2017 Board Director Nominations

AT

17 September 2017

The following nominations were received by the Nominations Committee by the closing time of 5:00pm on Saturday 9 September 2017. These nominations will be put forward to the State Delegates to vote on at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 7 October 2017.

 

Di RENZO Raffaele 
(WA)

 

 

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Currently on AT board and is Secretary General.
  • Lawyer -­‐ partner in own law firm.
  • Extensive Taekwondo Experience.
  • Runs a Club registered with AT.

Candidate Statement

I will strive to:  

  1. Drive the core business of AT (Taekwondo for all -­‐   from high performance athletes to club level participation)  forward post the merger transition period with a view to achieving a financially sustainable and secure National Sporting Organisation that is less reliant on ASC funding;   
  2. Review the membership model of AT with a view to developing an attractive value add proposition to ensure that all categories of members receive tangible membership benefits making membership to AT desirable to all; and
  3. Make a positive impact on the ongoing development  of goodwill and the reputation of Taekwondo and AT both in the eyes of the members and other national and international  NSOs.

HARTNETT Graeme 
(WA)

 

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Currently on STWA Sparring Committee, and would have to resign if elected to AT Board as per AT’s constitution.
  • Financial Experience – consultant at PwC. 
  • Extensive Taekwondo Experience.  
  • Runs a Club registered with AT.

Candidate Statement

My educational background of economics and finance, combined with practical experience in the tax, legal and the not-­for-­profit space at PwC, the world's largest professional services firm. These experiences will allows me to use knowledge I have gained for the betterment of Taekwondo in Australia.

Having been involved with Taekwondo for 29 years, I am passionate about both the sporting and traditional aspects of the martial art. I am a 6th Dan black belt and have represented Australia as both Athlete and Coach, as well as served on the Sparring Performance Committee in Western Australia. In addition, I instruct and manage a number of Taekwondo clubs in Western Australia. These clubs cater for all students, from grass-­‐roots to high performance athletes, as well as traditional Taekwondo students from ages 4 – 65 years.

Having necessary commercial qualifications combined with extensive Taekwondo experience, I can bring a diverse and modern voice to the board.

 

KALAITZIS Nontis
(NSW)

 

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Chartered Accountant – has own practice.
  • Good Taekwondo Experience.
  • Runs a Club registered with AT.

Candidate Statement

Have been involved in Taekwondo for over 33 Years.

Own a successful public practice tax and accounting firm business.

Have Experience in dealing with clients in public practice business for tax and business. Believe in moral values – Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty.


KFOURY Jean
(SA)

 

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Currently on STSA Board and would have to resign if elected to AT Board, as per AT’s constitution.
  • Runs a Club registered with AT.
  • Extensive Taekwondo Experience.

Candidate Statement

I have an extensive and long association with Taekwondo since 1975 until today including many important and influential ties with Taekwondo instructors not only here in Australia, but also overseas in countries such as Lebanon, Canada, Spain to say nothing of my links to many in Korea.

My highly developed verbal and interpersonal skills will certainly fulfil the need of the position, I apply myself willingly, whenever the opportunity permits, to promote Taekwondo Community.   Teaching Police/ security/ Nurses/ Doctors seminars Taekwondo Self-defence.  And recently I have had the added opportunity to contribute even more meaningfully  in SA as an elected Board member, where my suggestions have been taken up enthusiastically.


KHALIL Ali
(NSW)

 


Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Former STNSW Board Member.
  • Runs a Club registered with AT.
  • International  Coach with extensive international  experience.
  • Former AIS Technical Lead for Taekwondo.
  • •Potential conflict of interest in carrying out director’s duties if he has National Team responsibilities.

Candidate Statement

I have been involved in coaching taekwondo at elite international  level for 7 years.  I am extremely passionate about bringing all my experiences and filtering it through to club, state and national levels.

While working with Australia’s coaches I also hope to develop and build my own knowledge and constantly evolve as Taekwondo progresses.  I aim to help coaches build revenues and memberships  at their clubs.  My priority will be to increase the participation  of taekwondo amongst young Australians by developing and implementing  Taekwondo in the school curriculums.


MAGABLEH Maher
(NSW)

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Business experience.
  • International  Referee.
  • Travels overseas extensively.
  • Involved in WT Humanitarian  foundation.
  • Recently re-­joined AT after being a WT GOL holder.
  • Potential conflict of interest in carrying out director’s duties if he continues to sponsor Australian athletes.

Candidate Statement

My vision is to develop Australian Taekwondo to catch up with the rest of the World.  I’ve seen the programs and federations amongst the rest of the world and want to bring my experience to the Australian Federation.

I am particularly passionate about dealing with the youth in the sport and helping out there.

I want to ensure that our youth team is prepared for the 2019 World Cadet Championships  in Sydney.  I am also passionate about helping club owners grow their business and promote Taekwondo to the broader Australian Community.


MARTON Caroline
(Vic)

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • Former Taekwondo Australia Athletes Commission member.
  • Runs a club registered with AT.
  • International  athlete with two siblings still competing internationally.
  • Potential conflict of interest in carrying out director’s duties if remains a representative  athlete.

Candidate Statement

I am passionate about taekwondo and seeing Australia as a top fighting country and I want every Australian to know what taekwondo is and see martial arts as just as important as learning swimming. I want Taekwondo to be seen by Australian's as a life skill and a complementary  sport. I have been involved at all levels of taekwondo, from grass roots to elite level to running a taekwondo school, to running community taekwondo programs. I have a degree in International  Studies (Political Science), and completed my honours degree in Politics. I am currently completing my Juris Doctor and I have taken Corporate Governance Units as well as Mediation and International  Commercial Arbitration. I was selected to represent Monash at the International  Chamber of Commerce-  International  Commercial Arbitration competition in 2017. I have a Blue Award from Monash University (2006). I am passionate about Corporate Governance and being part of making Taekwondo a leading Sporting Body in Australia. I believe that AT needs to work with the State bodies and creating an organisation for all taekwondo practitioners.

 

MIKATIS Danny
(NSW)

 

Nominations Committee Assessment (opinion)

  • Meets Nomination Criteria.
  • On Board of a Not for Profit organisation.
  • Contributed to a range of community initiatives.
  • Good Taekwondo Experience

Candidate Statement
I was a NSW Police Officer for 17 Years, and have trained police and military in self-­defence.

I received the Commissioners  medal of courage and numerous other awards.  This year I was awarded the Community Fellowship by the University of Western Sydney, for outstanding contribution in social impact to Western Sydney.  I was a Director of an Internationals  relief agency and Australia Charity -­Ausrelief.  I am now the Head of Australian Operations and the Chief of Security.  I have been working for the community in not-­for-­profits for over 20 years.

I believe my unique experience and strong networks will bring value to the Australian Taekwondo Directorship.

 

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