The popularity of the women's competition in the AFL and other football codes has increased scrutiny on governance in sport. WOB has invited Greater Western Sydney Football Club Director, Rebekah Giles, to discuss the challenges and opportunities at this lunch. Rebekah will speak about:
- What the role of an AFL director entails
- GWS Giants Football Club's governance framework
- Why effective governance in sport is so important
- The difference between sports boards and commercial boards
- What makes a high-performance sports board
- RFC's board recruitment process (including my pathway to the board)
- Opportunities for women to join sports board
A great opportunity to join us in at 1 Bligh Street in the heart of Sydney at another great WOB lunch event.
Limited places available to WOB subscribers and their guests.
Rebekah Giles, Non-Executive Director, Greater Western Sydney Football Club
Sitting on the GWS Giants' Board of Directors, Rebekah Giles is involved in setting the strategic direction of the Club; approves the strategic plan and budget; ensures that the Club is financially sound and that operations are ethical; and in accordance with the mission and charter of the AFL conduct codes in Australia. Rebekah is the Chair of the board's Integrity subcommittee and sits on the Business, Audit and Risk subcommittee.
Rebekah is a partner of law firm Kennedys in Sydney. Specialising in reputational risk, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Rebekah has acted in some of Australia’s most high profile, high value and commercially sensitive disputes. Prior to her current position with Kennedys, Rebekah previously held roles at a number of other leading firms including Minter Ellison, Holding Redlich and Lloyd’s of London.
Rebekah has a specialist expertise in sports law having represented the Australian Olympic Committee for over a decade and she also serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors at the Centennial Parklands Foundation.
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