Executive Management Team

Kimon Taliadoros - Chief Executive Officer


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.

Matt Green - Senior Executive Manager | Business Operations


Matt has extensive general management experience from corporate, consulting and government across a range of industries including sport and not-for profit, agriculture, local government, manufacturing, retail, construction, financial services, banking, automotive and contingent workforce consulting. He is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years in senior management roles, having successfully and evidenced with a clear commercial focus, driven the strategy, operations, finance, sales and support services of many businesses.

Prior to joining Football Victoria, Matt’s was the Chief Financial Officer at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. Preceding this, he was Chief Financial Officer with Entity Solutions and has also occupied the Chief Operating Officer role at Melbourne Football Club (AFL). Additionally he has spent time with Deloitte, Tassal Group and Arthur Andersen.

Matt has a Graduate Diploma (ICAA) from ICAA Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts from University of Melbourne and thrives on the challenge of developing high performing teams and collaborating to lead organisations through their evolution.

Karen Pearce - Executive Manager | Growth & Inclusion


As Executive Manager of Growth & Inclusion, Karen is responsible for leading change across the whole football landscape. With 20 years’ experience as a sport executive, Karen has championed the inclusion investment and earned respect throughout government, sport and corporates for her vision, forethought and ability to influence and assist others to see diversity and inclusion as a business model.

Karen understands the structures, capacity, accountabilities and complexities in sport and how diversifying your business can improve efficiency, effectiveness, growth and an understanding of the guiding principle that it is everyone’s right to participate in sport regardless of who, what or how.