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Sea Eagles Staff

Our People & Culture

At the Sea Eagles, we recognise that the future of our Club depends on the strength of our team. Providing an environment that nurtures talent and encourages growth on and off the field is at the core of the Sea Eagles culture. Through our community minded focus, values and commitment we aim to create a Club that our people are proud to represent. Our business partners can feel confident they will be supported by a professional team.

Our team is comprised of passionate individuals with a combination of commercial, marketing, events and sport delivery expertise. Along with these skills, our people must be experienced in building and fostering lasting and valuable relationships.

Our Values

  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Be a team player
  • Act responsibly and with integrity
  • Respect people
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be accountable for our actions

Staff Listing


Executive Chairman: Scott Penn 

CEO: Lyall Gorman

Football Department

NRL Head Coach: Trent Barrett

NRL Assistant Coach: John Cartwright

Assistant Coach/Development Coordinator, NRL: Chad Randall

General Manager, NRL Football Operations: Gareth Holmes

Head Trainer: Alex Ross

Head Physiotherapist: Andre Rickenbach

Rehabilitation/Physiotherapist: Cameron Dyer                                                                  

Rehabilitation Coach NRL: Cameron Ferguson                     

Head of Physical Performance NRL: Dan Ferris

Chief Medical Officer: Dr Luke Inman

Welfare/Wellbeing Manager: Quentin Pongia

Junior Sea Eagles Manager: Kristie Fulton


General Manager, Corporate: Luke Tucker

Corporate Partnerships Executive: Laura Smith

Corporate Sales Executive: Tim Donlan                                                                                        


Chief Operating Officer: Neil Bare

Financial Reporting Manager: Rod Valdes

Accountant: Carolyn Gan

Marketing, Communications & Membership

General Manager - Marketing and Events: David Livanes

General Manager - Consumer & Community Engagement: Kellie Pethybridge

General Manager - Media, Digital, and Communications: Liam Tapper

Media Manager: Wayne Cousins

Media and Sales Consultant: Peter Peters

Media & Digital Co-ordinator: Sean O'Sullivan

Membership & Ticketing Coordinator: Talissa Taurins

Membership Servicing: Troy Dibb  

Graphic Designer: Ben Ricardo                                                                                     

Rugby League Development

Game Development Officer (Primary Schools): Luke Heckendorf