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Details of Accountable Authority during the reporting period Current Report Period (2018-19)

Period as the accountable authority or member


Qualifications of the Accountable Authority

Experience of the Accountable Authority

Position Title /

Position held

Executive / Non-Executive

Date of Commencement

Date of cessation

Number of meetings of the board of the company

John Wylie AM

Master of Philosophy, Oxford University

Bachelor of Commerce, First Class Honours, University of Queensland


Principal of investment firm Tanarra Group.

Chair of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.

President of the Library Board of Victoria.

Member of the Order of Australia in 2007.


CEO of Lazard, global financial services.

Co-founded advisory and investment firm Carnegie Wylie & Company.

Chair of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia.

Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and chaired the MCG Redevelopment Steering Committee for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Board member and Honorary Treasurer of the Howard Florey Institute for Neuroscience

Director of CSR Limited.

Trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University.

Director of the Melbourne Stars Big Bash League cricket team.

Member of the Melbourne Grammar School Finance Committee.




Steve Moneghetti AM

Bachelor of Engineering, Federation University

Diploma Education (Maths/Science), Federation University


Active in the corporate community and currently a sports consultant with his own business.

Executive of the Board of the Victorian Olympic Council.

Member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.


Represented Australia in the marathon at four Commonwealth Games, winning gold (1994), silver (1990) and two bronze (1986 and 1998) medals.

Achieved three top ten finishes in his four appearances at the Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000).

Attended six World Athletics Championships, winning a bronze medal in the marathon event in Athens in 1997.

Mayor of the Commonwealth Games Village at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Australian team’s Chef de Mission for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Chair of the Board of the Victorian Institute of Sport 2001 – 2010.

Chaired the Victorian State Review into Physical and Sport Education in schools (the Moneghetti Report).

Civil Engineer, Shire of Ballarat.

Personal Development Consultant with the Ministry of Education, 1990-2000.

Teacher, Ballarat East High School, 1987-1988.

Order of Australia Medal, 2014.

Deputy Chair



Andrea Mitchell

Bachelor Physical Education, UWA

Diploma Education, UWA

Fellow Australian institute of Company Directors


Wide-ranging professional and voluntary career in the sport industry.


Extensive knowledge and understanding of the business of sport, and the value of sport to the community through working with the Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation in the areas of youth sport, organisational development and regional services.

President of Tennis West.

Director of Tennis Australia.

Director of the Hopman Cup.

Served on boards for child safety, people with disability, aged care, and organising committees for international sporting events.

Elected to the Western Australian Parliament in 2008 and served on committees and as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health, Child Protection and Disability Services, before being appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Mental Health and Child Protection.




Andrew Plympton AM


Chairman of one ASX Company and Chair of two pre IPO companies.

Chair ASC Finance Audit and Risk Committee.

Lifelong passion for sport, particularly sailing, where he has been competing at the highest level for more than 45 years.


Held a number of positions in sport administration, including chairman/president of Australian Football League (AFL) club St Kilda for eight years before retiring in 2000.

President of Australian Sailing from 2004-2011.

Committee member Australian Olympic Committee 2009-2017. Chair Finance Risk Audit, Chair Remuneration, Director Australian Olympic Foundation.




Danielle Roche

Masters of Business Administration, Bond University


Director of a privately owned fraud and risk management business.

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chairperson, National Australia Day Council.

External member, Strategic Advisory Group Secretary, Deputy Secretaries and Department Heads of DHA, Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Director, St. Kilda Football Club.


Member of the Australian Women’s Hockey team, the Hockeyroos, and won a gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.

Senior Investment Advisor, Ord Minnett, Jun 2016-May 2019

Director of Hockey Australia from Nov 2004-Nov 2012.

Vice President, Oceania Hockey Federation Inc., Jan 2006-Oct 2008.

Director at UBS Wealth Management 2006-2008.

Partner at Evans and Partners, 2009-2011.

Executive Director RISQ Group Holdings Pty Ltd 2005-2006.

Investment Manager, Roche Holdings Pty Ltd 2003-2004.

Management Consultant, Shirlaws Pty Ltd 2002-2003.

Commercial Analyst, Telstra Corporation PTY LTD, 2001

Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997.





Gabrielle Trainor AO

LLB (Melb)

MA (Cultural and Creative Practice), WSU

Admitted barrister and solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria 1979, FAICD.


AFL Commissioner since 2016.

Director of boards including Infrastructure Australia, Zurich Australia, Western Sydney University, Western City and Aerotropolis Authority, WAM Global lic.

Member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.


Former lawyer, journalist, public sector executive and consultant.

Served on Boards in the public and private sectors for more than 25 years across areas such as sports, infrastructure, urban development, public transport, tourism, construction, arts and culture, Indigenous empowerment.

Former member of boards including of ASDA (now ASADA), 2008 World Swimming Championships, AFL Foundation, AFL NSW/ACT Commission.




Jennifer Morris OAM

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Journalism) with Distinction, Curtin University of Technology

Finance for Executives, INSEAD Fontainbleau, France


Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group in November 2016.

Holds a senior position at the Minderoo Foundation as Chief Executive Officer of the Walk Free Foundation and part of her role is leading the Bali Process Government and Business Forum.

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Leadership WA, an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List, Curtin University.

Member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.

Previous :

Partner in the Consulting Division of Deloitte, specialising in complex large-scale business transformation programs.

Director of the Fremantle Football Club and the Western Australian Institute of Sport.

Chairperson of the Board of Healthway, the Government’s peak health promotion body.

