Matt Spindler is a founding Board member of International Football School. Matt enjoys challenging the status quo and doing things differently. This is why the original IFS concept appealed to him and why he continues to dedicate time to helping IFS achieve its objectives.
Matt is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the accounting profession. Matt is a Partner in local accounting & business advisory firm MCS Partners. In addition, Matt is also the CEO of Accountants Combined – a membership based network of small accounting firms that helps member firms build additional revenue streams by offering a wider range of services to their clients.
Over the years Matt has dedicated a significant amount of time to the local community in roles at IFS, Tuggerah United Football Club, and Evolve Community Wellness Foundation amongst others. Matt is passionate about football & education and the opportunity it provides to give the children of our community a toolbox of knowledge, skills and attributes to help them lead happy, successful and fulfilling lives.
As a passionate and knowledgeable Employment Lawyer, Karen is known for her holistic approach to workplace issues and her practical solution focused advice.
Karen specialises in both Employee and Industrial Relations. She brings a wealth of expertise, with a focus in common litigation activities, negotiation, legal writing and contracts, oral advocacy, counselling and mediation. Karen prides herself on her excellent track record in resolving unfair dismissal cases, and her sound approach to minimizing risk during this process.
Karen worked in Commonwealth and State Government roles for most of her early career before moving to the Department of Industrial Relations, NSW where she provided advice and support to the Fair Work Ombudsman on the implementation of the 2010 implementation of the Fair Work Act. Since 2011 she has been working largely for the Aged and Community Sector. In June 2016 she accepted an Employee Relations Specialist Role with PerformHR in the Central Coast and Hunter region.
Karen brings a fresh approach and independence and is excited to work with the International Football School.
Father of three sons and passionate about education and sport, Paul is the CEO and founder of the International Football School.
After working in the IT industry for over 12 years for companies like Apple and other large multinationals, Paul found his calling working in schools and retrained as a secondary school teacher. Paul attended Newcastle University to study a Bachelor of Education and graduated with a University Medal and First Class Honours. Paul taught PDHPE and technology for six years at a local Independant school before starting the International Football School in 2013. Paul also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Mariners for 2 years. He believes strongly in community service and has experienced first hand the rewards of engaging small groups of teenagers in aid projects in Cambodia and Borneo.
Paul works tirelessly to promote world’s best practice in the academic, football and tennis programs within the school.
Ian is the CEO of eccoh, a sales transformation, coaching and consulting organisation pioneering a movement to change the way the world thinks about success in sales, in business and in life.
Ian has enjoyed a stellar career as a top performing leader, sales professional, entrepreneur and consultant for more than 25 years. His passion, motivation and focus on creating value for others has enabled him to enjoy success across a diverse range of sectors working with some of the world’s leading and most respected brands across the UK, Europe and Australia.
Before establishing his own consultancy firm he was Director of Sales and Business Development with global professional services firm Deloitte, where his division become the fastest growing and most profitable in the firm. He has enjoyed success as a result of his own efforts, as a member of high performing teams and by building and leading high performing teams.
Steve commenced his career in Real Estate at the age of 20 in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, primarily dealing with Industrial properties. He moved to Parramatta where he worked for an International Real Estate Company for 14 years where he became a Director of the company.
Steve established his own real estate consultancy business in 1990, prior to moving back into Commercial Real Estate with another International Real Estate company as an Equity Director. In 2006 Steve re-established his own real estate business, and consulted to High Net Worth Clients, International Companies and State Government Departments.
Over the years Steve has mentored a number of up and coming young Business people and watched their careers blossom. Steve believes, “the harder you work, the more successful you become” and lives by the beliefs of honesty and transparency.
Steve is looking forward to the opportunity of assisting the International Football School moving forward, and is totally committed to achieving the school’s vision of ‘creating a place where every individual can be the best they can be’.