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Board Members

Kate Roffey - President

Kate Roffey joined the Melbourne Football Club Board in 2013 and was elevated to the role of President in April 2021. Kate is currently the Director of Deals, Investment & Major Projects at Wyndham City and is also the Chair of the Metro Trains Advisory Board, and a Member of the Victoria University Council. Kate is also the former Chair of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority and Member of the Ministerial Better Planning and Approvals Review Board and the Ministerial Freight Advisory Committee.

Kate is the former CEO of the Committee for Melbourne, former CEO of VicSport and the Senior Manager responsible for the billion dollar Melbourne Park Tennis Centre redevelopment at Tennis Australia.

Kate has a strong background in professional sport and has had the opportunity to spend time with some of the world’s leading sports teams, including the New York Yankees, Manchester United FC, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins, reviewing world’s best sporting practice.

Steve Morris - Vice President

Steve joined the Board in 2014 and is Vice President. Steve is the Chair of the Investment Sub Committee, a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Fundraising Working Group and is the Board’s representative Trustee of the Red and Blue Foundation.

He is a Director of Conrad Capital and Non-Executive Chairman of Auric Mining Ltd. He was the founder of Peloton Shareholder Services, offering shareholder management and capital raising solutions to a range of ASX listed companies.

Steve’s previous experience is predominantly in stockbroking and financial markets including as Head of Private Clients Australia for Patersons Securities, one of Australia’s largest retail stockbroking firms and as Managing Director of Intersuisse Ltd. He has held senior executive positions within the Little Group and was Chairman of Purifloh Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of De Grey Mining until 2019.

He holds a Diploma in Financial Markets, is a Master Stockbroker and Responsible Executive of the ASX.

Steve is co-founder of Club Lunch – an active supporter group that is part of the Melbourne Business Community and raises funds that are put into the Football Department. He has also been a player sponsor and is a Foundation Hero.

Mohan Jesudason

Mohan joined the Board in 2015 and is the Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of X2M Connect Ltd (X2M). X2M operates in Australia, South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan under the trading name of Freestyle Technology.
Mohan is also an Advisory Board Member of Enterprise Victoria, a fund raising and business networking organisation associated with the Liberal Party of Australia. He is a past director of Racing Victoria Ltd, Telecom Mobile Ltd, Hutchison 3 Ltd and the Prince of Wales Trust in New Zealand.

Prior to X2M, Mohan was Managing Director of Tabcorp Gaming and Group Marketing for 10 years. Before this, he held leadership roles with Telecom New Zealand and National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, in Australia and New Zealand.

Mohan, an experienced director, brings to the Melbourne Football Club a deep background in Marketing, Digital, Finance and Major Project Management. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting, a Diploma from the Australian Insurance Institute and a Certificate in Direct Marketing from the Australian Direct Marketing Association.

Mohan is a Foundation Hero.

Born in Sri Lanka, Mohan immigrated to Australia in 1972 where he completed his High School and University education.

John Trotter

John joined the Board in 2011. He is Chair of the Audit, Risk and Integrity Committee, Chair of the Bentleigh Club Sub Committee and a Member of the Investment Sub Committee. He has particular involvement at the Board level on risk management and finance operations of the club.

Until recently, he was Chairman (7 years) and non-executive director of the Entity Solutions Group of companies specialising in contingent workforce solutions in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. The group was recently sold to a US based Equity Funder.

He is an Advisory Board member of Ewert Leaf Architects and Landchecker a tech start-up.

John worked in the Accounting and Consultancy industries for over 37 years both in Australia and globally. He specialised in Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Finance.

He had a number of leadership roles with global firm Deloitte: Global Managing Partner - Risk Services, Asia Pacific Managing Partner Risk services and Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria. In these roles he served global clients across Australia, Asia, Europe and the America’s.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University. He is a former member of the Australian Auditing Standards Board.

He has had significant involvement in Amateur football spanning over 40 years as a player, administrator and President. He also played a key role in bringing the “Peace Team” a combined team of Israeli’s and Palestinians to the AFL International Cup.

 

David Robb

David joined the Board in 2015 and is a member of the Audit, Risk and Integrity Committee and the Investment Committee. He also Chairs the Fundraising Working Group.

