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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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Prataal Raj
Prataal Raj
AAA Board Member
Rugby Union Players' Association

Prataal Raj joined RUPA as Chief Executive Officer in November 2018, the fourth CEO in RUPA's history.Prataal has significant sports administration experience having worked at International Management Group, the International Cricket Council, and more recently as Secretary General of the Formula One Promoters Association and the General Manager – Strategy and Contracts at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.He possesses a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University

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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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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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Kathryn Harby-Williams
Kathryn Harby-Williams
AAA Board Member
Australian Netball Players' Association

Kathryn is the Head of ANPA and a founder of the Association.
One of the most successful players of her era, Kathryn represented Australia for twelve years (95 caps) in her usual positions of goal defence and wing defence, including four years as captain from 2000 to 2003. She was victorious at two World Championships in 1995 and 1999, and part of the team winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002.

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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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