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.

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 Heather Reid (Director)

Heather Reid

Ms Heather Reid OAM was elected to the Board of Football Australia in November 2018 and is a member of the Referees Committee and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid Committee. She has over 40 years’ experience as a football player, coach, manager and administrator from community to international level. She was CEO of ACT Football Federation Ltd (Capital Football) for 12 years from 2004 and General Manager of Canberra United in the Westfield W-League for nine seasons. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Sport Management and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Canberra. She has served on several boards including Women Sport Australia, the ACT Olympic Council and the Burns Club Ltd, and was on the Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ltd.

Ms Carla Wilshire (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.