The Clontarf Foundation employs more than 400 men and women who are all dedicated to a shared mission of improving the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The Right People for the Job

Our academies are staffed with full-time employees who possess a wealth of life experience and come from diverse backgrounds.
We’ve been able to grow and impact the lives of the boys in our programme because as an organisation, we’ve been able to attract exceptional people who possess the right skills, have positive attitudes and can relate to our boys.

Whether it’s picking up students from their homes before school, preparing breakfast after training, helping out with homework, organising health checks or just having a kick of the footy – our staff do everything they can to make school as attractive and accessible as possible to get the best outcomes for our boys.



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Chief Executive Officer


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John Gillam


Senior Management


Gerard Neesham

Chief Executive Officer


Craig Brierty

Chief Operations Officer


Jane Conder

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary


Shane Kiely

General Manager - Partnerships and Communications


Liam Toner

General Manager – Development


Marcus Harrold

General Manager – Employment


Gavin Greaves

Zone Manager – Western Australia & Northern Territory


Brendan Maher

Zone Manager – New South Wales


Daniel McNamee

Zone Manager – Queensland


Mark Riley

Zone Manager – Victoria & South Australia

Regional Management

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Phil Docherty

Regional Manager – WA Kimberley

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Brad Cox

Regional Manager - WA North West

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Xavier Menagé

Regional Manager - WA Central

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Michael Lay

Regional Manager - WA Southern

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Nathan Baunach

Regional Manager - NT Top End North

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Brenden Petterson

Regional Manager - NT Top End South

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Shaun Cusack

Regional Manager - NT Central

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Ian Taylor

Regional Manager - SA

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Chris McDonald

Regional Manager - QLD Far North

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Nathan Perrin

Regional Manager - QLD North

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Andrew McDonagh

Regional Manager - QLD Darling Downs

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Mick Riddle

Regional Manager - NSW Hunter/North West

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Tony Delaney

Regional Manager - NSW Mid North Coast

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Dan Lewinski

Regional Manager - NSW Central West

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Dan Toner

Regional Manager - NSW Greater Sydney

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Ryan Woolfe

Regional Manager - NSW Southern

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Ben Djuve

Regional Manager - VIC

The men that manage the Clontarf academies that I have visited are the very best role models, always very caring and patient. They are always willing to talk about the success of the students and their achievements.

Aunty Jean Hands, Kamilaroi Elder, Singleton NSW

Want to work for Clontarf?

We employ people with a high level of passion, initiative and energy who come from diverse backgrounds such as teaching, trades, social/justice work and professional sport. Candidates with relevant experience working with young people will be highly regarded.

If you are considering a career with the Clontarf Foundation, click below to go to our Careers page and complete an Expression of Interest form.