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Draft Pick #41: Matthew Flynn

The GIANTS have secured developing ruckman Matthew Flynn with pick 41 at the 2015 NAB AFL Draft in Adelaide.

7:59pm  Nov 24, 2015

Draft Pick #16: Harrison Himmelberg

The GIANTS have bolstered their forward stocks by drafting mobile goal-kicker Harrison Himmelberg with pick 16 at the 2015 NAB AFL Draft in Adelaide.

7:59pm  Nov 24, 2015

Draft Pick #13: Matthew Kennedy

Exciting midfielder Matthew Kennedy has joined the GIANTS after being selected at pick 13 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft in Adelaide.

7:32pm  Nov 24, 2015

Player Profiles

Devon Smith

Devon Smith

Recruited from:
Lara (Vic)/Geelong U18

Meet the Board

Tony Shepherd AO - Chairman

Tony Shepherd

Tony Shepherd AO was President of the Business Council of Australia from November 2011 to March 2014 and Chairman of the National Commission of Audit from 22nd October 2013 to 2nd May 2014.
Tony was appointed Chairman of the WestConnex Delivery Authority in NSW in October 2013.  WestConnex is Australia’s largest infrastructure project involving over 33km of tunnels.
On 10 September 2014 Tony was appointed Chairman of Macquarie Specialised Asset Management Limited. MSAM is Manager of unlisted Funds investing in largely offshore infrastructure. The only Australian asset is Hobart Airport.
Tony was Chairman of listed company Transfield Services from 2005-2013.  Tony’s career in Transfield began in 1979. He pioneered private sector development and ownership of infrastructure.
Tony’s early career was as a Federal Public Servant working in defence procurement and research and development, including a three year posting to Washington DC.
Tony oversaw the public listing of Transfield Services Limited and the listings of Transurban Limited and the ConnectEast Group. He was Chairman of ConnectEast.
He has been involved in nation building for most of his career with a portfolio of roles and projects that includes NASA tracking stations, the Moomba to Sydney Gas Pipeline, the Anzac Warships, the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, the CityLink and EastLink toll ways in Victoria, the Walsh Bay Redevelopment in Sydney and a range of water treatment plants, power stations, roads, railways and tramways.
He is a Director of Virgin Australia International Holdings Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Chairman of ASTRA and an adviser to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Joseph Carrozzi - Deputy Chairman

Joseph CarozziDeputy Chairman. Chair, GWS GIANTS Audit & Risk Committee.

Joseph holds a BComm/LLB (UNSW) and he is admitted as a Barrister in NSW.  He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

He is Managing Partner, PwC, where his responsibility is to lead the firm's Sydney office, the firm's largest market location in Australia. He also advises some of the largest ASX companies as well as State and Federal government bodies. He has been a partner in the Big 4 professional services firms since 1995, where he has held a number of leadership and managing partner roles for over 15 years.

Joseph is also committed to a number of not for profit community Boards, in addition to the GWS GIANTS, including:
- Chairman, Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Board Of Governors & Chairman of Foundation, Centenary Institute for Medical Research
- Board Member and Audit Committee Member, Local Organising Committee for the AFC Asian Cup 2015
- Audit Committee Member, Athletics Australia
- Board Member, NSW Government's Multicultural Business Advisory Panel (MBAP)
- Board Member, European Australian Business Council (EABC)

He was raised in the Western Sydney suburb of Liverpool and is eager to promote the growth and success of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Christine Cawsey AM

Christine Cawsey

Principal of Rooty Hill High School. 

Immediate Past President of NSW Secondary Principals' Council.

Christine has a Masters degree in educational administration. She is an author and well known national and international presenter in education. She is a qualified mentor and professional coach.

She is a member of the board of The Smith Family, The Australian Council of Educations Leaders and has worked in recent years to strengthen the link between schools and philanthropy.

In December 2008, Christine was named one of Sydney’s 100 Most Influential People by the Sydney Morning Herald and in 2009 was awarded the Hedley Beare Prize for Educational Writing by Australian Council for Education Leaders.

Christine lives and works in  Western Sydney, giving her a strong perspective on equity and social justice. She has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing western Sydney and  the role AFL can play in promoting and supporting the community.

Gabrielle Trainor

Gabrielle Trainor

Non Executive Director.

Former lawyer, journalist and public sector executive.
Founding partner of one of Australia’s most successful issues management consultancies, from which she retired after 20 years, in 2011.

Long career consulting to Top 20 ASX companies.

More than 15 years as a director to state and federal govt entities, including the NSW State Rail Authority, State Transit Authority, VicUrban and the ASDA; public and private companies including Chair of Best Western Australia and a director of infrastructure company Power Facilities; and community organisations such as Barnardo’s Australia and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Presently director of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, the Breast Cancer Network, Cape York Partnerships and the Whitlam Institute.

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and honorary Associate in the Graduate School of Govt at University of Sydney.

Long pedigree in Australian football with family involvement in the NMFC (her grandfather and father served as Presidents) and seven years as a member of AFL Commission (NSW/ACT).

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Managing Director of AUTOCO group.

Previously President of the Belconnen Football Club.