Member of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team from 1991 to 2000, where she won Olympic gold medals at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) 1997.

Completed Finance for Executives at INSEAD.




Katherine Bates*

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)


Works in broadcasting and maintains a close involvement with the cycling community at the grassroots and elite levels. Ms Bates has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Regularly appears on Australia’s major networks including Channel 7, 9, ABC, SBS and Fox Sports News in a range of broadcasting duties.


Sat on several boards including, Bicycle NSW, Cycling Australia Women’s Commission and Cycling Australia Athletes’ Commission.

Renowned international cyclist who represented Australia at the highest levels of road and track cycling.

Highly sought after motivational speaker, and executive coach, where she applies the lessons and experience of elite sport to facilitate leadership development in the corporate environment.

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.





The Hon Pat Farmer AM

Executive Masters of Business, University of Technology Sydney

Qualified Mechanical Engineer


Multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and North America.

Qualified Mechanical Engineer.

Practical thinker, with the natural ability to solve problems.


Served eight years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with three years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.

Winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’ (2000), awarded by Prime Minister John Howard, for raising millions of dollars for causes during his 20-year running career, including Lifeline, the Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia.

Member of the Order of Australia, 2015.




Glenys Beauchamp PSM

Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University

MBA, University of Canberra


Secretary of the Department of Health.


Extensive career in the Australian Public Service at senior levels with responsibility for a number of significant government programs covering economic and social policy areas.

Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (2013–2017).

Secretary of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (2010–2013).

Deputy Secretary Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2009–2010).

Deputy Secretary Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2002–2009).

Held a number of executive positions in the ACT Government including Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, and Deputy CEO, Department of Health.

Held senior positions in housing, energy and utilities functions within the ACT Government.

Received a Public Service Medal in 2010 for coordinating Australian Government support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Also awarded the ANZSOG Institute for Governance Public Service Excellence Award in 2012 for outstanding public sector leadership.

Ex Officio


Ms Pippa Downes

Masters Applied Finance, Macquarie University

Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) University of California, Berkeley.


Member of the Board of the Australian Technology Innovators (Infotrack, LEAP legal software), ALE Property Group, Windlab Limited, the ASX Clearing and Settlement companies, and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

Member of the ASX Disciplinary Tribunal

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member of Women Corporate Directors


25 years of distinguished career achievements in the international business and finance sector.

Director of Swimming Australia and the Swimming Australia Foundation.

A successful international banking and finance career and has led the local derivative and investment arms of several of the world’s premier Investment Banks.

Managing Director and Equity Partner of Goldman Sachs in Australia.

Named as one of the Westpac/AFR’s 100 Women of Influence for her work in diversity in 2016.

Dual international athlete having been a member of the Australian Swim Team and represented Hong Kong at the International Rugby Sevens.




Mr Kurt Fearnley AO

Honorary Doctorate, Griffith University

Bachelor of Education, Charles Sturt University.

Bachelor of Human Movement, Charles Sturt University.


Icon and advocate for people with disabilities in sport and the broader community.

Board member of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council.

2019 NSW Australian of the Year.


Three-time Paralympic gold medallist and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Athletics career for Australia spanning five Paralympic Games campaigns, culminating with the wheelchair marathon victory at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Won more than 40 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London.

In 2009 he crawled the Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea to raise awareness of men’s health.

Officer of the Order of Australia, 2018.




Mr Andrew Ireland

Bachelor of Science, La Trobe University Melbourne.


Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Chairman Clemenger Advertising Brisbane.

Director Sydney Swans.

Non-Executive Director Redcape Hotel Group.

Life Member of the AFL, the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions.

Member of the ASC Finance Audit and Risk Committee


Former AFL player and former highly successful football administrator who was involved with several premierships throughout his career.

CEO at the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions between 1990-2001.

Joined the Sydney Swans in 2002 as General Manager of Football before taking over as CEO in September 2009, a role held until retirement in December 2018.

Oversaw a strong and successful football program during his time at the Swans along with outstanding growth in commercial areas of the Club.




Ms Amanda Laing

Stanford Executive Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Legal Practicing Certificate, College of Law.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons). Australian National University.


Experienced media executive who has worked across free to air television, subscription television, print, digital and video on demand, with particular expertise in the management and exploitation of content and rights, the structuring and negotiation of sports rights deals and media mergers and acquisitions.

Consults to Foxtel on strategic media and commercial matters.

Member of the Australian Rugby League Commission.


General Counsel for ACP Magazines, with responsibility for the legal affairs of its businesses in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the UK.

Group General Counsel across the magazine, television, digital, ticketing and events businesses of Nine Entertainment.

Commercial Director and then Managing Director of Nine Entertainment Co. (owner of Channel 9).

Member of the Board of Nine’s subscription video on demand business, STAN.

Advised Boards on a broad variety of legal, regulatory and commercial issues and held Board positions with media companies and industry bodies.




The Hon. Hugh Delahunty

New Managers Development Program, Monash Mt Eliza Business School


Administrator with Central Goldfields Shire


Chairman of Commissioners at Mildura Rural City Council in 1995-1996 he oversaw the amalgamation of three councils and was the first mayor of the restructured Horsham Rural City Council.

Former AFL player and politician with extensive experience in board governance, sport policy, professional and grassroots sport.

Played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League in the 1970s and has played and coached sports including football, basketball, tennis, swimming and golf.

Elected a Member of the Victorian State Parliament from 1999 to 2014 and served as Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

Member of the Board of VicHealth from 2003 to 2010 and has a wide variety of experience and knowledge regarding regional and rural issues.




*appointment ceased December 2018