Luke van Kempen (or LVK as we know him) brings over 20 years of experience in the sport industry to the Helix Group Advisory and Project Management Team. An industry specialist in sporting pathways, governance, marketing, public relations, social impact and environmental sustainability, Luke has previously held leadership roles with state and national sporting organisations, along with commercial roles within and outside of the sports industry.
LVK is currently the Vice-President of Sport Inclusion Australia, the Chair of the Taverners SA, Chair of the South Australian National Football League Juniors Committee and a Trustee on the Les Favell Foundation.
A husband and father of two, LVK helps out with the kids local footy and cricket clubs and is a Life member of the Melbourne University Football Club.
Richard Kelly (Rich or Dickie) is an accomplished commercial operator with leadership experience in the media and sports industries. Rich heads up the Commercial Division of Helix Group Management that connects our talent and clients to rights holders, creating authentic partnerships that deliver value to all concerned. Dickie is a Talent Manager with our partner – Hemisphere Management Group – and is the Commercial & Partnerships Consultant for the Norwood Football Club. A husband and father of four teenagers, Dickie’s weekend is full of watching his kids play footy and cricket and he also has a hand in his family’s commercial real estate portfolio. A veteran of the SANFL, Dickie played 81 games for Norwood and 48 games for Glenelg, including a Best and Fairest in 1999.
Nick is our West Australian Cricket Agent working with emerging talent coming through the WA junior ranks. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting & Finance at Notre Dame and after graduation he soon began work in this field. Nick has always been passionate about sport and has played junior cricket at Fremantle District Cricket Club and football with Claremont in the WAFL. He has worked in AFL player management since 2020, where he has helped many young players in the lead up to being selected in the AFL National Draft. With his finance skillset and experience in AFL player management, Nick has been a great addition to the Helix team.