Damian draws on his wealth of experience officiating (including being named an Outstanding Official in New South Wales), coaching and managing officiating programs at all levels - from grassroots to professional competitions. He has also held leadership positions at both SSO and NSO level.
His commercial knowledge and business acumen was learned during his 10 years within business development in the fast paced medical sales industry.
Damian holds a BSc (Hons) and Executive Certificate in High Performance Umpire Coaching & Management.
He is currently undertaking the La Trobe Business School Leadership Professional Development Program and is co-investigator for the research project "Understanding female registration, participation and retention in Australian Football Umpiring" collaborating with the University of Sydney.