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Staff Listing

Senior Leadership Team

Justin Rodski - Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Smith - CEO Sunshine Coast Lightning

Frank Ponissi - General Manager - Football

Ashley Tucker - Chief Operating Officer

Michael Christo - General Manager – Corporate Affairs, Government Relations and Community

Tayah Bot - General Manager – Marketing, Digital and Data

Daniel Cullinan - General Manager – Commercial, Partnerships and Corporate Sales

Justin Dixon - General Manager – Consumer Business

Michelle Young - General Manager - People and Culture

Rhiarne Budge - Executive Assistant


Steve Pisano - General Manager - Finance

Ross Patison - General Manager - Operations

Penny Swanson - Finance Manager

Daniel Galea - Senior Accountant

Scott Ogilvie - Legal Counsel 

Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Paul Munnings - PR & Communications Manager

Sponsorship and Corporate

Andrew McGuiness - Head of Corporate Sales

Hollie Stone - Head of Partnerships

Lisa White - Partnerships Manager

Alex Fotopoulos - Partnerships Manager

Matti Grant - Corporate Sales Executive

Marketing and Digital

Oran Aziz - Head of Content and Brand

Darcy Parkinson - Digital Multimedia Producer

Coby Schifcofske - Multimedia & Video Coordinator

Kasey Harward - Digital Communications Coordinator

Frankie Holzer - Senior Designer

 Jenna Mobberley - Graphic Designer

Michaela Berry - Marketing Manager

Lucy Evans - Retail and Merchandise Manager

Consumer Business

Virginia Cairns - Membership Operations Manager

Emma Loraine - Membership Sales Manager

Aaron Rizzatti - Consumer Engagement Manager

Sarah Cross - Game Day & Events Coordinator

Alex Kater - Membership Sales Executive

Steph Rogerson - Membership Sales Representatives

Charters Harding - Membership Sales Representatives

Rhys Contessa - Membership Sales Representatives

Football Department


Craig Bellamy - Head Coach

Stephen Kearney - NRL Assistant Coach

Marc Brentnall - NRL Assistant Coach

Aaron Bellamy - Development Coach

Ryan Hinchcliffe - Development Coach

Jonce Dimovski - Video Analyst

John Donehue - Defensive Consultant

Billy Slater - Specialist Consultant


Lachlan Penfold - Head of Performance

Daniel Di Pasqua - Performance Coach - Strength

Adam Basil - Speed & Athletic Performance Coach

Rob Delves - Statistical Analyst

Meirion Jones - Head Physiotherapist

Chris Tandy - Assistant Physiotherapist

Recruitment and Pathways

Paul Bunn - Recruitment Manager

Tim Glasby - Recruitment Officer and Pathways Manager

Geordie Bunn - Recruitment Video Analyst and Talent Identification

Operations and Administration

Regan Gardiner - Training and Logistics Manager

Ryan Hoffman - Football Operations Manager

Houston Wade - Football Operations Coordinator


Brian Phelan - Player Welfare Manager

Peter Robinson - Player Wellbeing Coordinator


Dr. Jason Chan - Chief Medical Officer