NSFA can confirm the election of four Directors to the NSFA Board following last week’s Annual General Meeting at Club Turramurra (Turramurra Bowling Club).
Mick Da Silva, Jacinta Martin and Dr Ian Plant were re-elected to their positions, while Dimitrios Gongolidis was elected into the fourth vacant Director position.
Dimitrios joins the Board having served 6 years as the Senior Vice President with the Ku-ring-gai & District Football Referees Association. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in marketing, sales, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement gained in banking/finance, telco, IT and government. Furthermore, he brings his 15+ years’ experience in both profit and non-profit Boards / Executive committees, assisting NSFA improve its governance and manage regulatory and risk profiles.
Dimitrios has a Bachelor in Arts (Macq Uni) majoring in History, Politics and Languages, a Master of Commerce (UNSW) majoring in Marketing and IR and a Master in Business Administration (MSGS Macq Uni) majoring in management. He is also currently the President of the Greek Orthodox Parish in Crows Nest and holds various political and board member positions.
Dimitrios works for global IT multinational Oracle as a Senior Director, looking after support for Australia and New Zealand. He is married to Tina who is a High School teacher and has two sons Nicholas and Dean, both involved with football as players and referees. He has lived in the District for more than 30 years and he has been both a player and referee for many years.
“The reason for getting involved with NSFA is the ability to enhance the Association’s role, so football remains the major sport choice for people on our District,” he said.
“This requires improved facilities, better engagement with stakeholders, improved acquisition and retention levels, improved perception of ‘value’ by players and growth of NSFA to become the most successful and largest Football Association in NSW.”
“Today players have many choices to make when it comes to what sport they chose to participate. I hope my joining the Board will facilitate players choosing football as their first choice. This requires great engagement and relationship between all participants, stakeholders (clubs, coaches, referees, parents, government, sponsors) as well as improved facilities, high enthusiasm and individual excellence and mentoring.”
“I will strive to ensure we met these requirements and we remain the dominant sport and first choice of all people in our catchment area.”
NSFA would like to thank outgoing Director Sarah Jenkins, for her contribution to the Board over the past four years. Sarah chose not to nominate for this year’s election in order to focus on her new role as President of Lindfield FC.
Gongolidis, Da Silva, Martin and Plant join Hilary Bingham, Simon Cox, Luke Dawson and Lee Sullivan on the Board for the upcoming year.
The Annual Report and Annual Financials for 2021 were accepted at the AGM and are now available for viewing – click here.
Featured image (left to right): CEO Edward Ferguson and Board Directors Dr Ian Plant, Jacinta Martin, Mick Da Silva, Hilary Bingham, Simon Cox, Dimitrios Gongolidis, Lee Sullivan.