Taskforce Executive

2008-09-26 09:49:16

Daniel Hanna (Chairman)

Daniel Hanna is the Director of Corporate Affairs at Federal Group. He has held a range of senior positions in both industry associations and the Federal Government.  Daniel holds an honours degree from the A N U (majoring in political science) and is currently a part-time PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania.

Hanna is passionate about the world game, having played for many years  until injuries forced his retirement.  His energy is now being directed towards chairing the goal of seeing a Tasmanian team in the Hyundai A-League.

Brian Downes (Vice Chairman)

Brian is the principal of BDA Consulting and has a background in sports science and exercise physiology. Brian has substantial experience in sports management and sponsor attraction.

Jason Garrett (Treasurer)

Jason has worked throughout Australia and has been a Director on a number of not for profit Boards in the
competitive sporting arena. In Hobart, Jason works for KPMG as a Director in the Advisory sector and is passionate about increasing sporting opportunities in this State.

Mark de Vries (Secretary)

Mark is a commercial law partner at Simmons Wolfhagen. World football is in Mark's blood, his father was a semi-professional player in Holland and in Australia played along side the great Johnny Warren. Mark started playing at the age of five and was coached by Ken Morton at Hobart Olympic. De Vries has come to prominence in the last few years as one of Tasmania's top squash players.

Martyn Wells (Media Liaison)

Martyn is a self-confessed football tragic, and brings a wealth of media savvy to the taskforce.  A long term presenter of Radio Fremantle's Saturday Morning Soccer Show, and a national award winning broadcaster, Martyn's contacts in football and media locally, nationally and internationally are continuing to prove invaluable to the taskforce.

John McGirr

John has worked within high profile corporations within both Tasmania and interstate. He has been involved in Tasmanian football for over ten years in both coaching at junior and senior levels and through playing over 200 games.

Ken Morton

Ken has an extensive background in football, first as a player with Manchester United and Blackpool, then as a coach in the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and Asia. Ken runs the prestigious Morton's Soccer School, which is recognised as a leading junior development academy.

Kim Griggs

Born in Melbourne, Kim grew up in the UK where the seeds of passion for the world game were sewn early on. Kim now calls Tasmania home, working as a project manager in the State Government, and also helps to keep the TUFC website running.