Board of Directors

Mr Mark Bresciano (Director)

Mark Bresciano

Mr Mark Bresciano was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 1 October 2019.  Born in Melbourne, Mark played youth football for Bulleen Lions, before moving into the National Soccer League with Carlton. In 1999, he moved to Italian Serie B side Empoli, beginning a twelve-year stay in the country. In 2002, he moved to the Serie A with Parma, later playing for Palermo and S.S. Lazio. From 2011, he spent the final four years of his career in the Middle East, first with UAE Pro-League side Al Nasr and then Qatar Stars League club Al-Gharafa.  Mr Bresciano made 84 appearances for Australia, scoring 13 goals.  He played in three FIFA World Cups, two AFC Asian Cups and the 2004 OFC Nations Cup winning team. 

Mr Joseph Carrozzi (Director)

Joseph Carozzi

Mr Joseph Carrozzi was elected to the Football Australia Board of FFA in November 2018 and is the chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Football Australia Congress Nominations Committee.  He is a Managing Partner at PwC Australia and is a member of the firm's National Leadership Team.  Mr Carrozzi is a member of several Boards including: chairman of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Chairman of the Centenary Institute for Medical Research, Deputy Chairman of the NSW Institute of Sport and Board member of Western Sydney University.  Mr Carrozzi is a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia (FTI) and Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is admitted as a Barrister at Law in NSW.  

Mrs Amy Duggan (Director)

Amy Duggan

Mrs Amy Duggan was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 1 October 2019.  She is a member of the Football Development Committee.  Mrs Duggan has 25 years’ experience in various roles in football and is a former Matilda.  A communications professional, Mrs Duggan is a Journalist and Presenter for Win Television and has worked in the media industry for 20 years. She is especially fond of the time she spent covering the Matilda’s, Socceroos, the W-league and the 2019 Women’s World Cup.  Mrs Duggan holds a Commerce degree from the University of Wollongong and serves on several committees and sports' boards.

Ms Robyn FitzRoy (Director)

Robyn FitzRoy

 

Ms Robyn FitzRoy was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 21 November 2019.  She is a member of Football Australia's Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and chair of the Constitution Review Committee.  An experienced financial services executive, she is a former Executive Director of Macquarie Bank Group.  She is currently principle of a governance consultancy which she founded. Ms FitzRoy is an independent non-executive director on the boards of Diversa Trustees Limited, Gateway Bank and the Self Managed Super Fund Association.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Master of Arts from the University of Technology, a Diploma of Information Technology Business Application, Harvard University, a Diploma in Marketing Management, Macquarie University and is a Master Coach, International Coaching Federation. Ms FitzRoy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mrs Heather Garriock (Director)

Heather Garriock Profile

Mrs Heather Garriock was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 3 September 2021.  She has spent over 25 years in football with various roles across all levels of the game, and is a member of the Starting XI advisory panel.  Mrs Garriock is one of the most decorated Commonwealth Bank Matildas in history with appearances at three (3) FIFA Women’s World Cups, three (3) AFC Women’s Asian Cups, two (2) Olympic Games and a national championship in the W-League.  With a Masters in Education (Coaching) from Sydney University and an AFC A Licence, she has held coaching positions at National Premier Leagues, W-League and Commonwealth Bank Matildas level, as well as an appointment as the Vice President of Football Coaches Australia.  Mrs Garriock is the CEO of Australian Taekwondo, has been a television commentator and analyst for several broadcasters and held other sports management positions. 

Mr Chris Nikou (Chair)

Chris Nikou

Mr Chris Nikou was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 16 October 2014 and elected Chairman in November 2018.  He is the chair of the Referees Committee and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid Committee. Mr Nikou is a Senior Partner of international law firm K&L Gates, where he is head of the Corporate and Commercial Group across Australia and Asia. He was a director of the Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ltd until resigning on 19 June 2015 following the conduct of the tournament in January 2015.

Mr Stefan Kamasz (Director)

Stefan Kamasz

Mr Stefan Kamasz was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 25 November 2020.  He arrived in Australia from England in 1969 to play for Northern NSW club Weston Bears.  This was followed by a distinguished career as a football administrator, resulting in his induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.  The many positions held in football have included President and Treasurer of Northern NSW Football, Director Australian Soccer Federation, Team Manager Socceroos, General Manager National Soccer League, Acting CEO Soccer Australia, Chief Executive Sydney FC, General Manager and Director Sydney Olympic, General Manager Johnny Warren Football Foundation and Interim CEO Football NSW.  He was also General Manager of the Australian Baseball League.  Currently retired, he has a background in accountancy, having been a Registered Tax Agent, Chief Accountant and Company Secretary of Tyrrell’s Wines, Director of Chateau Douglas Vineyards and Managing Director of CSS Australia (a subsidiary of the UK sports marketing company subsequently acquired by the Stellar Group).  

Ms Catriona Noble

Catriona Noble Profile

Ms Catriona Noble was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 3 September 2021.  Ms Noble’s career has seen her lead significant growth and major restructures at some of Australia’s largest organisations including ANZ Bank and McDonald’s.  During her time with ANZ Catriona was responsible for key Retail Distribution channels to customers including the Australian Branch Network.  While her 20 year career with McDonald’s saw her play an integral role in the transformation of the McDonald’s brand in Australia, holding various positions including CEO and Managing Director for McDonald’s Australia and Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Ms Noble has completed the AMP (Advanced Management Programme) at INSEAD business school, Fontainebleau, MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management) Strategy & Business, MIT Boston Digital Business Transformation Programme and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Carla Wilshire OAM (Director)

Carla Wilshire

 

Carla Wilshire OAM is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia (MCA), Australia’s national research and policy institution on migration, settlement and social cohesion.  She has a background in policy development and Government Relations.  She has worked as a public servant and advisor to Government, principally in the area of migration and resettlement, including as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.  Carla is Deputy Chair of the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership, board member of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and a member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity and the Harmony Alliance Council. Carla was previously on the Settlement Services Advisory Council and the National Anti-Racism Partnership and co-founded the Friendly Nation Initiative.

Mr Tim Holden (Company Secretary)

Tim Holden

Mr Tim Holden joined Football Australia in March 2009.  He acts as the Head of Legal, Business Affairs and Integrity and was appointed company secretary in February 2019.  Prior to joining Football Australia, Mr Holden worked at Allens as a lawyer in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property department.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.  Mr Holden has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee since June 2019.