Board of Directors

 

Mr Mark Bresciano (Director)

Mark Bresciano

Mr Bresciano was appointed to the FFA Board on 1 October 2019.  Born in Melbourne, Mr Bresciano played youth football for Bulleen Lions, before moving into the National Soccer League with Carlton. In 1999, he moved to Italian Serie B side Empoli, beginning a twelve-year stay in the country. In 2002, he moved to the Serie A with Parma, later playing for Palermo and S.S. Lazio. From 2011, he spent the final four years of his career in the Middle East, first with UAE Pro-League side Al Nasr and then Qatar Stars League club Al-Gharafa where he last played in 2015.  Mr Bresciano made 84 appearances for Australia, scoring 13 goals.  He played in three FIFA World Cups, two AFC Asian Cups (one victorious) and the 2004 OFC Nations Cup winning team. His goal against Uruguay in the 2006 World Cup qualification play-off sent the match to a penalty shootout which Australia won to qualify for the first time in 32 years. He previously represented Australia frequently at youth levels, including the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia and the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

Mr Joseph Carrozzi (Director)

Joseph Carozzi

Mr Carrozzi was elected to the FFA Board of FFA in November 2018 and is the chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and FFA Congress Nominations Committee.  He is a Managing Partner at PwC Australia and is a member of the firm's National Leadership Team.  Mr Carrozzi is a member of several Boards including: chairman of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Chairman of the Centenary Institute for Medical Research, Deputy Chairman of the NSW Institute of Sport and Board member of Western Sydney University.  Mr Carrozzi is a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia (FTI) and Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is admitted as a Barrister at Law in NSW. 

Mrs Amy Duggan (Director)

Amy Duggan

Mrs Duggan was appointed to the FFA Board on 1 October 2019.  She is a member of the Football Development Committee.  Mrs Duggan has 25 years’ experience in various roles in football and is a former Matilda.  A communications professional, Mrs Duggan is a Journalist and Presenter for Win Television and has worked in the media industry for 20 years. She is especially fond of the time she spent covering the Matilda’s, Socceroos, the W-league and the 2019 Women’s World Cup.  Mrs Duggan holds a Commerce degree from the University of Wollongong and serves on several committees and sports' boards.

Ms Robyn FitzRoy (Director)

Robyn FitzRoy

Ms Robyn FitzRoy was appointed to the FFA Board on 21 November 2019.  She is a member of FFA’s Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and chair of the Constitution Review Committee.  An experienced financial services executive, she is a former Executive Director of Macquarie Bank Group.  She is currently principle of a governance consultancy which she founded. Ms FitzRoy is an independent non-executive director on the boards of Diversa Trustees Limited, Gateway Bank and the Self Managed Super Fund Association.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Master of Arts from the University of Technology, a Diploma of Information Technology Business Application, Harvard University and a Diploma in Marketing Management, Macquarie University.  She is a Master Coach, International Coaching Federation. Ms FitzRoy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Director where she also writes and teaches on various governance courses. 

Mr Chris Nikou (Chair)

Chris Nikou

Mr Nikou was appointed to the FFA Board on 16 October 2014 and elected Chairman in November 2018.  He is the chair of the Referees Committee and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid Committee.  Mr Nikou is a Senior Partner of international law firm K&L Gates, where he is head of the Corporate and Commercial Group across Australia and Asia. He was a director of the Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ltd until resigning on 19 June 2015 following the conduct of the tournament in January 2015.

Mr Remo Nogarotto (Director)

Remo Nogarotto

Mr Nogarotto was elected to the FFA Board of FFA in November 2018 and is a member of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid Committee and is chair of the National Second Division working group and chair of the Heritage Committee. He is Managing Director of global advisory firm CT Corporate Advisory and is a Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He is a former Chairman of Soccer Australia, Chairman of the National Soccer League and Director of the NSW Soccer Federation. He was a member of the organising committee for the A League.  Mr Nogarotto holds an Economics degree from the University of Sydney.

Ms Heather Reid (Director)

Heather Reid

Ms Reid was elected to the Board of FFA in November 2018.  She has more than 40 years’ experience in football as a player, coach, manager and administrator at national and state levels. Ms Reid was CEO of ACT Football Federation Ltd (Capital Football) for 12 years from 2004 with additional responsibility for Canberra United in the Westfield W-League for nine seasons.  Her contributions to women’s sport and football were recognised in 2015 when she became a Member of the Order of Australia.  Ms Reid has a Graduate Diploma in Sport Management and received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Canberra in 2017 for services to student education and the University.  She has served on several boards and committees including Womensport Australia, the ACT Olympic Council, the Burns Club Ltd and was a Director on the Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ltd.

Ms Carla Wilshire (Director)

Carla Wilshire

Carla Wilshire OAM is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia (MCA), Australia’s national research and policy institution on migration, settlement and social cohesion.  She has a background in policy development and Government Relations.  She has worked as a public servant and advisor to Government, principally in the area of migration and resettlement, including as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.  Carla is Deputy Chair of the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership, board member of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and a member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity and the Harmony Alliance Council. Carla was previously on the Settlement Services Advisory Council and the National Anti-Racism Partnership and co-founded the Friendly Nation Initiative, which aims to link corporate Australia with the settlement community to improve employment outcomes for refugees.

Mr Tim Holden (Company Secretary)

Tim Holden

Mr Holden joined Football Federation Australia in March 2009.  He acts as the Head of Legal, Business Affairs and Integrity and was appointed company secretary in February 2019.  Prior to joining FFA, Mr Holden worked at Allens as a lawyer in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property department.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.  Mr Holden has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee since June 2019.