Inclusivity, Respect, Pride, Commitment & Integrity

The Team

Leading, Partnering and Supporting Volleyball For Australia‚Äč

Meet Our People

Our team at Volleyball Australia are committed to a common goal of leading, partnering and supporting the growth in participation, performance and profile of Volleyball in Australia.

Get to know our team and find out what opportunities are available for you to join us below.

The Executive

Andrew Dee

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Marshall

National Performance Director

Clare Phillips

Chief Finance Officer

Paul Smith

National Pathways Manager

Vasanta Iyer

High Performance Operations Manager

Verity Hanka

Events Director

Nam Pham

Sport Delivery and Growth General Manager

Who are we

Corporate & Finance

Kate Walker

National Integrity Manager

Carmen Peak

Finance Officer

Lolita D'Souza

Finance Officer

Teresa Lloyd

IT & Administration Officer


Trent Clarke

Senior Events Manager

Max Vollebergh

National Sport Development Coordinator

Lindsay Chugg

Events Manager

Peter McCurdy

National Education Coordinator

Carrie McKay

Events Manager


National Participation Product Manager

Christine Gates

Events Manager

Aaron Pope

Event Administrator

Performance Administration

Anthony Jellicoe

Performance Programs Operations Coordinator


Performance Programs Operations Administrator

Jason Tutt

Athlete Wellbeing Manager


Beach Men

Michael Suter

Senior Coach - Men's Beach Volleyball

Simon Naismith

Beach Coach / Performance Analysis

Joey Yigit

Assistant Coach - Men's Beach Volleyball

Beach Women

Brad Tutton

Senior Coach - Women's Beach Volleyball


National Development Coach - Women's Beach Volleyball

Ruben Gale

Assistant Coach - Men's Beach Volleyball

Indoor Men

Dan Illot

Head Coach - Volleyroo's Men

Brendan Garlick

Assistant Coach - Volleyroo's Men

Lachlan Hinds

Physical Preparation - Men's Beach Volleyball

Indoor Women

Russell Borgeaud

Head Coach - Volleyroo's Women

Rachel Orchard

Assistant Coach - Volleyroo's Women

Nicole Hannan

Assistant Coach - Volleyroo's Women

Australian Volleyball Academy

Russell Borgeaud

Senior AVA Coach

James Begley

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Brendan Garlick

Senior AVA Coach

Marcus Tolley

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kat Chen

AVA Coach


Sports Dietitian

Emerging Talent

Josh Slack

QAS Head Coach

Andrew Schacht

SASI Emerging Elite Beach Coach


QAS Assistant Coach


NSWIS Emerging Elite Beach Coach

Dean Bielanowski

QAS Pathway Coach

Brianna Mears

QAS Emerging Talent Coach

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