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 business knowledge and commercial acumen was learned during his 10 years within sales and business development in the highly competitive and fast paced pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Damian holds a BSc (Hons) and Executive Certificate in High Performance Umpire Coaching & Management.
Damian co-authored the "Understanding female registration, participation and retention in Australian Football Umpiring" report with Dr. Victoria Rawlings (The University of Sydney).