Football Federation Victoria Board of Directors

President – Kimon Taliadoros

Kimon taliadorosElected President in March 2015, Kimon has been deeply committed to football for over 40 years, as a player, a TV/radio analyst, club administrator, technical director, coach, accredited referee, volunteer and fan.

Kimon played during the NSL era for the Socceroos, South Melbourne, Marconi, Collingwood Warriors and Sydney Olympic, during which he became co-founder and inaugural CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).

Kimon’s qualifications include B.Bus, MBA (Melb) and GAICD and has worked in leadership and strategy roles in start-up ventures and emerging markets.

Director (Chair of Stakeholder Engagement Committee) Antonella Care

Antonella Care Joining the Board in March 2016 in a causal vacancy position, Antonella possesses an impressive education portfolio including a Bachelor of Urban Planning & Design; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Building Engineering; and a Bachelor of Building Surveying.

Antonella has worked in the corporate sector for more than 20 years and is currently Director of Connect PM P/L.

Antonella prides herself in having a strong understanding of governance and excellent working relationships with many Local Government departments.

Director (Chair of Football Committee) Sezar Jakupi

Sezar JakupiJoining the Board in March 2016 in a causal vacancy position, Sezar Jakupi has 30 years’ experience as an IT Consultant across Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany and the USA.

Sezar’s football experience is also extensive, having been a player, coach, administrator, Chairman and FFV Zone Representative.

Sezar is particularly passionate about increasing juniors’ and women/girls player participation, as well as contributing to the long term vision of Football in Victoria.

Director (Chair of Regional Committee) Ken Steel

Ken SteelJoining the Board in March 2016 in a causal vacancy position, Ken Steel has an extensive football portfolio including been a FFV Commissioner, Country Leagues President, Gippsland Soccer League President and a referee.

Ken has a particular passion for growing football in Regional Victoria and is the Chair of the Board’s Regional Committee.

Ken owns a consulting firm, working with clients in the water treatment, pulp and paper industry.

He also part-owns a chemical company with factories in Sydney and Brisbane.

Director (Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee) Nicholas Tsiaras

Nicholas TsiarasAccountant in public practice for 25 years, 15 years running his own business, servicing small and medium enterprises, in particular taxation and business advisory services.

Nicholas has a strong background in community sporting organisations as a volunteer and participant in football, cricket and athletics.

He has dealt extensively with local government and representative sporting organisations for over 20 years.

A keen sportsman, who still plays cricket and enjoys a “kick around” when it’s on.

 

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