The Board comprises of two appointed directors and six elected directors, one of whom is the Chairperson

To achieve the Strategic Plan's short-term and long-term objectives the Board has adopted the following strategies:

  • Leading, unifying and governing Taekwondo for all participants
  • Growing participation in all forms of Taekwondo
  • Engaging, valuing and developing our people and culture
  • Ensuring commercial growth and financial sustainability
  • Excelling in high performance

Simon Lew

Chairman

Appointed to the board 5 September 2019 and appointed Chair on 9 December 2020. Simon holds the position of Clinical Advisory Chairman and Dentist in Charge at HCF - Australia's largest Not For Profit health insurer.

chair@austkd.com.au

Hassan Iskandar

President and Elected Director

Appointed 5 September 2019. Hassan has a diploma in management and marketing and 15 years experience in sports administration. He also holds special responsibilities as MNA President.

Jean (John) Kfoury

Secretary General and Elected Director

Appointed 7 October 2017. John has diplomas in Business Management, Security and Risk Management, and Property Management. He also holds special responsibilities as the MNA Secretary General.

Graeme Hartnett

Elected Director

Appointed 5 September 2019. Graeme is a manager at KPMG working within Deals, Tax and Legal team. He has assisted organisations with compliance, due diligence, business strategy, employee engagement and cost minimisation strategies.

Leanne Cunnold

Appointed Director

Appointed 8 April 2020. Leanne has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry across Australia, Asia-Pacific and USA, working with enterprises and government organisations. Leanne also has a diverse business and leadership skillset in sales, marketing, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, process digitisation and transformations.

Keshena Waterford

Elected Director

Appointed 9 December 2020. Keshena is Company Manager of a large successful multi Martial Arts Organisation and has a well rounded understanding of core business practices. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Business and Administration Keshena has successfully represented Australia and competed internationally. As well as coaching internationally and officiating she has helped found the International Taekwondo Alliance, a global network of high-performance coaches and athletes.

Allan Malachowski

Elected Director

Appointed 9 December 2020. Allan is Director and Head Instructor at a successful martial arts club as well as having an extensive background in the corporate sector as a Chief Financial Officer. Allan has been involved in Martial Arts for over 40 years following in the footsteps of his father who was an accomplished boxer. Allan has pursued many styles of martial arts including Boxing, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Judo, BJJ and Karate; building up years and years of experience. As a coach Allan is highly regarded within the martial arts community as a leader producing some of Australia’s best martial arts athletes.