over 30 years of experience spanning government, industry and the not-for-profit sectors, she has proven success in creating cultures of collaboration, and implementing change to achieve workforce excellence. She enjoys leading people and being a positive influence on the lives of employees and the culture of an organisation.

Most recently she has been leading the APS Digital Profession and overseeing the broader APS Professions Model to ensure the Australian Public Service has the capability it needs to do its job well, now and into the future. She has been instrumental in developing strategies, frameworks and initiatives to develop the continuum of APS digital capability from literacy through to fluency and professionalism. Jo has also been building the profile of the Digital Profession and the work of the Australian Government to increase digital capability through engagement and representation both domestically and internationally.

Prior to her current focus, Jo spent many years successfully leading the human resource functions in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), where she was instrumental in delivering PM&C’s corporate services transformation program and the DTA’s first strategic workforce plan, capability and culture strategies and enterprise agreement.

Prior to joining the public sector, Jo spent many years in the banking and finance sector as a retail and corporate finance manager and auditor. Jo credits some of her resilience and human centred focus to having been a mortgage lender in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when inflation and interest rates in Australia reached all-time highs.

She has also spent many years as a Board Director and Treasurer for a sporting organisation.


Courtney May


Courtney has been involved in softball from an early age, playing club and representative softball for South Australia. Recently moving to the ACT, Courtney is excited to bring this experience, combined with her professional skill set as a Finance Management Consultant at EY, to the Board.

As Softball Australia seeks to implement it's 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, Courtney is eager to contribute to the delivery of this Plan at an organisational and local level in the ACT.


Virginia Morris


Virginia was appointed too the Softball ACT Board in April 23. She has been involved with the sport for over 40 years as a player, coach and held various committee positions at both Club and State Levels. She is currently a member of the Australian Army for the past 28 years which has allowed her to play softball in four other states and territories. She looks forward to help develop and grow softball in the ACT and use the experiences she has had being involved in other parts of Australia.


Laura Pardoe


Laura has been a part of the Softball ACT community for over 20 years playing at both club and representative level.  As a primary school teacher, Laura is excited to develop and grow participation of softball in the ACT especially in the junior grades.  



Jonno Marlton


Jonno joined the Softball ACT Board in August 2023. He previously volunteered at the club level as a committee member and juniors coach after marrying into a softball family.                                                                      


John Slater


Retired from full-time work after 44 years in emergency services, John now works casually as a mental health educator to school children at year 9 level. John's interests are sport and volunteering in the community when opportunity arises. After coaching and helping around clubs and state teams John will start umpiring this season (softball). John has degrees and qualifications in Nursing, Paramedicine, level 2 supports trainer all of which come in handy in and around the dugouts when injuries occur.