Good Governance | Integrity | Athlete Development & Wellbeing | Health & Safety
The AAA Board is made up of the leaders of
Australia’s major players’ associations.
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.Profile >>
Ross Xenos, has been the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) CEO and AAA Board Member since March 2015.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.Profile >>
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.