Western Power Board of Directors

Ben Dobbin

Ben Dobbin is a sports broadcaster who works for Triple M, Channel 9 and the Resonate Broadcasting Network.  For Triple M, Ben hosts a daily sports show – Rush Hour Queenslander and is an integral member of their rugby league commentary team.  Ben also reports on rugby league for Channel 9 and is the all round “rugby league insider’.  


Away from this world, Ben also hosts a daily rural radio show for Resonate called Rural Queensland Today. 


Whilst his two greatest loves are his family and sport, he is also passionate about his local community, Ipswich and its residents. 

Brad Bulow

Brad is a business solutions provider. His years of experience as an CPA and business advisor has driven his passion to help businesses, grow, adapt to new markets and increase their business value.


As partner of Sammut Bulow Bennett partners, Brad is a driving force in its expansion of its service delivery. An eye for opportunity, his entrepreneurial spirit has seen SBB Partners evolve from an accounting firm to a full scale wealth creation provider. Brad and his team can help individuals and businesses at any stage of their life cycle achieve success.


Brad is also one of the founders of Swich On Inc, an NFP that focuses on men’s health and other wellbeing initiatives across the City of Ipswich. He also sits on the Boards of other local entities and Queensland charities.


Chris Liebke

Chris Liebke is a cricket tragic.  Over the years he has played, coached and umpired cricket.  And more recently spends countless hours driving and watching his 16-year-old son at training and on game days. 

Chris and his wife Lorena own Liebke Tyres and Mechanical in Toowoomba.  The family business has been operating for over 30 years.  They provide Toowoomba families and businesses with excellent customer service and quality tyres at competitive prices.   Recently, they have added mechanical repairs and log book servicing.

Chris is well known in the local community for his generous contributions to local charities and sporting clubs.  With a motto of ‘Our Community…. Our Passion’, Chris believes that anyone who has the means should be able to give back in some way to the community – whether that be financial or time.  Chris’ involvement within the Toowoomba Cricket community is lengthy. Being a financial sponsor, organising a sausage sizzle to raise money or sitting on boards, he has always helped out at the grass roots level. He was the first business to sign up to own a cricket team – the Liebke Lions in the inaugural Darling Downs Bush Bash League.  This has also now extended to the Ipswich and Laidley Cricket community as well.

Becoming part of the Western Power franchise, will allow Chris and his family an opportunity to be involved further in the cricket community.  He believes that competitions such as the Brisbane Premier League will enhance the potential …. and possibly uncover a few of the next generation of Aussie cricketers.

Ben McAteer

Ben McAteer has vest experience in various management over the past 20 years. A former President and Life Member of Brothers Ipswich Junior Rugby League Club, Ben has upheld several committee positions in both Rugby League and Cricket. Ben has coached a multitude of different age groups in Rugby League and has also managed a number of Ipswich/South East QLD Rep Cricket teams.


A passionate Cricket fan, Ben is a father of two adult sons and husband to Virginia. He has a genuine love of the game of Cricket and is keen to contribute to the development of the game in the Western Corridor.

Simon Emmerson

Simon Emmerson is a proud father and husband to three cricket loving sons and wife, Cheree. He is a Lockyer Valley farmer, former award winning publican and a sheet metal tradesman.


Describing himself a cricket tragic, Simon loves providing opportunities for kids to get the same joy out of the game that it has afford him. A proud country cricketer, Simon has played 30 consecutive seasons for Mulgowie Cricket Club, captaining the club to an A-Grade Premiership.


Simon has held many sports administrative positions over the years, including President of the Ipswich Grammar School Cricket Support Group, member of the Cricket Ipswich Junior and Premer Grade Sub Committees, as well as a number of roles for DDSWQ Cricket. Simon also has vast coaching experience with a recent highlight being apart of the coaching staff of the Ipswich/Logan Hornets side that won the 2020 Lord Taverners competition.

Andrew Catton

Andrew Catton is the proud husband of Maree and father to his new baby, George. Andrew values the supportive nature of his family to allow him to pursue his endeavours in various sporting fields to the best of his ability.


With over 15 years of experience, Andrew is an experienced Sports Administrator, having held a variety of positions at schools and clubs during that time, including Master in Charge of Cricket at Ipswich Grammar School. Andrew is passionate about Sport and working with young people in particular to provide them with the best opportunities to assist them achieving their goals.


Andrew has a love of Sport, in particular, Cricket and is keen to devote his time to provide opportunities for junior and senior players to showcase their talents to the best of their ability.  

Western Power Staff

CEO/Managing Director

Andrew Catton


Business Operations Manager

Simon Emmerson

0407 777 214

Junior Development Manager

Kieran Daymon

0439 303 590

Email – info@westernpowerbpl.com.au



To create an irresistible experience for all ages to excel their skills in a new format of cricket. We aspire to create new pathways to guide and stimulate the aspiring junior cricketer as well as support T20 gateways to enhance the career of senior cricketers.


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