Meet our team

Meet our team

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John Swete Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

John commenced as CEO of the Association in January 2017. He has spent much of his career dedicated to nurturing and growing businesses of many shapes and sizes and is passionate about creating opportunities for not-for-profit enterprises to become self-sustaining.


In his previous role as a Business Consulting Principal with Crowe Horwath and EIS, John specialised in strategic and business planning, benchmarking, financial and non-financial performance reporting, and mentoring owners and CEOs of family and private businesses. His executive management experience also includes service as an officer in the Australian Army, Managing Director of two TAFE Institutes (Bremer and Moreton), General Manager of TAFE Queensland, Business Improvement Manager for PT Freeport in Indonesia, and a business training consultant with BTS.

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Kelli Chilton

General Manager (Services)

Kelli became involved with the Association as a university student in 1988, and her broad experience in the sports industry includes roles as development officer, educator, board representative, consultant and manager at state and national levels. She is committed to delivering quality sport and active recreation opportunities and building more inclusive communities.

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Edalina Dos Santos

Finance Manager

Edalina joined the Association as an accountant in 2002 and was appointed Finance Manager in 2006. She has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and is responsible for ensuring professional, accurate financial reporting to Association members and the Board; compliance with relevant legislation; and reporting to various government bodies.

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David Bartholomaeus

Sport and Recreation Manager

Photo of Jenny Frowd, Community Engagement and Education Manager

Jenny Frowd

Community Engagement and Education Manager

Photo of HR and Volunteers Coordinator Susan Solakovic

Susan Solakovic

HR and Volunteers Coordinator

Photo of Gym Coordinator Jacqueline Kelly

Jacqueline Kelly

Gym Coordinator

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Peter Sumpter

Regional Coordinator


Townsville Regional Development Officer - Donna James

Donna James

Regional Development Officer




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