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Organisational Structure



Kevin Knapp
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is the CEO of Edmund Rice Camps WA and has been in the role since November 2012.

Prior to this role he was CEO of Hockey WA and had a long career in sport and recreation as coach, manager and player.

Kevin played hockey for Scotland and Great Britain and was a coach in the state and national hockey programs in Western Australia, having an assisting role at the 2000 Olympics.

Kevin has gradually moved from elite sport into community recreation and now into the specialised area of marginalised community services and the not-for-profit sector.

He's passionate about making a difference and has found in Eddie Rice a perfect opportunity to do just that.


Meghan Huitema
Manager Community Engagement

Meg began working with ERC as a young volunteer leader and did her first camp in January of 2003.

After a brief interlude studying at WAAPA and working in the government sector, Meg took on the role of Manager Community Engagement in 2013. 

Meg is passionate about the work that she does with Edmund Rice Camps and thoroughly enjoys attending camp programs and meeting the kids, volunteers and stakeholders.

When Meg isn't in the Eddie office she's playing Paw Patrol and painting masterpieces with her three year old daughter Estelle.


Nicole Mancini
Manager Profile, Fundraising & Events 

Nicole likes to consider herself as a Human rights activist and she have a strong passion for national and international social, political, economic and environmental issues. Her varied work experience has given her the ability to effectively communicate and connect with children, young adults and adults on a professional and personal level. These skills have helped her gain invaluable knowledge of how to work and deal with a wide range of people in various communities and cultures.  This knowledge has taught her how to treat others with compassion, equality and respect. Nicole has an undying love for all things related to the arts and she is her most happiest surrounded by her beautiful family and friends.

Please go to the events page and contact her on 0429 913 364 if you'd like any more information.



Xavier Mitchell
Coordinator Volunteer Leader Services  

Xavier began his Edmund Rice journey as a volunteer leader in 2015. Since then he has led and coordinated on many programs including mega camps, mini camps, fun fests and Eddie on the Road (East Pilbara). He is passionate about the great work that the leaders do on the programs to allow the kids to be kids and facilitate an environment of fun, positivity and optimism.

When he isn’t in the office Xavier's interests include playing guitar, going camping and watching sports. He played for Western Australia in the Sunshine Coast in under 18’s Touch Football and was in the band Tulip Lane, which released an EP to Spotify and Apple Music. He is extremely passionate about making a positive difference, and was Service Prefect at Aquinas College several years ago.

Xavier has previously volunteered in Cambodia, The Philippines and Ecuador. With tasks such as building sanitary toilet blocks, teaching English and refurbishing schools affected by cyclones. He is also a regular blood donor at the Red Cross Blood Service.

Tony Manso
Board Chair

Tony’s professional career spans over 25 years of management consulting, strategy, accounting and taxation experience across a diverse range of industry sectors, encompassing multiple business functions at Board, strategic and operational levels.

Having served the major part of his inaugural professional years with KPMG, he has devoted the past 20 years as Founder and Principal of Manso Consulting, a Perth-based business management firm specialising in financial and strategic management.

Aside from his role with ERCWA, Tony currently also sits on a panel for the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation and acts as an Advisory Committee Member for a Private Family Office.

His educational qualifications and professional memberships include a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University, as well as being a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a professional member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Outside of the professional and not-for-profit arena Tony's interests include maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise through cycling, jogging, swimming and walking and enjoys a wide range of sports with a particular interest in European football and the AFL. Non-sport interests include family-centred activities, classic cars, music, cooking, reading and travel.



Jacci Williams
Vice Chairman 

Jacci became involved in ERCWA after leaving Mercedes College in 1998. She attended numerous camps as a Camp Leader as well as actively participating in a number of committees.

Jacci embarked on a career in Human Resources, yet maintained her connection with ERCWA by enthusiastically participating in all fundraising events and even cooking on a camp!

Jacci is currently employed with Crown Perth as the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Jacci joined the ERCWA Board in 2013 and is the Chairperson for the Formation & Identity Committee.

Ira Gibbs


Biography coming soon!

Rowena OByrne - Bowland 

Board Member

Rowena runs The Write Words Communications, a strategic copywriting and project management consultancy. The Write Words works with businesses to determine how best to communicate their core business via websites, tenders, award applications, marketing collateral, internal documentation, grants and so on. Rowena also regularly guest lectures at her alma mater, Curtin University. 

With over 10 years of industry experience, Rowena first became involved in ERCWA in 2013 when she was approached to help write and edit our quarterly newsletter, The Eddie-torial. Rowena then joined our Profile, Fundraising and Events Committee (PFE) in 2015 before being appointed to the Board in 2016. She has since also become the PFE Chair. 


Liana D'Ascanio
Board Member


Liana D’Ascanio is a lawyer specializing in workplace relations law.  Since June 2017 Liana has been working with the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) as a Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, providing strategic and practical workplace relations advice to members of AMMA in the resources sector. 

From late 2012 until early 2016, Liana was in-house Legal Counsel and Employee Relations Manager at Programmed Marine, part of the Programmed Group of companies.  Prior to that, Liana worked for almost ten years in private legal practice with major commercial law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. 

Liana joined the ERCWA Board in 2013, but was heavily involved with the organization between 1999 – 2003 as a Camp Leader and Camp Coordinator.  Liana was also one of the early members of the ERCWA “Executive Committee”, the precursor body to the current Board.  As part of her Board responsibilities, Liana chairs the Volunteer Leaders Committee.

Greg Irskine

Board Member

Biography coming soon!


Amy Dabb
Board Member

Biography coming soon!



Paul Gregory
Board Member

Paul is a commercial lawyer with over 10 years’ experience and is a Fellow of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance (Chartered Company Secretary) from the Governance Institute of Australia, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Applied Finance), Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University.

Paul is the regional legal counsel for Western Australia at one of Australia’s largest mining and construction equipment solutions companies. He is also the company secretary of a locally headquartered construction, infrastructure and mining technology company and a board member of not-for-profit State Sporting Organisation, Triathlon Western Australia.