John Ulkowski is the GM of Business Operations at the AFL Players’ Association, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  John worked in various accounting roles between 1999 to 2005 at Moore Stephens, HLB Mann Judd / Stockford Limited and Lockwood & Wehrens, before moving to Hansen International taking up the position of Finance Manager.  After holding the position of Financial Controller at Aussie Farmers Direct for a short period in 2007/2008, John joined the AFL in March 2008 where he held various AFL State Body Finance Manager positions, which included AFL NSW/ACT, AFL NT and AFL Tasmania, as well for the GWS Giants from 2011 to 2013.  In May 2013, John was appointed the AFL Finance Manager, where he remained until moving to the AFL Players’ Association in June 2016 to take up his current position as GM of Business Operations.