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Staff Listing

Senior Leadership Team

Justin Rodski - Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Smith - Group Chief Operating Officer and Netball CEO

Frank Ponissi - General Manager - Football

Nick Haslam - Chief Commercial Officer 

Michael Christo - General Manager - Strategy & Corporate Affairs

Tayah Bot – General Manager – Marketing

Michelle Young - General Manager - People and Culture

Rhiarne Budge – Executive Assistant


Steve Pisano - General Manager - Finance

Ross Patison - Business Analyst

Penny Swanson - Finance Manager

Daniel Galea - Senior Accountant

Scott Ogilvie - Legal Counsel 

Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Paul Munnings – PR & Communications Manager

Sponsorship and Corporate

Daniel Cullinan - General Manager - Commercial 

Rennie Gilchrist - Commercial Manager

Sarah Cross - Commercial Operations Executive

Hollie Stone - Senior Partnerships Manager

Lisa White - Partnerships Manager (maternity leave)

Alex Fotopoulos – Partnerships Manager

Marketing and Digital

Oran Aziz - Head of Content and Brand

Brittany Denton - Digital Communications Coordinator

Darcy Parkinson - Digital Multimedia Producer

Ivy Whelan - Senior Designer

Micaela Schreiner - Graphic Designer

Consumer Business

Justin Dixon - General Manager - Consumer

Lucy Evans - Game Day & Events Manager

Virginia Cairns - Membership Operations Manager

Emma Loraine - Membership Sales Manager

Alex Kater - Membership Sales Executive

Steph Rogerson - Membership Sales Executive

Charters Harding - Membership Sales Executive

Rhys Contessa - Membership Sales Executive

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 - Director of Performance

Daniel Di Pasqua - Performance Coach – Strength

Marcus Kain – Physical Preparation Coach – Speed and Fitness 

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

Matt Barradeen - Training and Logistics Manager

Ryan Hoffman - Football Operations Coordinator

Houston Wade - Football Operations Coordinator


Brian Phelan - Player Welfare Manager

Peter Robinson - Player Wellbeing Coordinator


Dr. Jason Chan - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. John Brooks - Assistant Medical Officer

Dr. Matthew Ryan - Assistant Medical Officer

Dr. Tom Cross - Assistant Medical Officer

Dr. Rachel Taylor - Assistant Medical Officer

Dr. Matt Hislop - Away Game Doctor 

Sunshine Coast Lightning

Danielle Smith - CEO

Kylee Byrne - Head Coach

Christine Voge - Assistant Coach

Brian Hopley – General Manager, Performance

Matthew Williams - General Manager, Commercial

Georgia Galton - Community & Team Engagement Manager

Shellaine Le Roux - Finance Manager

Brittany Daniec - Marketing Manager

Jordan Bath - Game Day & Events Manager

Ashleigh McIntosh - Media & Digital Content Manager

Tyler Kerr - Membership & Ticketing Executive

Mykel Smith - Graphic Designer

Nelson Kahler - Video Content Producer

Dr Anthony Bedford - Performance Analyst

Mark McKean – Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kurt Lisle - Physiotherapist

Greg Craig - Physiotherapist

Dr Matthew Dwyer - Doctor

Kellie Hogan - Sports Dietician

Jason McGovern - Massage Therapist

Maree Hopley – Massage Therapist

Richard Fryer - Sports Psychologist