Brett Rosebury – President
Brett Rosebury is in his 2nd year as AFLUA President. Anyone that knows Brett, will know about his passion is all-things ‘umpiring’. Brett began his AFL umpiring career in 2000 based in Western Australia, before relocating to Victoria at the end of the 2001 season. Brett was made a life member of the AFLUA in 2009. Brett is the 2nd West Australian to be President of the AFLUA after Grant Vernon who was President in 1995. Brett believes now this is his turn to lead the AFLUA and will strive to be a more inclusive association for all past and present umpires/life members, whilst continuing to build a stronger foundation from all future umpires that come after him. Brett has umpired over 400 AFL games including 8 AFL Grand Finals. Outside of umpiring, Brett works for Ticketmaster as Finance Manager – Operations.
Adam Wojcik – Vice President
In 2020, we welcome Adam back as a member of the Executive team. He is very excited about the new opportunity afforded as Vice President. He was previously an Executive member for 3 years 2016-2018. Adam began umpiring in the Geelong Football League in 1996 and has been a member of the AFL goal umpiring squad, based in Victoria since 2008. Adam is looking forward to working closely with Brett and the Executive, in providing quality strategic leadership and driving the association’s vision, to ensure the AFLUA’s members are well represented. As a leader, he values good relationships, honesty, transparency, good communication, hard work, and all whilst having fun along the way. For our association, 2020 will see some change. With the pending appointment of our new CEO, this is a great opportunity for us all to reflect on past achievements and look forward to new beginnings.
David Harris – Executive
2020 will be David’s first year on the AFLUA Executive. After being elevated to the AFL panel in 2o12, he wanted to move into a leadership role and contribute more formally to the Association and being the field umpires representative provides him with that opportunity. David is extremely excited to be able to work with and learn from the rest of the AFLUA executive and staff to keep delivering for its members. Outside of football, David works with AFL Barwon as their Umpiring Development Coordinator.
Michael Marantelli – Executive
Michael will join the AFLUA executive for the first time in 2020. He began umpiring in the Essendon District Football League in 2003 before progressing to the VFL and eventually the AFL in 2011. During Michael’s time on the AFL list he has observed and learned from several quality executive members who have represented the group with distinct. He looks forward to continuing their great legacy whilst providing a new, unique perspective on matters. Outside of umpiring, Michael is a keen athlete, regularly competing in events from the 1500m to the marathon.
Steve Williams – Executive
Steve is in his second year on the AFLUA Executive after joining the AFL list of Goal Umpires in 2009. He believes the next few years present an exciting opportunity for the AFLUA to consolidate on the great work of the previous Executive, in particular during the 2017-2022 CBA negotiation process. Steve will look to compliment his role on the Executive with his employment with the Australian Cricketers’ Association to drive great conditions for the AFL Goal Umpire group.
Rob Kerr – CEO
Dr Rob Kerr joined the AFLUA as CEO in March 2020. Rob brings with him significant experience in both the AFL industry and Corporate consulting world where his work focused on Leadership and Organisational Development. Having played AFL football and been an Assistant Coach to Kevin Sheedy at Essendon, Rob’s sports administration career began when in 1999 he was appointed Executive Director of Player Development by the AFL Players Association. In that role he established a world class
athlete support program, a first in Australia. In 2000, he was promoted to CEO of the AFLPA. As CEO he negotiated two Player wage agreements and the 2003-2008 AFL Players Collective Bargaining Agreement. He also delivered a range of firsts in this period including the Retirement Fund payments, Education and Training Grants and the AFL Indigenous
Stepping away from football, Rob worked with Harbour Future Leaders and Personnel Decisions International from 2005-2010 where he had the opportunity to work internationally with a range of Fortune 100 company leaders. In 2010 he returned to football as National Talent Manager for the Brisbane Lions and in 2014 he was appointed General Manager, Football by the Essendon Football Club. As GM he restructured the football department and contributed strongly to the Clubs efforts to rebuild respect within
the industry following the 2012 supplements saga.
In 2017, Rob left Essendon and became General Manager, APAC for the global Sports IT business, Edge10 where he rebuilt the consultancy capability of the APAC division. He was also Co-Founder and a Coaching Consultant with BKD Executive Leaders.
Rob was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney where he specialized in Psychology and Human Performance. As a performance psychologist, he has worked with many elite Australian teams, athletes and coaches. Rob also possesses a Graduate Diploma in Labour Relations Law from the University of Melbourne.
Peter Kelly – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Peter joined the AFLUA office in 2016 in a newly created position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. A former AFL goal umpire, Peter has an extensive understanding of umpiring and football issues. He has held the position of Executive Officer with the Victorian Football Umpires’ Association (VFUA) since 1993 and has worked in various local leagues in Melbourne. Peter has also served on the AFLUA executive committee as Social Secretary and was part of a committee which organized the AFLUA Centenary Birthday Celebration Ball in 2009. Peter is an Honorary Life Member of both the AFLUA and VFUA and has also been awarded a Special Award by the VFUA for his contribution to umpiring. Peter previously held a number of senior human resources roles with the Victorian State Government in a career spanning 31 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Human Resources) from the University of Iowa (USA) and a Cert IV in Personal Training.