Football Victoria Board of Directors
President – Kimon Taliadoros
Elected President in March 2015, Kimon has been deeply committed to football for over 40 years, as a player, a TV/radio analyst, club administrator, technical director, coach, accredited referee, volunteer and fan.
Kimon played during the NSL era for the Socceroos, South Melbourne, Marconi, Collingwood Warriors and Sydney Olympic, during which he became co-founder and inaugural CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).
Kimon’s qualifications include B.Bus, MBA (Melb) and GAICD and has worked in leadership and strategy roles in start-up ventures and emerging markets.
Director (Chair of Stakeholder Engagement Committee) Antonella Care
Joining the Board in March 2016 in a causal vacancy position, Antonella possesses an impressive education portfolio including a Bachelor of Urban Planning & Design; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Building Engineering; and a Bachelor of Building Surveying.
Antonella has worked in the corporate sector for more than 20 years and is currently Director of Connect PM P/L.
Antonella prides herself in having a strong understanding of governance and excellent working relationships with many Local Government departments.
Director (Chair of Football Committee) Sezar Jakupi
Joining the Board in March 2016 in a causal vacancy position, Sezar Jakupi has 30 years’ experience as an IT Consultant across Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany and the USA.
Sezar’s football experience is also extensive, having been a player, coach, administrator, Chairman and FV Zone Representative.
Sezar is particularly passionate about increasing juniors’ and women/girls player participation, as well as contributing to the long term vision of Football in Victoria.
Director (Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee) Nicholas Tsiaras
Accountant in public practice for 25 years, 15 years running his own business, servicing small and medium enterprises, in particular taxation and business advisory services.
Nicholas has a strong background in community sporting organisations as a volunteer and participant in football, cricket and athletics.
He has dealt extensively with local government and representative sporting organisations for over 20 years.
A keen sportsman, who still plays cricket and enjoys a “kick around” when it’s on.
Director - Reiko Okazaki
Reiko was elected to the FV Board in March 2017. She brings legal and governance expertise as a barrister, mediator and a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee at the Victorian Bar, as well as an Attorney-at-law in the State of New York.
Reiko currently teaches Property Law, Equity and Australian Legal Reasoning and Methods at Monash University. She also serves as General Manager of the not-for-profit media organisation Right Now Inc and has been selected to participate in the 2017 Future Leaders Program by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Reiko grew up playing football in the United States and Japan.
Director - Hanife Ymer
Joining the Board in March 2017, Hanife brings over 17 years of professional experience across the areas of strategy development and implementation; marketing, business development and communications; internal and external audit (non-financial); governance; risk management and stakeholder engagement and management.
She is currently a Director within KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, providing risk management services to corporates across many industries.
Underpinning her professional experience, is Hanife’s experience (and passion) for football. She is an alumni of the Monash University Women’s Football Club and the Darebin Falcons Women’s Sports Club, the latter being where Hanife held both a general committee member and a player role, prior to be elected to the FV Board.