Staff Members

 

Kristi Maroc

Chief Strategy Officer

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Kristi has extensive and varied leadership experience in the sports and health industries globally, particularly in squash, having worked with US Squash as the Director of Media and Public Relations, at CityView Racquet Club in New York as the Squash Director and Head Pro, and later owning her own squash club San Diego Squash & Fitness where she was Managing Director and Squash Pro. 

At US Squash Kristi led the marketing and publicity of the US Open Squash Championships, played a central role in the redevelopment and content of the US Squash website and social media, and oversaw the editorial content of Squash Magazine. In this role she worked closely with the World Squash Federation, the Professional Squash Association and the US Olympic Committee (USOC) on a range of strategic projects aimed at the awareness and growth of squash nationally and internationally, and also was appointed onto the USOC’s communications steering committee to increase the profile of squash during the Olympic bid.

Following a move to California in 2016, Kristi owned and ran her own squash and fitness business, San Diego Squash & Fitness, where she oversaw the entire business management and leadership, including revenue growth, strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement, business transformation, and overall operations. She also coached players of all ages and levels from beginner to elite.

Throughout her career Kristi has also been a correspondent and writer within the sports industry, and has interviewed hundreds of high profile athletes including Billie Jean King, Jahangir Khan, Ramy Ashour, Nicol David, Nick Matthew, Cameron Pilley, Andy Roddick, Joey Barrington, Steve Waugh, Kostya Tzsu, Brad Fittler, and reported on many high profile sports events around the world.

Prior to her time in the United States, Kristi worked in leadership roles with NSW Health, the University of Sydney, Special Olympics Australia, Australian Science Innovations, Havas Media, Network Ten, and as a journalist and producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Ms Maroc holds a Masters of Journalism, and a Bachelors degree majoring in Communications and Marketing. She is a US Squash Level 2 Certified Squash Coach, and an accredited Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

 

 

Jo Keegan

Pennant Administrator

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Board of Directors  

John Small

President

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John was born and educated in Sydney. He was inducted into the Army as a National Serviceman in 1968.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and spent most of his 3 years as a Staff Officer Engineering Maintenance Policy, Radar and Guided Weapons.

John spent 33 years with the Defence Organisation working mainly in the NSW Regional Office.  He was principally involved in the development of products and capability in industry for Defence, running projects and programs with a total present-day value of some $100m. 

Since 2001, John has been Executive Officer of Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Incorporated (AIDN NSW) and has seen the organisation grow from some three members in 2001 to over 150 today. 

In 2010, John was award the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to business and commerce, particularly through professional defence sector organisations.

John was the Squash Australia National Refereeing Director/Manager from 2002 – 2018.  In June 2018, John joined the board of Squash NSW as a director in July 2018 and became president in November 2018.  

Tim Toohey

Vice President

Tim is a handyman and service technician who discovered squash in his mid-thirties. Whilst never rising to great heights as a player, he nevertheless enjoyed competition in in-house club squash, Sydney pennant, weekend tournaments and Australian Masters.

Tim lives in the Blue Mountains and has been involved in running his local club at Springwood for the last 20 years. He is known for his enthusiasm for the game and has cultivated friendships with other squash people right across NSW and all around Australia. He has been a board member of Squash NSW for the last six years trying to contribute something back to the sport which has given him so many good times.

  Matthew Karwalski

Elected Official

Jay Kross

Elected Official

Jay Kross has been involved in squash in NSW for over 20 years. He moved to the country town of Parkes, in regional NSW as a teenager and had never heard of squash. He picked it for school sport and has been involved ever since.

Jay operates the local squash centre in Parkes, with his wife Judy and 3 young children. Jay is a Club Level Coach and also has his Certificate III in Business Management.

Jay is the President of the Green Shield Squash Association, Coordinator of the West- ern Region Academy of Squash and Coordinator of the Senior Western Pennant Squash Competition.

Jay has a passion for helping grow Junior Squash across NSW and assisting Rural and Regional Squash Clubs and players to grow.

  Jeff Pails

Appointed Official

Peter Sinodinos

Appointed Official

Delivering shareholder value through business transformation and performance enhancement, Peter Sinodinos has been involved in business operations for over 25 years. Peter has spent the last twelve months developing new business models for his boutique clients. Prior to that he was CEO of Snap Franchising, and before that spent  thirteen years concentrating on Large Format Retail Sales and Operations where he worked at The Good Guys holding various senior portfolio roles in Merchandise, Retail Operations, Store Development, Property and Strategic Partnerships.

Peter has held various State and National Business Development roles within International and local companies. An alumnus of the University of Canberra, a past Director of the LFRA (Large Format Retail Association) and a father of three, Peter is a keen Squashie having represented the ACT in the 1983 and 1984 at the Australian junior squash titles. He resides in the northern suburbs of Sydney and calls Thornleigh Squash his second home.