Michael has held public and private executive roles at the Carlton Football Club and some of the state’s largest municipalities including Melbourne City Council, the City of Greater Geelong, the City of Wyndham and the Shire of Melton.
During his business career, Michael was involved in many major projects including the Geelong Waterfront Development, Federation Square, Queen Victoria redevelopment, Docklands and relocation of Carlton home games to Etihad Stadium and the MCG.
Michael’s most recent corporate role was as Managing Director with Barwon Water, the State’s largest Regional urban water authority. An active member of the community, Michael has held a number of board positions including, Citywide Service Solutions, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the G21 Regional Alliance.
A Trustee since 2016, Michael was appointed Chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in 2017.
Gillian’s extensive history of managing private business spans over 30 years. During this time, Gillian has shown a great resilience, determination as well as a genuine respect and appreciation for the opportunities provided through her involvement in the Geelong Community.
Gillian has been involved in many local committees. For the past four years she has been a member of the MACS (Multicultural Aged Care Services) board, a not for profit organisation empowering the elderly to live their lives to the fullest.
A Trustee since 2016, Gillian was appointed Deputy Chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in 2017.
Rebecca has a strong background in government, industry and the ‘not for profit’ sector. She has held senior roles with responsibilities including international engagement, government relations and major projects, together with policy development and implementation.
Rebecca holds an MA by Research in Politics and Government, and has experience in economic development, inward investment, business development, planning and urban development, education and skills, emergency planning and the visitor economy.
Since moving to Australia in 2009, Rebecca was appointed CEO of the Committee for Geelong in 2013. Now an Australian Citizen, Rebecca is on the board of Development Victoria and is a member of the Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee.
Rebecca was appointed to the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in 2016.
Simon is a highly experienced lawyer and Senior Partner of Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers. Simon has held senior positions with many community organisations including the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong Little Athletics and Active Geelong.
Simon was appointed to the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in 2016 and is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee as well as Chair of the Kardinia Park Advisory Committee.
Libby has a strong background in the non-profit, government and human service sectors. She has held senior roles in state government and the TAC with responsibilities in stakeholder engagement, policy development and has been CEO of Leisure Networks since 2013, leading significant growth and business transformation in response to the opportunities provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Libby holds a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, majoring in health promotion and is deeply committed to making an impact on the way our communities grow, engage and support all members to participate in valued, meaningful ways.
Libby spent eight years as a local councillor, with two mayoral terms with the Surf Coast Shire and five years as Chair of the Victorian Coastal Council, advising state government on coastal policy.
Libby holds a number of Board roles including as Trustee of the Kardinia Park Trust appointed in June 2016 and Chair of the Kardinia Park Advisory Committee, Director, Surfing Victoria and most recently appointed to the Board of GForce in June 2019.
Dan is a long term resident of Geelong with significant standing within the Geelong Community. He is a prominent and experienced lawyer highly regarded across the region for his work with Community groups. These organisations include Committee for Geelong, Barwon Health, Kardinia Health, Deakin University and the Salvation Army.
In 2010 Dan was awarded the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Presidents General Award in recognition of excellence and outstanding contribution within the legal profession.
Dan was appointed to the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in 2017.