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James Walsh, Chief Executive Officer

James has close to 20 years’ experience in various leadership positions within the Australian shooting industry where he has been responsible for managing large shooting associations, delivering member services, and leading advocacy, lobbying and political strategy.

James has developed an intimate knowledge of the complex firearms management regime across Australia and is a strong advocate for simplifying and reforming Australia’s firearms laws using an evidence-based approach.

James’ current firearms committee engagements include:

  • Commonwealth Firearms Industry Stakeholder Committee
  • Victorian Firearms Consultative Committee
  • New South Wales Firearms Registry Consultative Council
  • Queensland Ministerial Firearms Advisory Forum

Contact Details:
0419 933 066
james.walsh@sifa.net.au


David Voss, Policy and Research Manager

David enjoyed a successful career in ICT program management and service delivery into Government before joining the team at SIFA.

David has been a lifelong firearms owner and keen hunter who has developed an extensive understanding of the Australian firearms context. He has also held senior industry positions including Chairman of the Australian Deer Association.

David’s current firearms committee engagements include:

  • NSW Game and Pest Management Advisory Board
  • ACT Firearms Advisory Committee.

Contact Details:
0431 760 612
david.voss@sifa.net.au


Jennifer Ridolfi, Media and Communications Advisor

Jennifer joined the team at SIFA in 2022 with professional experience in brand and project management, promotion and marketing.

As a keen outdoor enthusiast, hunter and former Brand Ambassador for Winchester Australia, her knowledge of the shooting, firearms and hunting industry ties directly into her role of Media and Communications.

Jennifer works with Executive Officer James Walsh, to promote and develop public and political awareness of the current and upcoming topics and issues, as well as creating pathways that encourage and grow advocacy, education and understanding within this industry.

Contact Details:
0492 051 248
jennifer.ridolfi@sifa.net.au


Shelley Gough, Executive Assistant

Shelley commenced at SIFA in 2016 after working with Field and Game Australia for 8 years.

Throughout her time working in member based shooting associations, Shelley has developed a strong understanding of importance of providing members with high levels of service and up-to-date accurate information.

In her role as Executive Assistant, Shelley provides support to the Executive Officer and SIFA Board. She is also responsible for managing the national office, SIFA’s event management and providing communications support.

Contact Details:
shelley.gough@sifa.net.au