Board of Directors

Paige Hyslop - President 

Paige joined the Softball NSW Board to give back to the sport and grow the sport so that others can enjoy it like she still does today. Professionally, she is a Project Manager for The NRMA, with her key skills being project management, governance, change management and stakeholder engagement. Paige has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Macquarie University.

This upcoming season will be Paige's 25th of softball, after having started playing Teeball with North Rocks Softball Club at the Auburn District Softball Association. Among her other laurels in sport, she has also represented NSW in the 2006 U16 Girls team.

Paige has also served as President of the Hornsby Softball District Association since 2013.



Craig Oberg-Vice President & Chair of Governance & Policy Sub Committee

Craig believes that the future of softball is all about the participant experience. Whether it’s a player, coach, scorer or umpire, he feels that if they have a great experience, they will fall over themselves to come back and do it again and again. Craig is an experienced people, process and technology manager focusing on technical support, infrastructure and operations, and enjoys managing people, driving processes and performance.

Craig has played, coached, umpired and been on various Softball Committees/Boards for over 40 years. He aspires to leverage technology and simplify the administration and overheads that Clubs and Associations face every day.



Doug Freeman - Director & Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Sub Committee

Doug joined the Softball NSW Board due to his concerns with declining player participation numbers and a desire to reverse that trend. He believes clubs and associations need more support with recruitment and retention strategies. He brings financial, commercial, strategic and stakeholder management expertise to the Board, through his various roles in the Tabcorp, George Weston Foods and Alexander and Alexander businesses. He is the Managing Director of Hunter Hamilton Consulting, providing commercial and governance advice to a wide range of business and sporting clients.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. Doug also became a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2019.

Doug has been involved with the Manly Warringah Softball; Association since his daughter started playing T-ball in 1997 and has been President since 2006. He was also the founding President of Forest Allambie Softball Club in 2004. He also coaches various teams in the club competition. He has been a Board member of Softball NSW since 2020.

Jamie Barrington - Director & Chair of the Commercial Sub Committee

Jamie joined the Softball NSW Board with a desire to help develop strong state pathways programs and commercialize the sport. He has expertise in development pathway programs, financial, commercial, strategic and stakeholder management, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the St George Illawarra Rugby League Football Club. Jamie has been in professional sports management for over 16 years and is also a chartered accountant.

Jamie has been involved with Softball Campbelltown since his sons started playing T ball in 2012, and has also been treasurer since 2015. He enjoys coaching, playing Softball and has represented Softball Campbelltown at State Championships for the past 4 years. Jamie was also the administrator of the SNSW Under 18's squad in 2021.




Donna Shaw - Director & Chair of the High Performance & Pathways Sub Committee

Donna enjoys promoting community engagement and well-being through the game of softball, with an aim to support a sustainable future for the sport. She has 30 years of experience working in the public service, with expertise in facilities management, governance, policy, recruitment and human resources, project management, grievance and performance management, stakeholder engagement, WHS.

While Donna has never played the sport, her children have played it since the age of five. Over the years, she gained an appreciation and interest in the sport and has continued to volunteer her time to promote and support the sport and its members.

Donna has also been on the Greystanes Giants Softball Club Committee for four years as a Fundraising Officer.



Selwyn Williams - Director