Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Barkley became Chief Executive Officer in February 2001, responsible for the management and operation of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz Stadium). Prior to this, Jamie was the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust from October 1999 and General Manager of the Sydney International Aquatic and Athletic Centres since opening in 1994.
He is a Director of the Bradman Foundation and the Sydney Cricket Club.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
He has 30 years experience in sports management administration.
General Manager - Corporate Services
Bernie Lamerton joined the Trust in 1984 after 12 years with the NSW Auditor-General’s Office. He was appointed to the position of General Manager in 1994. Bernie is qualified in accounting, having CPA status with the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
He holds the dual role of Chief Financial Officer and Trust Secretary as nominated in the Trust Charter. He is responsible for preparation of the Trust’s statutory financial statements.
General Manager - Human Resources
Jacqueline Cunningham was appointed General Manager – Human Resources in November 2015. She is responsible for leading the implementation of strategic objectives, providing counsel and advice to senior stakeholders, developing strategic people plans that address current and future challenges and leading a team of staff to ensure HR service delivery enables and facilities the achievement of strategic priorities at the Trust that are aligned to organizational objectives.
Jacqueline joined the Trust in September 2008 as the Manager – Human Resources and is responsible for Right to Information and Public Interest Disclosures. She has over 20 years' experience complimented by appropriate tertiary qualifications in all the Human Resources disciplines including regional experience in South East Asia.
General Manager - Commercial
Jason Hill joined the Trust in October 2000 as Sales and Marketing Manager. Prior to this he held management roles at The Tattersalls Club, NSW Rugby Union and St George Rugby League Club after beginning his career in sport and venue management at the South Sydney Rugby League Club in 1994.
Jason has a Bachelor of Economics degree with Honours in Industrial Relations. He is a board member of the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Ltd.
General Manager - Marketing & Membership
Jane Coles joined the Trust in December 1995 at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic and Athletic Centres and moved to the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz stadium in February 2001. She has over 20 years experience in marketing, promotion, branding, membership, segmentation, communications, and key stakeholder management. In May 2014, Jane was appointed as the second female Director of the Sydney Cricket Club assisting with the future direction and planning of the Sydney Cricket Club and the SCG XI membership group.
Jane is qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Honours and certificates in Marketing, Leadership and Event Management.
General Manager - Events & Operations
Patrick Wilson joined the Trust in late 2011, after 24 years experience at senior management level in professional sports organisations and venues. He is responsible for event acquisition, event delivery, sports partner contracts and key venue supply agreements including catering services, ticketing and merchandise. Patrick holds qualifications in Leisure Studies and Sports Management from University of Technology, Sydney.
General Manager - Media, Communications and Government Relations
Phillip Heads started with the Trust in April 2014 after a two-decade career in newspapers. Phillip was most recently the Director of Sport at News Corp NSW, during which he served as a sports editor and assistant editor of The Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. He has had a long association with the Trust first as fan and member and then as a sportswriter. One of his first jobs in journalism was to cover the Sydney Swans’ run to the 1996 AFL Grand Final.
General Manager - Facilities
Johnny Naofal joined the Trust in February 2016 as the General Manager Facilities and has over 20 years experience as a Facilities and Operations Manager in the service / venue sector, most recently as The Director of Building Services with the International Convention Centre Sydney and at the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SEC@GI) where he was part of the Executive team since 2013. In his position at the SCG Trust, he is responsible for the development and implementation of business processes related to strategic facility and operational management of Trust assets including Turf management and the annual capital works program to ensure the venues and facilities meet the future needs of NSW, the Trust’s sport partners and sports fans visiting the precinct.
Skilled in the management of large mass gathering and multi-site venues, Johnny has a broad range of venue operations including in FM Operations and security / safety, project management, facilities management, operational management, traffic and logistics management, precinct interface management and FF&E Asset Management. He has formal qualifications in project management, security / risk management and in business management.
General Manager - Strategy and Projects
Deborah joined the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust in April 2016 as General Manager, Strategy and Major Projects. This role is responsible for developing and managing the Trust’s strategic real estate projects, including project planning, stakeholder management, government liaison and contract negotiation. Deborah has 20 years of experience in equity and debt capital markets financing, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Prior to joining the Trust, Deborah held senior executive positions at Mirvac Group, Stonebridge Group and Babcock & Brown. Deborah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.