Our Administration Team
Chief Executive Officer
Passionate about community, viability and sustainability, Richard brings a new insight and drive to the team to push the Ipswich Jets into a new era.
With over 15 years executive experience working with charities, leading high level fundraising teams, and multimillion dollar budgets, Richard sees a bright future for the Ipswich Jets as a leader within both the local and rugby league communities.
Already incorporating successful initiatives in 2019, 2020 will focus on the commercial success of the Ipswich Jets and strengthen its financial sustainability as a brand.
Known as a passionate supporter of the community, Nicole has over 10 years experience with the Ipswich Jets Brand and has worked with a multitude of sponsors and community groups to achieve their goals and more.
Known as a change agent, Nicole has created successful initiatives that have created additional revenue streams that continue to push the Jets to the front as the leaders within the QRL.
Known for her friendly smile and loyalty, Nicole represents to a tee what it is to a be a Jet.
Football Operations and Senior Digital Manager
Justine is our Football Operations and Senior Digital Manager and is an integral part of the Ipswich Jets. In her third season with the Jets, she ensures the Jets are compliant with all the requirements needed to participate in the Queensland Rugby League State Competition. Justine has a background in logistics and team management and interacts daily with our Coaches, players, support staff and internal administration team to ensure everything on and off the rugby league field is completed. She is responsible to ensure the Jets kick off game day as a professional and compliant rugby league club. Justine also is also responsible for the digital side of the business, creating innovative and creative marketing items for socials and print media to promote the Jets. Justine is a passionate rugby league fan and is committed to the Jets and is an important member of the Jets family.
Melissa is a pivotal member of the team who creates memorable events and innovative game day experiences to engage with our fans on multiple levels.
Always approaching her work with positivity and creativeness the Ipswich Jets are lucky to have somebody with such devotion as part of the team.
With over 15 years’ experience working full time across a wide range of areas in Rugby League, Steve has relished the opportunity to be associated with the Ipswich Jets brand. Steve’s development role at the Jets allows him to continue his passion for growing the game and in particular the Ipswich area. Well known throughout the rugby league community, Steve has set out to support those in club land, The local League, secondary school league programs and the wider community, with a view to creating opportunities for all our local players and staff to progress.
Wellbeing and Education Officer
Josh has been with the Ipswich Jets since 2015 and initially starting in a volunteer role as the club chaplain. A position birthed from an unfortunate tragedy and forth sight of then CEO Wayne Wendt, which has now grown into the paid position of Wellbeing and Education Officer. Still with the same heart for looking after the players and their families, the role has been formalised with the support of the NRL to the paid position that it is today. Looking after the players wellbeing off the field is of the upmost importance for the Jets. Having our players leave our club, not just as great footy players but all round great men is our passion.
Although new to the role, Josie is no stranger to football, with 3 children of her own playing Junior League as well as her cousin playing for the Jets in the Ipswich Super Cup. Being passionate about the development and growth of Rugby League within Ipswich, the role of Administration Assistant is the perfect position for her. This role enables Josie to work closely and assist with all members of this innovative and experienced team. Josie is extremely excited to be a part of the growth and success of the Jets.
Our Head Coaches
Savige Pest Control Intrust Super Cup Ipswich Jets Head Coach
This is Keiron inaugural year of being Head Coach of the Intrust Super Cup team. Keiron has been Assistant Coach with the team since 2016 after playing 6 years at Jets. He was selected in the 2014 QLD residents team and was our 2015 Intrust cup state and national winning captain.
USQ Hastings Deering Colts Ipswich Jets Head Coach
Brendon is a former Jet who’s playing career spans over 10 seasons with the Jets. Brendon stepped into coaching with the North’s women’s team in 2016, before becoming the Head Coach of our Colts in 2017 till today.
Red Hill Hire Mal Meninga Cup Ipswich Jets Head Coach
Michael is Head Coach of our Mal Meninga Cup team. Michael played at the Jets in the late 90’s before transitioning to Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2003 --2008. Michael has coached Gatton & Rosewood from 2014 -- 2019 and was the QLD schoolboys’ assistant coach from 2013 – 2018.