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Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Recruited from:
East Brighton (Vic)/Sandringham U18


Tony Shepherd AO - Chairman

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.

ADRIAN FONSECA - Deputy Chairman

Born in India and raised in Western Sydney, Adrian Fonseca attended Melbourne University completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce.

Adrian practised as a banking and finance lawyer at global firms Allens and Ashurst before spending 17 years in investment banking in Sydney, Singapore and London with Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank.

Adrian is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Oxanda Education - a large early learning centre owner/operator with centres across NSW (including Western Sydney), Victoria and Queensland.  Adrian is also a Director of ASX and NZX listed early learning centre operator Evolve Education Group. 

Adrian is married with three children and very passionate about the early education needs of children and is heavily involved in community groups relating to children. 

Adrian is Chair of the GIANTS Revenue Committee and Deputy Chairman of the GIANTS Foundation.

Christine Cawsey AM

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.

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.

Andrew Stevens

Andrew 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.

Michael Costello AO

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.


Catherine Matthews is a Customer Experience Specialist working at Macquarie Group in Sydney with a focus on digital innovation, consumer behaviour, and realising the power of brand.

Catherine has a strong focus on the strength of diversity to create new experiences, and how organisations can maximise human capital to achieve business outcomes.






Jimmy Bartel

JIMMY_BARTEl.pngJimmy Bartel joined the GIANTS Board in December 2018 after a long and distinguished career as a player at Geelong. Bartel’s football experience is unquestionable - across a highly decorated AFL career spanning 15 years, he played a key role in Geelong’s premierships in 2007, 2009 and 2011, claiming the Norm Smith medal for best on ground in 2011.

Bartel was awarded the game’s highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, in 2007, as well as earning All-Australian honours in 2007 and 2008.

In 2016, the final year of his 305-game career, Bartel was awarded the AFL’s most prestigious community award, the Jim Stynes Medal for his tireless work to raise funds and bring awareness to domestic violence victims. 

In recent years, the 35-year old has built a impressive business resume which has seen Bartel hold a range of directorships and ambassadorial roles, including Touchstone Executive Search as well as apparel brand X-Blades, where he is also a part owner. He continues to be an investor in a host of leading start ups. 

Melissa Doyle AM

DOYLE_MELISSA.jpgMelissa Doyle AM joined the board in March, 2018 after holding a number of roles with the GIANTS since their inception, including Chair of the GIANTS Foundation since 2013 as well as being the Club’s inaugural Number One ticket holder. 

Melissa is one of Australia’s most respected journalists and one of television’s most recognisable faces thanks to a long and distinguished media career with the Seven Network, having hosted the network’s flagship breakfast show Sunrise for eleven years and hosting weekly news and current affair program Sunday Night since 2015. 

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2016 for her “significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of charitable groups and to the broadcast media.”