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Board and Key People

The AAA Board is made up of the leaders of
Australia’s major players’ associations.

Board

Ian Prendergast
Ian Prendergast
AAA Board Member
Rugby League Players Association

Ian is the CEO of the Rugby League Players' Association. Ian played 65 games for the Carlton Football Club from 1999 – 2006 and has a degree in lawfrom Monash University. Following his career at Carlton, Ian moved to Adelaide for two years and worked at GriffinHilditch Lawyers.

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Ross Xenos
Ross Xenos
AAA Board Member
Rugby Union Players' Association

Ross Xenos, has been the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) CEO and AAA Board Member since March 2015.

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Paul Innes OAM
Paul Innes OAM
AAA Board Member
Australian Jockeys' Association

Following a long career working for the ATO, Paul was appointed Secretary of the NSWJA in 1998 and then became the inaugural CEO of the Australian Jockeys Association when it was established in 2001.Paul is a qualified accountant, being a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).In 2011 he was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for service to jockeys.

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Laura Sigal
Laura Sigal
AAA Deputy General Secretary
AFL Players' Association

Laura Sigal is a lawyer and mediator with extensive experience representing athletes and performers and working for athlete and performer associations.

She is currently in  the Player Relations department of the AFL Players’ Association.

She holds a BA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a JD from Forham Law School in the US, as well as an LLM with honours from the Vrije Universitait Brussel in Belgium.

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Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown
AAA Board Member
Australian Netball Players' Association

Lauren is the Player Relations Manager with the Australian Netball Players Association.

Lauren played for 10 years in the National League Netball (Commonwealth Bank Trophy and ANZ Championship) for the AIS / Canberra Darters and the QLD Firebirds. She represented Australia in the Diamonds team from 2007 - 2012, winning a Gold Medal at the 2007 World Championship and a Silver Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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John Didulica
John Didulica
AAA Board Member
Professional Footballers Australia

A former professional footballer and PFA Delegate during his time in the National Soccer League (NSL), John joined the PFA in 2002 as General Counsel before later being appointed Chief Executive.In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the players and the sport John was awarded PFA Life Membership in 2008.

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Jacob Holmes
Jacob Holmes
AAA General Secretary
Australian Basketballers' Association

Jacob Holmes played 14-years in the NBL, retiring in 2015, represented Australia internationally and winning a Gold Medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.Jacob was President of the National Basketball League Players' Association for three years before establishing the Australian Basketballers' Association in 2015 becoming its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.He joined the Board of the AAA in 2013 and in January 2016 was appointed as General Secretary.

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Paul Marsh
Paul Marsh
AAA Board Member
AFL Players' Association

Paul Marsh is the Chief Executive Officer of the AFLPA, joining after a hugely successful stint leading the Australian Cricketers' Association. Paul is also the former Executive Chairman of the FICA, the international representative body of all professional cricketers and their associations.

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Alistair  Nicholson
Alistair Nicholson
AAA Board Member
Australian Cricketers' Association

Alistair is the current CEO of the Australian Cricketers' Association, taking the position in September 2014. As a professional sportsman Nicholson played 110 Australian Football League (AFL) games for the Melbourne Football Club from 1997 to 2006, including the 2000 Grand Final. 

 

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Committee

Jenna Handreck
Jenna Handreck
Communications Manager
AFL Players' Association
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