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THE MANA STORY
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We work collaboratively with our founders, partners and athletes to unlock innovative possibilities with ground-breaking projects, to ultimately achieve an unprecedented level of engagement with fans and sports lovers around the world.

UNITED BY A COMMON PASSION

Chris McCormack

Wojciech Kruczyński

The MANA Sports and Entertainment Group was launched by Chris McCormack and Wojciech Kruczyński in 2018 through the merging of two logistically diverse companies in the sport and entertainment space.

By uniting from two differing fields, the merger expanded the range of services and networks on offer to clients. The partnership was rapidly successful and focused primarily on team and league development, media production and content creation, sponsorship activation and acquisition, and event execution. Mana Group has continued to grow, now with multiple global offices, a highly experienced team and many exciting client projects in the works.

What is mana?

To have mana is to have great authority,
presence, or prestige. It is respect.

Mana is a potent concept in the Polynesian and Maori cultures. It is honour, respect, reputation, and power conferred through excellence of service and association.

From our founders and team who live these values to the clients we represent and the quality of service we provide them, it underpins what we do as Mana Group.

MANA Team

We are the experts in the endurance sports and entertainment space, with an unparalleled network and credentials in endurance sports innovation

Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack

Executive Chairman

A multiple World Champion triathlete and successful entrepreneur. Innovation is at the heart of Chris’s approach to business and sport, consistently challenging the norm and striving for progression and professionalism.

Wojciech Kruczyński

Wojciech Kruczyński

Chairman

A seasoned major events professional in Europe with a focus on developing new major sports and entertainment events in his native Poland. Now a director of Pho3nix Global applying this expertise on a global scale.

Trent‎ ‎Taylor

Trent‎ ‎Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

20+ years of experience in major event production, broadcasting, brand development and strategy. Former Managing Director of Ironman (Australia), co-creator of Super League Triathlon. An innovator with a unique ability to bring a major event idea to life in a commercially sustainable way.

Luke ‎  ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎  ‎ Hanley

Luke ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ Hanley

Chief Operating Officer

Luke Hanley is a career event professional with extensive experience in consulting and managing high-end programs across various industries in Australia. Driven by a commitment to excellence and collaboration, he is known for his meticulous project management skills, attention to detail and ability to lead complex projects.

Stacie ‎ ‎  ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎  ‎ Edgar

Stacie ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ Edgar

Head of Marketing

Stacie is a strategic marketing professional with 15+ years of experience in entertainment and media, excelling in client and agency roles. Her passion for innovation, strategy and expertise in digital marketing and customer engagement drives successful campaigns. Stacie builds valuable relationships and her strong leadership ensures impactful results.

Lisa ‎ ‎  ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎  ‎ Pringle

Lisa ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ Pringle

Head of Media & PR

Lisa is a senior media, communications professional with 30+ years experience in the events sector. Outcome-focused, specializing in media and athlete management involved with developing major events, and a strong track record in delivering successful PR strategies.

Will‎ ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎  ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ McCloy

Will‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ McCloy

Head of Content

Will is a presenter, author, commentator and content producer with two decades experience at the biggest global sports events. Currently the voice of Super League Triathlon, Will leads the content offering across MANA, from social media through to feature length documentaries and live broadcasts.

Lily ‎ ‎  ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎  ‎ Porter

Lily ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ Porter

Social Media Manager (Influencer)

Lily, an outstanding brand and social media marketer with previous experience at The Sydney Opera House, brings expertise in cultivating influencer networks, enhancing brand presence, and driving growth. Her innovative talent and strong stakeholder relationship-building skills elevate the social media presence of our channels and our athletes.

Jamie       Mayo

Jamie Mayo

Digital Marketing Manager

Jamie is an exceptional digital marketing manager. She has extensive experience with enterprise-sized clients, developing and leading data-driven advertising and social media strategies for both e-commerce and service-based clients. Her in-depth analytical thinking, underscores her ability to optimise performance, content, targeting, and deliver impactful outcomes through well-crafted digital strategies.

Tim‎ ‎  ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎  ‎ ‎ Ford

Tim‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Ford

Manager – Athletes, Teams & Futures (International)

Tim brings a decade of sports industry expertise and legal qualifications, driving success for Mana managed athletes. His unique skill set, marketing acumen and holistic approach set him apart and ensures strategic career management for our athletes. Tim adeptly navigates the global sports arena, connecting athletes and teams with international opportunities.

Joanna Rewkowska

Joanna Rewkowska

Project Manager, Athletes & Teams

Marketing and project management, establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients. Events planning and coordination. Experience in brand and product building, copywriting and content creation, managing website creative process and client web support.
Passionate about dance, sport and self-development.

Marcus ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Altmann

Marcus ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Altmann

Program Manager, Triathlon, Regional Manager, Australia

20+ years experience delivering world class events, Ironman, CEO Asia Pacific Challenge Family, Super League, Sub7&Sub8, various charity events. New standards in delivering world class events, thinking outside the traditional approach.

Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman

Content Writer

Noelle is MANA’s resident wordsmith and researcher. An endurance athlete and former group fitness instructor, the multi-awarded sports and lifestyle blogger and writer has worked over 15 years in the sports industry communicating the power of sport to change lives for the better.

John ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Steffensen

John ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Steffensen

Athletic Director

John Steffensen is a prominent Australian track and field athlete with numerous international medals. The 3-time Olympian won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics and became a people’s champion in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Retired in 2014, he now works with young athletes and founded Nitro Athletics track and field series to expand the sport’s fan base. He is also an Ambassador for the 2030 Commonwealth Games bid.

Nicola‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎  Spirig

Nicola‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Spirig

Project Manager

Olympic Champion, lawyer, three times mum and founder of a Swiss kids triathlon series and a foundation to show kids an active lifestyle. After a 25 year long career and five Olympics now helping to spread the kids triathlons and school projects world wide.

Benjamin ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Burda

Benjamin ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎Burda

Manager Education & Pho3nix Futures (Europe)

“20+ years of experience in organising sports camps for adults and kids, and leading semi-professionals triathlon teams. Photographer, Video editor by passion with years of experience in producing content for social media platforms.
Graduate of the Academy of Physical Education in the field of Sports manager. His passion is the love of physical activity in any form.”

Emma ‎ ‎‎ McCormack

Emma ‎ ‎‎ McCormack

Administrator – Mana Oceania

Emma has over two decades in athlete brand development, sport logistics, and relationship and crisis management. From spearheading the executive administration of Fairchild Management Group in the early millennium to becoming the operational linchpin for the Bahrain Endurance 13 triathlon team, she has been pivotal in the careers of sport’s biggest stars.

Tahlia ‎ ‎‎ McCormack

Tahlia ‎ ‎‎ McCormack

Executive Administration Coordinator

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