Board Nominations


30 September 2016

The following nominations were received by the Nominations Committee by the closing time of 5:00pm on Saturday 24 September 2016. These nominations will be put forward to the State Delegates to vote on at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22 October 2016.

Bilal Elmowy

I have been practicing Taekwondo for 44 years, during which time I have come to appreciate everything that Taekwondo Stands for.  I have run a club since 1979 and am still going strong; expanding both nationally and internationally.  Currently in my club I have 150 students and have other clubs affiliated with me as well as many instructors to assist me.

To achieve satisfaction in life one must have integrity, honesty and self-discipline.  Taekwondo philosophy of control and self-discipline assists in shaping the character of the individual.  As they say Taekwondo for Self, Community and Country.  I have a strong community engagement and believe in giving back to the Community, therefore have always participated in community activities by being a mentor to the younger generation using Taekwondo.  I have held many Taekwondo clubs in various districts therefore I am well known throughout the Taekwondo Community as achiever.  I have been involved in arranging many local tournaments amongst different clubs as well as organising international tournaments. 

My past experience with NSW taekwondo committee will bring much gained knowledge to STAL National Board.  I will work with all members of the Board to achieve the best goals for Australia Taekwondo and be a participant of a highly achieving Board by working as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes.  This in turn will form a strong foundation to unite Taekwondo in Australia to become a strong force and achieve an increasing number of competitors, allowing Australia to compete on the World stage for medals.

Graeme Hartnett

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

I have been involved in Taekwondo for 28 years.  I am passionate about both the sporting and traditional aspects of the martial art.  I am a 6th Dan black belt and I have represented Australia as both an athlete and a coach, as well as serving on the sparring performance committee in STWA.  In addition I instruct and manage a number of Taekwondo clubs in WA.  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.

Hassan Iskandar

I have served the Australian Taekwondo Community at both a state and national level in various capacities for over twenty years. During this period I established good relationships with Australian athletes, coaches and member state bodies. In addition I have also forged a strong network of key stakeholders such as the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Olympic Committee, Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation.

Allied to the above, are the good relationships that I have with Taekwondo bodies throughout Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

I was one of the key advocates for reuniting the Australian Taekwondo family and worked hard with the relevant sporting authorities and the Taekwondo community to help bring this merger to fruition.  I continue to strive to make our Australian sporting organisation strong and relevant on the world stage.

I worked closely with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to develop a new constitution for the national sporting organisation that meets the criteria and standard of the ASC and governance excellence, and also complies with ASIC’s guidelines.
I am a strong believer of a transparent, democratic and inclusive National Sports Organisation that meets and strives to exceed the expectations of its members and stakeholders.  I am also dedicated to ensuring that the ideal culture and values are instilled in STAL to ensure a harmonious organisation and to make Taekwondo the martial art and sport of choice for all Australians.

Chong Won Lee

I am fully committed to the development, progression and longevity of STAL, it’s mission and programs.  I am proud that strategic thinking is a very strong character trait.  I have very well developed skills in strategic sponsorship potential and development, and the importance of strong, relevant marketing.  I believe as an elected representative, communication, transparency and engagement is key to effective interactions with both members, stakeholders and the wider Taekwondo Community.

Simon Lew

I believe a director of the STAL Board needs to have an engaging and collaborative leadership style, superior martial arts passion, belief in high quality service provision in the martial arts industry, martial arts industry vision, and experience in governance, community sport and participation. 

I pride myself in being able to deliver these goals for the role of director, with the skills I have gained from my current two jobs as Assistant Instructor at Spirit Taekwondo and Clinical Advisory Chairman and Dentist in Charge at HCF - Australia's largest Not For Profit health insurer.

I have also recently completed my Certificate in Directorship – Foundations with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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