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Our Board

Our Board


President

Mark Hearnden
PO BOX 27
Bardwell Park, NSW 2207
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333
Fax: (02) 9558 8799

An experienced operational executive who has held senior management positions across financial services, banking, and health care services sectors. Mark has extensive experience in operational and contract management, commercial lending and has also held senior roles in compliance and risk management.

Drawing on over 35 years of involvement in the game of touch as a player, coach, referee, selector, parent, and fan, Mark brings to the Board a passion for the sport, experience as a participant, and considerable business acumen.

“I believe that the sport is at a critically pivotal point in its history. I hope to contribute to its success by providing a meaningful contribution at the Board level, drawing on both my experience in business and in the game itself which has been an enormous part of my life.”

 


Vice President

Christopher Dolahenty
PO BOX 27
Bardwell Park, NSW 2207
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333
Fax: (02) 9558 8799

 


Finance Director

Roderick Hetherington
PO BOX 27
Bardwell Park, NSW 2207
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333
Fax: (02) 9558 8799

 


Technical Director

Ian Matthew
PO BOX 27
Bardwell Park, NSW 2207
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333
Fax: (02) 9558 8799

My background in the sport comes from around about 40 years of involvement. I have been a player, a coach, a referee and referee coach. I was the Director of Referees for Region 7 and moved on to being the Director of Referees for NSWTA a position I have held for about 23 years and am really still loving every minute of it.
I have also been a Board member for about 15 years (I think) and been at the coal face of the sport in this state as it has gone through many and varying changes.

Working on and with the Board has been and still is a great experience. Being a part of the direction of the sport holistically and seeing areas that have been planned come to fruition. Through the technical section I am working to ensure that NSWTA is the leader in the sport in all technical areas and has an ongoing succession plan so that this state challenges through every facet.


 

Independent Director

Liz Jackson
PO BOX 27
Bardwell Park, NSW 2207
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 9558 9333
Fax: (02) 9558 8799

Liz has a Masters’s Degree in education and is currently studying for her Ph.D. She is leading Global Capabilities – Education and Research for Sydney Catholic Schools, and in 2020 was rewarded with a global WISE Emerging Leaders Fellowship, the first Australian to receive the award.

Liz’s expertise extends in and beyond school in the design and delivery of innovative education initiatives. Liz is passionate about entrepreneurship education and promoting lifelong learning, emphasising the value of growth, relationships, and impact on self and others. She has strong views on the benefits of partnerships and how these can be beneficial in all facets of the community, including the NSWTA.

Board Meeting Summaries