Our Directors

Mario Cocciolone – President

I am currently a Director and CFO of several Wholesale, Distribution and Manufacturing Companies and have previously served as a Director with Dick Smith Electronics and General Manager of Myer Department Stores NSW. As the son of a Foundation Member I have joined the Board with the hope of securing a long and prosperous future for the Club in recognition of the hard work and cultural beliefs of the Foundation Members.

Rita Murer 

As the daughter of a Foundation Member, my passion is to retain the mission of the originating founders for a facility that brings together Club members, their families and friends within the Northwest region of Sydney. I have a successful career with St George/Westpac spanning over 20 years and together with my fellow Directors, wish to continue our strong ties to our Italian heritage and culture. This is at the heart of my drive to retain the legacy of my Father and his co-founders of the CSI Club.

Rita Di Stefano 

A proud native of Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche, Italy who migrated to Australia in 1957 with my family. After enjoying a career in the legal industry as a paralegal I decided I wanted to advance my skillset and became a Solicitor in December 2005. I specialise in the conveyancing of real estate and businesses, commercial leasing, Agreements, Wills, Powers of Attorney, appointment of guardianship, liquidation of estates and contesting of wills or claims against deceased estates. Still a full-time practising solicitor, I am also a member of the Rooty Hill St Vincent de Paul Society and of the parish council at St Aidan’s Catholic Church.
I’m passionate about the rule of law, my family, as well as my Italian heritage and I’m excited to be involved in the CSI Club to help it grow and prosper. Being a mum to two Australian born children and a Nonna to two cheeky grandchildren, I want to ensure that they, and future generations, have the opportunity to learn about and experience our rich Italian culture through the Club.

Maurizio Fabrizi

An experie nc ed and accompl ished Senior Manager within the travel industry with over 30years experience in managingnational sales and m arketing teams. project management. coaching. mentor ing and strategy. rm honoured to app ly these skills in building upon the strong foundations left by the CSIClub's Foundation mem bers so tha t we.and the next generation have a community that will continue to embody our Italian heritage. culture and traditions for many years to come

Adrian Murer

I have over 40 yearsexperience in organisational. project and stakeholder management as well as international representational experience a s a result of working in the Australian Defence Force. I'm thrilled I can use my skills to he lp estab lish the CSIClub as a leading Sport and Recreationa l dest ina tion in North Western Sydney.

Bortolo Baitieri

As the son of a Foundation member.rm extremely proud of the legacy my parents left after migrating to Australia from Italy tor a better lite.The hardships they endured warrants my determination to continue the journey they started.I have over 35 years working in Rigby Lea gue from playing the sport as wellas working in sports administration and development. I have strongcommunication and problem- solving skills and havehelped to manage major events including Rug b y league World Cups and Rugby league Commonwealth Championships.

Raymond Nasso 

Raymond has lived in the local area for over 30 years and is proud of his Calabrese heritage. Married to Rosa for over 30 years, with 3 adult children. He has been a business owner for over 40 years covering a wide range of industries including Clubs, entertainment, wholesale and retail.

Raymond has a passion for maintaining strong links to his Italian heritage for the next generation which is why he joined the Board to assist in its ongoing success.

Mario Valensise

A son of a Foundation member and a real estate agent with over 25 years of experience. I grew up in Schofields and am proud to serve on the Board to help keep the dream alive for the Club and its members.

Mario Valensise

As a son and grandson of Foundation members,the passion. culture and heritage of this Club has beenpart of my upbringingand as such. I wish to ensure its continued success. With over 18 yea rs experience in the hospitality industry. currently the Group Manager of Momenta Hospitailty group and former GM of Hillside Hotel, Bella Vista Hotel and licensee of the Australian Hotel S..Brewery,I know what it takesto make a club successful.I'm excited to bring my skillset to the Club to help ensure tha t all generat ions can enjoy it.