ChairpersonMark is an experienced Sport Business Manager, who recently retired and is looking to contribute to the Sporting Industry through joining State or National Sporting Organisations as an Independent Director. He has worked with National Sporting Organisations and other sport sector bodies to deliver and share expertise in Game Development and best practices for recruitment, retention and development of paid employees within the workforce and also volunteers. Mark retired as the Game Development Manager for Squash Australia late last year where he was responsible for participation, memberships, facilities and events. Previously he worked at the Australian Sports Commission (now called Sport Australia) for 5.5 years in roles as a Sport Advisor and within the Workforce team. In 2018 he was awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion as part of the Australian Sports Commission’s Physical Literacy working group. Mark completed the AICD Foundations of Directors course in 2017 and was a director of the Brisbane Men’s Hockey Association for 2 years following the completion of the course. His sporting administration career also has seen him operate as the Game and Market Development Manager of Queensland Cricket for 13 years where he was responsible for the management for five main functions of Game and Market Development: participation, education and training, umpiring, Indoor Cricket and Community cricket which included volunteers. Mark is looking forward to the new challenge of being the Chairperson for ATQ.
Stephen is a Sixth Dan Kukkiwon holder who has been a Taekwondo instructor since 1985. Many would know from his time Stephen as the Australian Taekwondo Tournament Director where he organised and oversaw the running of numerous events such as; 2018 & 2019 National Championships, 2018 World Championships Selections, 2019 Oceania Presidents Cup, 2019 Australian Open, and the 2020 Olympic Qualifying Event. Stephen is also a National NOAS Level 2 Referee, and Taekwondo NCAS Level 1 Coach.
Admin OfficerMaddy is a Fourth Dan Black Belt, the Head Instructor of Factor10 Martial Arts and an Australian Taekwondo poomsae referee. Maddy began practicing Taekwondo in 2002 and has been competing in poomsae since 2005. Maddy has represented Australia in individual, team and freestyle poomsae, with some of her major international events being a World Taekwondo Universaide, Commonwealth Championships where she received a bronze medal, and World Championships. Maddy also holds a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science, and a Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport, and is currently completing a Master of High Performance Sport. Maddy will be at our office at Sports House every Thursday, and will be contactable via email when not in the office.
Matt is a taekwondo parent and a Second Dan Kukkiwon holder. He is also a qualified referee and coach with both Australian Taekwondo and World Taekwondo Oceania. Matt is a Queensland Public Servant of 27+ years’ service and has extensive experience in change management, risk assessment and management, and emergency response and coordination. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an Advanced Diploma in Correctional Management, a Diploma in Project Management, and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration in Leadership. In his “spare time”, Matt enjoys bush walking and playing computer games.
Darryl is a sixth 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.
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.