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Mike Slattery

Continental Federation Representative

Term: 2022-24 (two-year term)
Residing: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mike Slattery was elected as the first Continental Federation representative to the World Lacrosse board of directors in 2022 after serving as a member of the organization’s Membership Working Group throughout 2021.

Slattery started his career as a trainee actuary who moved into a pioneering information technology role with many career progressions over the ensuing decades.

He has worked in numerous industries (insurance, petroleum, IT, utilities, technology and telecommunications) with various roles (including technical, consulting, project directing, executive management) across Australia, England, Japan and the United States.

Slattery got started in lacrosse because of his children’s involvement in the game during the 1970s. He began in supportive and administrative roles and then become an official, where his role expanded across club, state, national and international jurisdictions. Slattery was involved in both on-field officiating and off-field mentoring of men’s officials nationally and internationally, and served as an official in the gold medal games for the men’s U-19 and senior field lacrosse world championships.

Slattery’s previous lacrosse roles include club vice president, national referee-in-chief, national director and national president of lacrosse in Australia. Subsequent and current roles include regional directorship and presidential roles for the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union.