Brett Rosebury – President
Brett Rosebury is in his 3rd year as AFLUA President. Brett began his AFL umpiring career in 2000 based in Western Australia, before relocating to Victoria at the end of the 2001 season. Brett has umpired over 400 AFL games including 8 AFL grand finals. Brett is the second West Australian to be President of the AFLUA after Grant Vernon who was President in 1995. Brett was made a life member of the AFLUA in 2009. Outside of umpiring, Brett works for Ticketmaster as Finance Manager – Operations.
Adam Wojcik – Vice President
Adam is in his second year as a member of the Executive team after serving for 3 years (2016-2018) as the Goal Umpire Representative. 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 has umpired 249 AFL games including 4 AFL grand finals.
David Harris – Executive – Field Umpire Representative
2021 is David’s second year on the AFLUA Executive. After being elevated to the AFL panel in 2012, 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 has umpired 146 AFL games including one final. Outside of football, David is a self-employed painter and decorator.
Michael Marantelli – Executive – Boundary Umpire Representative
Michael returns to the AFLUA executive for his second year in 2021. 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 Michael has umpired 236 AFL matches including 4 AFL grand finals. Outside of umpiring, Michael is a keen athlete, regularly competing in events from the 1500m to the marathon.
Steve Piperno – Executive – Goal Umpire Representative
Steve is joining the AFLUA Executive for the first time. Steve progressed through the VFL before being appointed to the AFL list in 2015. He has since umpired 108 AFL games including the last three AFL grand finals. During his time with the VFL, Steve served on the VFUA Executive with two years as vice-president before taking on the role of president in 2014. Outside of football, Steve works for Endeavour Group as an Analyst.
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 – Manager, Operations and Member Engagement
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 held the position of Executive Officer with the Victorian Football Umpires’ Association (VFUA) from 1993 to 2020 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 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.