Get to know the people behind Parra Leagues
The President of the Board. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, Graduate Diploma of Marketing and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the highest level, reflecting his extensive experience as a Director, including; CricketNSW, Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Customers Limited (ASX 300 listed) and Bankcard Australia to name a few.
Greg is ex officio on all Board Committees.
Darren is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master of Laws and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His professional experience spans over 30 years and has included senior executive roles in finance, operations and strategy at Foxtel, Telstra and Optus. Darren is currently Finance Director for the NRMA, Australia’s largest member organisation and a Director of the children’s charity The Fair Fight Foundation.
Darren chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk Committee where his financial expertise and deep commercial experience in evaluating development opportunities is
Joy is a graduate of the Company Directors Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and member of Women on Boards. She is an experienced chair and non-executive Director with more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate and not-for-profit areas, in particular social enterprise businesses. Her recent community emphasis has been on social impact measurement.
Joy chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee where her broad experience contributes to the Club members relying on sound governance including latest trends in membership and social impact.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held senior executive roles for financial services companies in Australia, Asia and America for 30 years and he is currently the Australasian Chief Risk Officer for Swiss Reinsurance.
Richard chairs the Risk Committee where his expertise is vital to the Club’s license to operate in the challenging area of gaming. Richard is also a member of the Audit and Community Committees, and on the Board of the Parramatta National Rugby League Club.
Mark Jenkins APM
Mark is a former Assistant Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force having retired in August 2019. Mark was awarded the Australian Police Medal in the Australian Day Honours 2008. In addition to senior leadership and crisis management roles, he is experienced in licensing and regulatory issues, anti-money laundering and cyber security.
He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy (Charles Sturt University) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark chairs the Digital Transformation Steering Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee utilising his expertise in the areas of money laundering and cyber security. Mark is one of two nominated Directors on the Board of the
Parramatta National Rugby League Club.
Phil is the Chief Executive Officer of the MediaConnect Group, a media and technology business he founded and has grown into a multi-national business. His professional expertise encompasses business strategy and management, technology, data, media, marketing, and communications.
Phil chairs the Community Committee leading the Clubs’ vital Community interface and is a member of the Risk and Audit Committees providing valuable insights to member and community perceptions, social media and IT.
Sue has extensive senior management, governance and leadership experience gained over nearly 30 years in local government including 12 years as an executive at City of Parramatta and earlier with the not-for-profit sector. She has also held a number of previous Board positions including as a Director of the Parramatta National Rugby League Club and currently serves on the Western Sydney Local Health District Board.
Sue is a member of the Community and Risk Committees where her public sector experience and strong community networks are invaluable to the Club’s future developments.
Chief Executive Officer
Nikky Van Der Meer
Chief Financial Officer
General Manager People & Culture
General Manager IT
General Manager – Parramatta Leagues Club
Sam Lo Surdo
General Manager - Dural Country Club
Food and Beverage Manager