Craig has previously been a director of Volleyball Australia from 1996 to 1999 and was Chief Executive Officer during that period ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.” During his time with Volleyball Australia he was also the promoter of the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour from 1999 to 2001 and has been involved with the Northern Beaches Volleyball Association based at Manly Beach since 1990. Craig was a member of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Development Commission, World Tour Beach Volleyball Commission and was previously the Asian Volleyball Confederation Secretary for Beach Volleyball.
Craig was appointed President from 1 July 2013 following a career in law and private equity. Craig was Group General Counsel for Kerry and James Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings and a director of numerous of its investee companies and established its Asian private equity business, Arctic Capital in Hong Kong and Beijing. Craig was Managing Partner of Minter Ellison Lawyers in Thailand and a partner in Australia and advises leading US law firm Seyfarth Shaw as Chair of its Asia Pacific Capital Transactions Group. Craig currently holds investments and directorships on global mining companies, listed real estate developers, private student accommodation operators, Chinese technology businesses and is Managing Director of Telopea Capital Partners. Craig was CEO of Volleyball Australia from 1997-1999 ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games a director from 1996. Craig rejoined the board in 2011 and is now President of Oceania Volleyball, Executive Vice President Asian Volleyball Confederation and a director of FIVB, International Volleyball Federation.
Craig obtained an LLB with first class honours and the University Medal from Sydney University Law School and a first class honours degree and the University Blue from Magdalen College, Oxford University.
Phil Muller has been involved in Volleyball at all levels of the game within Queensland and Australia, more recently as a Board member for Volleyball Queensland and Chair of the Australian Volleyball Schools Event Commission. Currently Phil is employed by Queensland Department of Education and Training and is the Acting Manager for the DETA Sports Unit and is the Executive Officer of the Queensland School Sport Foundation. Phil was elected to the Board in 2009.
Anita has extensive experience of multi-sport events through involvement at both event, planning and bidding stages of previous Olympics in Beijing and Sydney and the bid stages of London and Rio. This consultative work has included work on both the Olympics and Paralympics and has been crucial to the department planning, especially in the areas of sport from scheduling, through to entries, sport production, organisational integration and results. She is herself an Olympian. Anita is currently Head of Sport – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Riad has been the AVF Finance Director since 1999. He is a member of both the FIVB Finance Commission and AVC Finance Commission.
Malcolm has over a decade of experience in middle and senior management roles with an international sales and marketing company and twenty years experience in public accounting practice, with 14 as a principal. He brings to the Board a wealth of not-for-profit-governance and financial experience having been involved either at Board level, in tax and accounting advisory or audit roles for numerous not-for-profits, including charities and sporting bodies. He has served as Chairman on State and National Committees for CPA Australia and currently serves on their Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence providing CPA Australia and its 180,000 members with advice and direction on current environmental, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance issues. He also currently serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations. Malcolm loves Volleyball, having played in the U20’s for Australia in the Pac Rim Tournament in 1978.
Anouk was most recently chairman of Moon Communications Group, an STW Group company, where she was placed for a decade, first as Strategic Director and then as Chief Executive Officer. With over 15 years’ experience in marketing and brand strategy, she has been central to some of Australia’s largest re-branding projects across a broad range of sectors including energy, finance, retail and airlines. Anouk joined the Macquarie Telecom Board in March 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Corporate Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Holiday Parks, majority owned by superannuation fund Sunsuper, which has more than one million members and $27 billion in funds under management. She has a BA, MBA (major in Marketing), AICD, AIMIA and AIM memberships.
Secretary General (ex oficio):
Mathieu joined VA in March 2013 as the Competitions and Events Manager and was appointed CEO in April 2014. Mat has a strong background in the management of diverse and complex projects and events. Mat was previously General Manager for Triathlon ACT and was an event planner for the London Olympic and Paralympics Games. He holds a degree in Sports Science and is completing a double Masters in Business Administration and Politics.
Welcome to the 2015 Volleyroos Supporters Club.
2014 was historical, but 2015 is going to be even bigger for our Volleyroos...
The men will compete in the Group 1 of the FIVB World League with the world's best, and the women will be playing the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time on home soil.
These are the two most prestigious volleyball competitions on the planet:
- Men's FIVB World League (Group 1). Home & Away with 2 games per round.
- Women's FIVB World Grand Prix (Group 3). Australia is hosting the finals with 3 teams & Australia for a total of four games.
The 2015 VSC membership includes:
- A seat at all events hosted in Australia! Wherever you go, you'll have a seat in a preferred seating area. That is a total of up to ten international volleyball games.
- A Volleyroos jersey replica.
Get a $100 discount before Christmas using the discount code "Christmas". Expires on the 26th of December.
List of events to be hosted in Australia:
World League Group 1: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Italia (World #4)
These two games will take place in Adelaide (Adelaide Arena). 29th of May to 1st of June (Game day/time TBC)
World League Group 1: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Brazil (World #1)
These two games will take place in Sydney (State Sport Centre). 27th & 28th of June (Game time TBC)
World League Group 1: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Serbia (World #8)
These two games are tentatively scheduled in Sydney (State Sport Centre). 4th & 5th of July (Game time & location TBC)
World Grand Prix - Group 3 Finals: Women's Volleyroos vs three pool winners
There will be four games on the 11th & 12th of July (Game time & location to be confirmed.)
2 semi-finals, a bronze and a gold medal game.
Not only will you get great value out of your Supporters Club membership, but you will also support your teams in their 2015 campaigns.
So come on, join in and support your Volleyroos.
Buy your Membership here.
Men's Indoor – HEAD COACH OF VOLLEYROOS
Following a historical season for the Volleyroos including the promotion into Group One of the FIVB World League, Volleyball Australia is searching for a Men’s head coach to take them all the way to Olympic success.
The 2015 season will present both challenges and rewards for an experienced coach. It includes the World League (Group One), involving matches at home and away from May to July against Brazil, Italy and Serbia. The Asian Championships will follow the World League, which is an integral part of the Olympic qualification.
Finally, Australia may take part in the World Cup in Japan, aiming at direct Olympic qualification.
The Volleyroos are ranked within the top 15 nations in the world following their performances at the 2014 FIVB World League, Group 2, and the 2014 World Championships.
The successful candidate will be offered a contract through until the conclusion of the 2016 Olympic campaign.
Women's Indoor - Barnard reappointed Volleyroos coach
The Board of Volleyball Australia has announced following its latest meeting the re-appointment of Mark Barnard as coach of the senior women's indoor team, the Volleyroos, for what's set to be a blockbuster 2015.
Barnard took over as head coach of the Volleyroos in early 2014, and oversaw the team's first ever appearance in the FIVB Grand Prix.
Although the Volleyroos did not win a match at the Grand Prix, the team lifted its International ranking from 100 to 46th in the World.