He is a Director of the WA Cricket Foundation and was until recently Chair of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. He was previously a Director of Navitas Limited, a leading listed global education provider and for almost ten years until September 2016 was the Managing Director and CEO of Iluka Resources Limited, an ASX100 company.

Other previous roles include being an Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited, Managing Director of Wesfarmers Energy, Director of the Centre for Independent Studies, Chairman of Consolidated Rutile Limited, Deputy Chair of Methodist Ladies College, Perth, President of the Institute of Management WA and senior positions in the downstream oil industry in Australia, the UK, the USA and Asia.

David brings to the Board his experience as a Chairman, CEO and non-executive director in listed, member-based and not-for-profit organisations with particular expertise in areas such as business management, finance, major projects and organisational performance transformation through leadership, people and culture development.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Administration, has completed the Harvard University Business School Advanced Management Program and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David was born in Melbourne and is a life-long supporter of Melbourne. He was part of the cheer squad in the ‘duffle coat and desert boot’ VFL era. He is a Foundation Hero and a member of the Demon Army.

In his university days, he played amateur football in Victoria and Western Australia, with a successful period as President of the University Football Club in Western Australia.

David Rennick

David joined the Board in November 2020 and is a member of the club’s Investment Sub-Committee. David has more than 25-years’ experience in the legal and property industries and is currently a Partner of Pinsent Masons.

Prior to that, he was Global Board member and Head of Australia for Pinsent Masons, CEO of an Australian law firm and a Director of an ASX-listed property development company.

His responsibilities encompass leadership, people & culture strategies, governance, compliance and risk.

David’s areas of expertise include property development and master-planned community projects, corporate, commercial and retail real estate.

Brad Green

Former Club Captain and Life Member, Brad Green joined the Board in November 2020 and is a member of the club’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Brad played 254 games for Melbourne in a career that spanned 13 seasons. He was awarded the Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy after an outstanding year in 2010.

After retiring from football, Brad transitioned into coaching roles at both Carlton and North Melbourne and held a mentoring role as a leadership consultant for the Melbourne Renegades during the 2019/2020 Big Bash League season.

Brad also runs his own commercial business, as the Managing Director of GMH Fire and Safety Australia.

Sally Freeman

Sally Freeman, a chartered accountant by trade, brings strong skills in Risk Management, Audit, Finance, Governance and Ethics to the club, having previously been a partner at both Ernst & Young and KPMG, where she headed up KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice.

Sally is an experienced Non-Executive Director, who currently sits on the Board of Netwealth and Eastern Health. She is also an Audit Committee Member of both HealthShare Victoria and Commonwealth Games Australia.

Melbourne Football Club Election of Directors

Melbourne Football Club’s Board currently comprises 8 directors, listed above.

Each director is elected for a term of 3 years. The term of one or more directors expires at the AGM each year, normally held in February.

Nominations for, and the election of, directors are made in accordance with the club’s Constitution and Election Rules. The nomination period commences on 24 November and all nominations must be received by no later than 5.00pm AEDT on 1 December 2021.

Being a director of any organisation is a privilege that comes with many duties and responsibilities. At Melbourne Football Club, the Board is responsible for the overall direction and governance of the club. It is critical the Board has a diverse group of directors with the necessary skills, experience, qualities, and other attributes that ensures the club’s objectives are achieved. Melbourne Football Club Directors perform their duties on a voluntary basis and receive no remuneration.

To assist prospective nominees in considering their suitability to be a Melbourne Football Club Director, the Board has identified what it believes are the attributes required from any director and for the Board at this time. These attributes are listed in the Board Credentials Statement which also contains a list of the duties and responsibilities of a Melbourne Football Club director. This Statement is revised when the needs of the club or composition of the Board changes.

Members considering nominating for the Board should:

  1. Assess whether they have the skills, experience, qualities, and other attributes contained in the Board Credentials Statement.
  2. Familiarise themselves with the election and nomination requirements in the Constitution and the Election Rules and be prepared to comply with these requirements; and
  3. Contact David Goldberg, Company Secretary/Returning Officer at returningofficer@melbournefc.com.au for any further information and guidance.