Board

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Rob Dalton, Chairman

Rob is a Senior Audit Partner at Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants a position he has held for twenty years. Rob is Chairman of Hockey Victoria as well as a member of the Australian Sports Commission and also holds a number of other board positions in not for profit organisations including Monash University.

Rob joined the board of the Richmond Football Club in 2004, has been the Club’s Treasurer since 2009 and is an inaugural director of Aligned Leisure. Rob is currently the Chair of the Richmond Finance Committee, a member of the Audit Committee as well as the Risk, Compliance & Integrity Committee.

Kerry Ryan, Director

Kerry is an experienced non-executive director across the listed, private and not-for-profit sectors and in a range of industries, including retail, legal and accounting services, education and sport. She is currently a board member of ASX listed Retail Food Group, Mental Health First Aid International and Kids First Australia.

Kerry’s professional background is in law. She was a lawyer and commercial partner at international law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, for over 20 years. Kerry worked predominantly in the consumer markets area, and acted for many well-known brands in relation to their business dealings in Australia and offshore. Kerry was awarded an Austrade Business Fellowship to Indonesia where she worked for five years. She also worked as in-house counsel with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited in India.

Kerry joined the board of the Richmond Football Club in 2013 and is currently Chair of the Risk, Compliance and Integrity Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. She is an inaugural director of Aligned Leisure.

Kerry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.


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John O’Rourke, Director

John is the founder and Chairman of Plenary, a developer, investor and manager of infrastructure projects with businesses in Australia, Canada and the United States. Prior to establishing Plenary in 2004, John worked in investment banking with ABN AMRO and BZW Australia, and prior to that held corporate finance positions with Coles Myer Ltd and Caterpillar Inc.

John was also a Board Director of the Victoria Racing Club for eight years and served as Honorary Treasurer and Vice Chairman during his term.

John joined the Board of the Richmond Football Club in 2015, is a member of the Finance and Risk Committees and is an inaugural director of Aligned Leisure.


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Brendon Gale, Director

In a professional athletic career spanning 12 years, Brendon played 244 games of AFL football with the Richmond Football Club from 1990 to 2001.

Upon retirement from professional football, Brendon practiced law with commercial law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques before being appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association in 2005.

Brendon returned to the Richmond Football Club in 2009 when he was appointed CEO.  Under Brendon’s leadership, Richmond Football Club has achieved record consumer and commercial growth and has competed in the last three AFL Finals series. Brendon was appointed to the Club’s board in 2015 and is an inaugural director of Aligned Leisure.

Brendon holds a number of directorships and also served on the Board of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 2009-2013.


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Joe Powell, Director

Joe has a strong background and experience in telecommunications and online digital businesses over the past 21 years through his time at both Singtel-Optus and most recently SEEK Ltd where he was Managing Director of the Employment and Education businesses. Joe has also held corporate positions at Country Road Australia and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and his previous non-Executive Director experience includes Online Education Services, IDP Education and he is currently a Director of the Migration Council Australia.

Joe Powell was appointed to the Richmond Board in February of 2017 and as a Director of Aligned Leisure from March 2017.


Tina De Young, Director

Tina is currently working at Bendigo & Adelaide Bank in the corporate strategy team and prior to this had her own consulting business, assisting companies with acquisitions, divestments and other business initiatives. Tina worked at the boutique corporate advisory firm, Grant Samuel, for 12 years. In this role, Tina worked closely with boards and senior managers of clients operating in a range of industries, including banking and finance, resources, health, agriculture and infrastructure in implementing their strategic objectives.

Prior to Grant Samuel, Tina worked in London at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as a buy side research analyst on the Global Equities team. Tina completed her CFA while in London.

Tina is also on the board of the Victorian Institute of Sport.

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