The Executive have the day-to-day responsibilities for managing the Company and hold specific executive powers conferred onto them with and by the authority of the Board.

John Gradisar

Chief Executive Officer

John is responsible for the entire operations of the Company and reports directly to the Chairman and the Board. As CEO he has responsibility for implementing Board decisions and initiatives and maintaining the smooth operation of the Company. John is also Company Secretary and Board Secretary.

ceo@austkd.com.au

Hugh Eagling

Administration Manager

Hugh has primary responsibility for memberships and membership systems, member insurances, Kukkiwon certification processing, merchandise and liaison with the WTF for matters relating to the Global Management System.

admin@austkd.com.au

Smita Khakhar

Finance Manager

Smita reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for analysing and reviewing financial information, reporting financial performance, preparing budgets and monitoring expenditures and costs.

finance@austkd.com.au

Karim Dighou

Coaching Director

Karim has responsibility to build a taekwondo performance culture and lead and direct the High Performance system and pathways. He also has responsibility to develop and direct a team of Australian coaches to deliver the National Training Program, and work with coaches, athletes and the AIS to achieve a sustainable pipeline of high performance athletes and coaches.

karim@austkd.com.au

Ben Exton

Participation Manager

Ben has responsibility for the development of Taekwondo participation in Australia and fostering relationships with clubs to enhance their capability and capacity, including implementation of Taekwondo into the national sporting schools program. In addition Ben is also responsible the Company's media and communications services.

participation@austkd.com.au

Stephen Brown

Events Manager

Stephen is responsible for the overall management and delivery of all Australian Taekwondo sanctioned international and national competitions and selection events.

events@austkd.com.au