Seen is actively involved in weightlifting, currently participating as an athlete, a coach and an official. Seen competed in the 2012 London Olympics, finishing 7th place. She won 3 bronze medals at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth games, a Silver medal at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth games, and came 6th at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games. Seen holds the current Commonwealth snatch record in the 58 kg category, as well as many national and state records.
Seen is an engineer in the mining industry, with a focus on long term planning and optimisation of mining activities. She collaborates and works with major miners on the national and world stage, developing strategies and plans for successful and profitable project outcomes.
Alex has been training and competing in weightlifting for several years. Alex is a practicing solicitor and has degrees in both physics and law from Monash University.Alex hopes to give back to weightlifting and to help grow the sport by contributing his own skill set and ideas.
Harvey’s background in weightlifting spans 32 years, both as an athlete and coach. As an athlete Harvey competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, finishing in 8th place and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, placing 15th. He won 3 Bronze medals at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and 3 Gold medals at the 1994 Victoria, Canada Commonwealth Games. Harvey is also a successful coach, having coached athletes to World Junior Championships qualifying level.
Professionally, Harvey has held varied senior leadership positions in 2 iconic Australian companies, focusing on commercial and business performance management. Harvey’s current role focuses on business process performance measurement and improvement.
Harvey has a passion for people leadership and development and driving continual improvement both at a sporting and professional level.
Kate has actively been involved in weightlifting for over a decade as a competitor and coach. Kate became involved in weightlifting in Year 7 after being exposed to the sport at Mount Lilydale Mercy College, and has since returned to the school as coach to develop and nurture youth talent.
Kate has coached several youth athletes at the national level and has represented Victoria herself many times at the junior and senior level, the highlight being representing Australia in 2007 at the Arafura Games and again in 2014 at the World University Games. Kate is currently completing a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education and hopes to grow school participation in weightlifting across Victoria.
Lou has various academic qualifications including a Masters in Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma of Education and certification in Assessment and Workplace Training. His work experience includes senior levels of corporate management and is a retired Certified Practicing Accountant. He has had over 25 years experience in academia at RMIT and Monash Universtities.
He has competed in the sports of cricket and Australian Rules Football for over 30 years. As a brother of one of Australia's most decorated weightlifters, Ivan Katz, he has been a keen follower of the sport for over 50 years. He serves as a current committee member of the Phoenix Weightlifting Club. His passion is to make the sport of weightlifting accessible to all ages, genders, cultures and socio economic groups.