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
Chief Operations and Commercial 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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Ben Scott
General Manager of Projects
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Kim Forbes
General Manager - Stakeholders, Marketing and Communications
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Ryan Peel
Brand & Marketing Lead
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Matt McTaggart
Facilities & Asset Manager
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Kirsten Blake
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Sabrina Hurley
Project Manager & Security Services
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Michael Soden
Facilities & Asset Coordinator (Assets and Maintenance)
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Leonie Shaw
Events Coordinator (Workforce Management)
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Rick Lane
Facilities & Asset Coordinator (Logistics and Safety)
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Veselina Kostadinov
Human Resources Manager
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Ben Walters
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Suze Mackenzie
Executive Assistant to the CEO
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Cameron Kibbis
Accounting and Business Intelligence Officer
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