Trust Staff

Executive Management

Gerard Griffin
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Griffin brings to the Trust over twenty-five years work experience in elite sporting facilities and membership clubs, most recently at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCG).

In Mr Griffin’s role at the MCG, he has been responsible for all facets of event operations, catering and hospitality, security and terrorism management, sports precinct management and transportation, in addition the development of the MCG Precinct Master Plan.

Natalie Valentine
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Natalie Valentine has worked with the State Government of Victoria and the Kardinia Park Steering Committee to establish the Kardinia Park Stadium Act, transitional and governance requirements and business operations for Kardinia Park Stadium Trust as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Experienced in stadium and sports venue management Natalie has held positions of Precinct and Australian Open Manager with Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust and Manager of Simonds Stadium and Coordinator of Sports Venues with the City of Greater Geelong.

With focuses on leading business, people and change initiatives across diverse portfolios and events, customer experience, profitability, safety and security Natalie has a great drive and valuable experience to ensure the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust meets all of its requirements.

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Daphne Henderson
General Manager Finance & Corporate Services
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Ryan Peel
General Manager Marketing and Communications
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Ben Scott
Infrastructure & Projects Manager
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Matt McTaggart
Operations Manager
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Kirsten Blake
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Sabrina Hurley
Operations Coordinator
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Michael Soden
Contracts and Safety Coordinator
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Alex Watson
Operations Officer
Leonie Shaw
Events Coordinator
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Annie Glasson
Business Development Manager
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Rick Lane
Maintenance Officer
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Veselina Kostadinov
Human Resources Coordinator
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Ben Walters
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Chantal Law
Functions Coordinator
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Aimee McInnes
Digital Content Coordinator
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Brianna Cotter
Event Administration
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Cameron Kibbis
Finance Officer
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