ChairMelissa is the Chair of the board with no affiliation to any person or club within the Taekwondo community. Melissa’s role is to ensure that the board operates according to the constitution. She is passionate about contemporary governance and organisational accountability. She believes good communication with all stakeholders is the key to a successful not for profit. Melissa is a physiotherapist of 36 years and holds multiple non executive director positions.
Darryl is a fifth dan Kukkiwon holder and is a second class International referee. He has been training in Taekwondo since 1989 and has been running his own club since 1994, with branches now at Tingalpa and Sandgate. Darryl is a law enforcement officer of 30 plus years. He holds the role of President of ATQ and is in his second term on the board. He completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Governance in Sport Program in October 2020.
Ernesto is a 4th Dan Kukkiwon holder and a qualified referee and coach. He has been training in Taekwondo since 2006 and instructs at Edge Taekwondo Brisbane. Ernie is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience and a fellow of CPA Australia. Ernie is Treasurer of ATQ and completes his final term of office at the completion of the 2021 AGM.
Michelle is an independent member of the Board and although she has no previous Taekwondo experience, she has a genuine and long standing passion for sport. Michelle is a keen long distance runner and has played Netball for over 30 years. Through this she has experienced the benefits of participating in both team and individual sports and is interested in ensuring others have an opportunity to do the same. Michelle is a qualified accountant (CPA) with over 15 years experience in accounting and management for local government and government owned corporations. Michelle is also currently serving as an Executive Committee member for her Netball club – Kedron Lions. Michelle is shadowing Ernie in 2020 with the intent to step into the Treasurer role following the 2021 AGM.
Kerry is a Branch Instructor with Reeves Taekwondo and also a Referee in both Sparring and Poomsae. She loves getting out on the mats and competing. Kerry has been training since 2000 after returning from an eight year break. What started out as her escape from normality has now become a family sport and a valued way of life, with many friendships forged over the years. Kerry has 25 years in the printing industry across varying roles throughout that time. She loves reading and spending time with family during down time from Taekwondo. As well as Board Secretary, Kerry is the Chair of our Tournament Committee.
Keith has been practising Taekwondo since he was eight years old and is currently a fourth Dan Black Belt Instructor. Keith has been a qualified sparring referee since 2009 and has competed in several local and international tournaments such as the Korean Taekwondo Festival and the Malaysian Open. He has also had the opportunity to partake in training seminars at the Kukkiwon in Korea. Keith has a great passion for Taekwondo and enjoys sharing his knowledge with new students. Keith has been on the Board since 2019 and completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Governance in Sport Program in October 2020.