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Hockey Victoria - Board of Directors & Staff


Click the drop down links below to view the 2024 Hockey Victoria staffing profile. Each contact point will be found under the relevant department.

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Staff Roles & Responsibilities

Chief Executive Officer - Andrew Skillern (He/Him)

  • Key contact in relation to strategy and business development for Hockey Victoria
  • Key contact for all matters relating to Hockey Australia, the Hockey Victoria Board or Sub Committee queries including AGM, Club & Association Forums etc.
  • Key contact in relation to the strategy and future direction of HC Melbourne & their participation in the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.
  • Victorian Government relations.
  • Key contact for sponsorship and commercial partnerships.
  • Other matters relating to the future development of hockey in Victoria.

Phone: (03) 9448 2100     Email:

Finance Coordinator - Anu Giri

  • Key contact for financial reporting.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the budgets.
  • Responsible for the Tax obligations at Hockey Victoria.
  • Manage finance software and procedures.
  • Accounts payable and receivable management.
  • Casual payroll.
  • Credit card reconciliations.
  • Weekly/fortnightly payment run.

Phone: (03) 9448 2100     Email:

General Manager – High Performance - Lachlan Anderson

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • HV’s Player Development Programs
    • Operations of HV’s State Teams
    • Deployment of Coaches and Team Officials to manage the state teams. 
    • Victorian Institute of Sport to manage elite players workloads and training schedules throughout the year. 
    • Overseas playing opportunities for talented players

Phone:  (03) 9448 2150      Email: 

State Team & Athlete Pathway Administration Manager - James McCallum

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Operations of HV’s State Teams
    • State Team nominations process
    • Appointment and training of State Team officials
    • Interstate accommodation, flights and transfers relating to the travelling Victorian teams. 
    • High Performance Pathway Uniforms. 

Phone: 0488 221 858 or (03) 9448 2151     Email:

Education & Pathways Coordinator – Mili Arrotea

  • Assist with High Performance Pathway Programs
  • Assist Game Development Department with Coach and Officials Education initiatives

Phone:  (03) 9448 2111     Email:


Athlete Coach & Development Manager - Mitch Hayde

  • Manager High Performance Pathway Programs

Phone:  (03) 9448 2111     Email:

General Manager Events & Commercial - Ben Seccull (He/Him)

  • Key contact for HV Outdoor Events (Junior Country Championships, Senior Country Championships,  Junior State Championships & Hockey 5's Carnival) & HC Melbourne Home Matches.
  • Oversee all key HV off-field Events (Women & Girls Breakfast, Men’s Health Lunch, HV Awards Night & Business to Business Lunch)
  • Oversee ticketing, membership, merchandise and corporate Events for HC Melbourne
  • Assist with securing new partnerships for HV and HC Melbourne as well as management of all existing partnerships.
  • Oversee the Membership, Marketing & Communications activities of HV & HC Melborune.

Phone: (03) 9448 2110     Email:

Marketing & Communications Manager - Patrick Rebakis (He/Him)

  • Key contact for all Marketing & Communications initiatives across HV and HC Melbourne programs, including branding and media enquiries.
  • Oversee the servicing of sponsorship and partnership deals.
  • Manage the relationship with HA, H1 & MA’s for National Marketing initiatives.

Phone: (03) 9448 2102     Email:

Membership & Administration Manager - Steven Lee Fitton

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Main contact for affiliate revolutioniseSPORT support
    • Hockey Club Melbourne Membership & Ticketing
    • Hockey Club Melborune Player Sponsorship Program
    • Affiliation

Phone: (03) 9448 2103     Email:

Events Manager – Keegan Watson (He/Him)

  • Lead Stand Out Cup, Women & Girls Breakfast, HV Awards Night & GF Day Function
  • Support the delivery of JCC, JSC, SCC, HC Melbourne Home Matches, Men's Health Lunch and Business to Business Lunch
  • Provide administration & registration support during peak periods of the year



Content & Administration Officer – Greta Hutchings (She/Her)

  • Assist and support social media post and content creation for the HV and HCM social channels (e.g. scheduling, content design/creation, video & photo editing, social media campaigns etc.).
  • EDM and communication creation and distribution, including graphics and scheduling for HV & HCM programs.
  • Assist with event support and sponsorship servicing requirements.

Phone: (03) 9448 2100 Email:

General Manager - Hockey Operations - David Bourke (He/Him)

  • Key contact for:
    • LEC delivery and administration.
    • National Intergrity Framework
    • Affiliates in relation to support facility development.
    • Other matters relating to the future structure and offerings of traditional and non-traditional hockey formats.

Phone: 0429 414 799     Email:

Affiliate Support Manager - Amy Welsh (She/Her)

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • School Roadshow Program
    • AAA State Specialist school's carnivals
    • Club / Affiliate Developement
    • Northern and Southern Specialist schools' interschool sport program
    • HockeyEd queries and courses

Phone: (03) 9448 2140 or 0447771651     Email:

Competitions Coordinator - Damien Deefholts (They/Them)

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Officials roster delivered across HV’s Competitions and Events. 
    • Masters Competition Grading process fixtures, fines and match disputes. 
    • Term 1 and Term 4 Summer Hockey.

Phone: (03) 9448 2112     Email:

Competitions Manager - Charlie Perry

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Senior Competition Structure, fixture and season dates.
    • Indoor Club Championships & Club Competitions.
    • Junior Competition grading process, fixtures, fines and match disputes. 

Phone: (03) 9448 2111     Email:

Competitions Coordinator - Joshua May

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Junior Competition Structure, fixture and season dates.
    • Junior Competition grading process, fixtures, fines and match disputes. 
    • Under 8/10 Competitions

Schools and Junior Recruitment Coordinator - Rochelle Slade

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Sporting Schools
    • Teacher Professional Development
    • Roadshow Delivery

Schools and Junior Recruitment Coordinator - Joshua Irish

  • Key contact in relation to:
    • Sporting Schools
    • Roadshow Delivery

General Manager – Projects - Brad Vanderwert

  • Support & oversee outer suburban growth and regional workforce reform projects
  • Delivering against the ‘Hockey in Australia’ plan
  • Other projects (Geelong Legacy, Junior Competition Review, Foundation, Hockey 5’s)
  • Overcoming barriers to participation, retention and sustainability
  • Growing ‘Non-Member’ revenue
  • Providing strategic advice and support to HV Affiliates

Phone: (03) 9448 2104     Email:   

Regional Workforce & Development Manager – Jason La Rocca

  • Key contact to all 12 Regional Associations in relation to:
    • Identifying and developing workforce challenges & solutions
    • Shared services implementation and management
    • Growth & retention of volunteers & participants
    • Regulatory compliance

Phone: (03) 9448 2123 or 0437 035 812     Email: 

Outer Suburban Growth Manager – Dominique Bebbington

  • Key contact for all Outer Suburban project related matters specifically:
    • Identified outer suburban municipalities & clubs
    • Identifying and establishing outer suburban venue based junior competitions
    • Multicultural Ambassadors matters
    • Multicultural and Subcontinent specific projects  

Phone:  (03) 9448 2122        Email: