Advisory Board

  • Antonia Beggs
    Acting Executive General Manager Broadcasting & Commercial, Cricket Australia

    Sports industry leader with 15 years’ experience in the delivery of global sporting events with a passion for ensuring consumer and fan engagement across all platforms of activation that a global sporting event can provide.

    Working in both Operations and Partnerships Antonia brings brands to life, and builds the journey of an exceptional fan/spectator experience.

    A strong advocate of growing the participation of women and girls in all areas of the sports industry - as a participant, a fan or an administrator.

    Antonia is a regular speaker on the changing nature of spectator experience and on the judging panel for Leaders in Sport Under 40 Awards.

  • Luke Girgis
    CEO, The Brag Media

    Former artist manager and record label A&R, Luke Girgis is the CEO of Australia’s largest music media publisher The Brag Media. He also manages influencers Simone Giertz and Christian Hull.

  • Rebecca Reed
    Partner - Sport & Consumer Services, Derwent

    An accomplished senior executive who has worked for national and international businesses. With such a strong passion for people her career has revolved around servicing and assisting people. From CEO of one of the most successful nursing agencies in Australia to a Partner at global executive search firm, Rebecca is drawn to opportunities that have high impact on individuals’ lives.

    Rebecca has built and managed several teams throughout her career, but has always maintained the highest level of client management. In more recent years this has been one of her main focuses, and has seen her become one of the most well-known and respected recruitment names for Executive appointments across sport and entertainment.

    Rebecca is dedicated to supporting individuals achieve their dreams. She is a strong advocate for women across the sport, gaming & hospitality industries; supporting them through the mentoring, advisory and education programs and as an Independent Director on the board of Women Sport Australia.

  • Ron Zubrik
    Partner, KPMG

    Ron is a Partner in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice and the National Lead Partner of KPMG’s Sports Advisory Group. Ron has been with KPMG for 14 years, and has extensive experience in the provision of advisory services to both private and public sector clients. He specialises in undertaking business and operational reviews, feasibility studies and business cases, market research and demand forecasting, and business and strategic planning.

    Within the sport and recreation sector, Ron has extensive experience advising on sports infrastructure projects from large stadia developments to smaller community sport infrastructure projects as well as the development of infrastructure strategies. He also specialises in the design and evaluation of sport and recreation programs, and in the evaluation of the economic, health, social and community benefits of sport and recreation.