The Clontarf Foundation employs more than 560 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.


Karen Jones


John Gillam


Brian Tyson


Isaac Gibbs


Senior Management

Gerard Neesham

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Brierty

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Daniel McNamee

Chief Operations Officer

Jane Conder

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Marcus Harrold

General Manager – Employment

James Mcnamee

General Manager – Partnerships and Communications

Lee Stewart

General Manager – Human Resources

Chris McDonald

General Manager – Development

Mark Riley

Zone Manager – Victoria & South Australia

Brad Cox

Zone Manager – Western Australia

Liam Toner


Andrew McDonagh

Zone Manager – Queensland

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Ryan Woolfe

Zone Manager - NSW

Regional Management



Operations Manager - NSW

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Tony Delaney

Operations Manager WA

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Troy Gordon

Regional Manager - NSW GREATER SYDNEY

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Rhys Matsen

Regional Manager - NSW Central Coast


Patrick Edmunds

Regional Manager - NSW Riverina

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Vili Sirilo

Regional Manager - NSW Southern

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Mick Riddle

Regional Manager - NSW Newcastle/Hunter

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Adam McCormack

Regional Manager - NSW Mid North Coast

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Max Harvey

Regional Manager - NSW Central West

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Luke Stahlhut

Regional Manager - NSW North West

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Ben Djuve

Regional Manager - VIC


Karl Pirrottina

Regional Manager - WA Kimberley


Rob Clements

Regional Manager - WA North West

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Shaun Cusack

Regional Manager - WA Central Northern

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Xavier Ennis

Regional Manager - WA Central Southern

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Clint Ernst

Regional Manager - WA Southern

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Karl Lohde

Regional Manager - QLD South East & South Burnett

Matthew Hamdorf

Matthew Hamdorf

Regional Manager - QLD Far North

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Michael Lay

Regional Manager - QLD North

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Jason Fenwick

Regional Manager - QLD Darling Downs

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Ian Taylor

Regional Manager - SA South

Graeme Twaddle - Operations Officer

Graeme Twaddle

Regional Manager - SA West

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Rory Hood

Regional Manager - NT Central

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Jack Reagan

Regional Manager - NT Top End South


Michael Lee

Regional Manager - NT Top End North

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.

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.

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