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Best Of British

The South East London GIANTS will become the first GIANTS side to play in an International Grand Final when they take on the Ealing Emus for the AFL London Division Three premiership this Saturday.

4:05pm  Jul 29, 2014

Shaw Test For Tigers

Vice-captain Heath Shaw could return for the GIANTS against Richmond at the MCG this Saturday.

12:09pm  Jul 29, 2014

The General Rises

GIANTS forward Jonathon Patton has been named the Round 18 nominee for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award.

5:06pm  Jul 28, 2014

Player Profiles

Devon Smith

Devon Smith

Height:
174cm
Weight:
75kg
Recruited from:
Lara (Vic)/Geelong U18
Debut:
2012
Games:
54
Goals:
45

Meet the Board

Tony Shepherd - Chairman

Tony Shepherd

President, Business Council of Australia - The Business Council represents Australia’s top 100 companies.

Chairman, Transfield Services Limited. Listed construction, maintenance and services business.

Launched public companies such as Transurban Limited, Transfield Services Ltd and ConnectEast.

Joined Transfield in 1979 from the Federal Public Service.  He played a major role in developing Transfield’s entry into the pipeline industry, defence and the development of major infrastructure projects.

Considerable experience in the development of very large infrastructure projects including the $750m Sydney Harbour Tunnel project; the $2 billion Melbourne City Link project; the $3.5b East Link project and more recently the $5b Victorian desalination project.

Tony is a Director of Virgin Australia International and the Migration Council.  He is a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust.

Christine Cawsey

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.

Joseph Carrozzi

Joseph CarozziManaging Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Board member and Chair, GWS GIANTS audit and risk committee

Chairman Centenary Institute for Medical Research Foundation

Chairman, Italian chamber of commerce & industry

Board member, AFC Asian Cup 2015

Board member, European Australian Business Council

Joseph Carrozzi currently leads PWC's office in Sydney. In this role, he supports the partners and teams as PWC looks to ensure it is retains its position as the leading professional services firm in the Sydney market.

Joseph has been a partner for over 15 years and has in excess of 22 years in the accounting profession.

Joseph holds degrees in commerce and in law from UNSW, is admitted as a Barrister at Law in NSW, a member of the institute of chartered accountants in Australia and a fellow of the tax institute of Australia.

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 the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand having been appointed to this role in January 2011. He manages a business with annual revenues of more than $4 Billion.

Mr Stevens joined IBM in 2002 as part of IBM’s acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwCC) business. He joined PwCC in 1981 and prior to the merger with Coopers and Lybrand in 1998, he was the COO of the PriceWaterhouse Management Consulting Business in Asia Pacific. He oversaw the successful merger of PW and C&L in A/NZ and was promoted to the COO position of PwC Consulting in Asia Pacific in 2000. He led the integration work across Asia Pacific as part of the IBM acquisition.

In 2009, after leading IBM’s Global Business Services in Asia Pacific, Mr Stevens was appointed Managing Partner for Global Business Services, Growth Markets. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of IBM’s consulting division for eight growth markets including South East Asia (ASEAN); India and South Asia (ISA); Greater China (GCG); Korea (KOR); Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ); Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); Middle East and Africa (MEA); and Latin America (LA).

Mr Stevens is a member of the Australian School of Business Advisory Council as well as the Business Council of Australia. He is the Deputy Chairman of the National Board of the Australian Information Industry Association; serves on the Board of the Australian Chamber Orchestra as well as the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS.

Mr Stevens holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Finance and Systems and has a Master of Commerce Marketing.

He lives in Sydney with his wife Philippa and their three children; Cameron, Annabelle and Will.

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.

Kevin Sheedy AM

Kevin Sheedy is one of the games most decorated figures.

Kevin Sheedy was appointed the inaugural Head Coach of the GIANTS in 2009 after coaching Essendon to four premierships over a record 27 years with the club.

He also played in three premierships for Richmond and is the only person to have played and coached more than 1000 VFL-AFL games. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2008 

Kevin Sheedy is one of the greatest ever ambassadors of our game. He helped turn Essendon from a small suburban club in Melbourne into a national brand through iconic events like Anzac Day and Dreamtime at the 'G

As well as sitting on the board, Kevin will work with the corporate and community partners and continue to develop the club in Western Sydney and Canberra and right across Australia.

He will also play a role with the GIANTS Academy to grow the game across our region and work across the club's commercial, fan development and marketing areas.

Michael Costello

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.