Previously business advisor for ACT Government.

Peter has had a positive influence on various boards such as: Chairman sudden infant death association: President Phillip Business District Association: President Belconnen FC and VP of Magpies Sports club. He has also consulted as business advisor for ACT Government.

As past chairman of the Belconnen Magpies FC, he oversaw the acquisition of licensed premises and a golf course. Belconnen FC is now one of the most successful teams in the NSW/ACT region.

As head of the ACT4GWS campaign, he helped gain over 5000 support pledges from the ACT public and committed financial support from both the community and government sectors.

Peter is currently Chairman of MIG, a property and investment company and joint venture partner on property development.

Peter has had a long involvement with AFL and is a life member with Belconnen FC, playing for the club for 32 years, 235 first grade games, ACT representative player, coached junior footy for the ten years, 5 times best and fairest winner, and recent inductee into the ACT Hall of Fame.

John Webster

John WebsterJournalist in country Victoria and NSW, Melbourne Herald 1978-1987 (Chief sub-editor); Melbourne Sun 1987-1990 (Sports editor, Night editor); deputy editor Melbourne Herald Sun 1990-1994.

As Sports Editor of The Sun, John oversaw a huge expansion of the coverage of AFL games, from just one page covering all games, to up to two pages per game.

John’s team also brought innovation to the coverage, co-ordinating Ted Whitten, Bob Skilton, Bob Davis, Sam Newman, Kevin Bartlett and “Crackers” Keenan into a panel that appeared at shopping centres every Monday, with their thoughts published in the paper the next day.

They also introduced new coverage of the Brownlow, for the first time linking Brownlow votes, with game results and “best players” lists to give fans a complete picture of performances during every game.

In 1994 John moved into editorial technology, implementing a new production system for the Herald Sun, then oversaw development and implementation of editorial technology allowing News Ltd newspapers around Australia to cover the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

He was General Manager Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd 2001-2006, overseeing negotiation of an Icon partnership agreement between the MCG and the Herald Sun; then General Manager Cumberland Newspapers 2006 – 2012. During this period, Cumberland merged with Courier Newspapers April 2007, forming a group that publishes 22 community newspapers across Sydney and the Central Coast. This group, renamed NewsLocal in October 2011, provided great insights into the demographics and  make-up of Greater Western Sydney.

In July 2012, John became National Director of The Australian.

John was the Director of the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Football Club 2004-2006.

He retired May 31, 2013 as National Director, The Australian.

Andrew Stevens

Andrew StevensAndrew Stevens is a Non-executive Director and was formerly the managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew graduated in Commerce from UNSW and started his career at Price Waterhouse in 1981and progressed to manage the Asia Pacific consulting practice.

With the merger with Coopers and Lybrand, Andrew returned from Singapore to manage the integration of the Australian and New Zealand management consulting practices.

Andrew joined IBM in 2002 when the company acquired PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwCC). In 2009, after leading IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) in Asia Pacific, Andrew was appointed Managing Partner, Growth Markets, where he was responsible for the performance of the operations in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Andrew is also a Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and CEDA and is a member of the Advisory Executive of the UNSW School of Business, The Chief of the Defence Force's Gender Equality Advisory Board and the Male Champions of Change, a group of CEOs and Directors working with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner to make gender equality a reality.

Andrew is a chartered accountant and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Finance and Systems, and a Master of Commerce specialising in Marketing.

Paul Moore

Paul MoorePaul Moore is the principal shareholder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of boutique investment manager PM CAPITAL, a business he founded in 1998.

Paul graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Honours Class 1.

Prior to establishing PM CAPITAL, Paul was employed with Bankers Trust Australia (1985-1998) as Head of the Retail International Equity Group, acknowledged at the time to be Australia’s leading mutual fund performer.

PM CAPITAL has won a number of elite industry awards since its inception including Best International Fund 2004 at the Asia Hedge Fund Awards, Australian International Equity Manager of the Year in 1995 and 1996 and was recently ranked Number 1 International equity fund for the June 2013 financial year.

Paul Moore is recognized as one of the industry’s most pre-eminent investment managers.

Having played both his junior and senior football in Sydney, Paul has always been a passionate supporter of the development of junior football within the Sydney Metropolitan area. More recently, this includes the sponsorship of both the GIANTS and Sydney Swans Academies (of which Paul was an adamant advocate of their establishment) and facilities development in association with AFL NSW/ACT.

Michael Costello AO

Michael Costello

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of ActewAGL. Before his appointment to ActewAGL in 2008, he was Managing Director of ACTEW Corporation, a member of the ACTEW Board and a member of the ActewAGL Joint Venture Partnerships Board from 2003.

Michael is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian National University's Crawford School of Economics and Government.

Michael was previously Deputy-Managing Director of the Australian Stock Exchange. He was Chief of Staff to the Hon Kim Beazley AC, a former Labor Opposition Leader and to the Hon Bill Hayden AC when he was the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Michael has been the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Industrial Relations. He has held a number of diplomatic posts including Ambassador to the United Nations.

Michael holds degrees in arts and law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He received an Order of Australia (AO) in 1996 for international relations.