Independent Expert Panel – Membership

David Crawford has had an illustrious corporate career, with a focus on risk management and business reorganisation.

He has been Director of BHP Limited since May 1994; Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since June 2001; Chairman of Foster’s Group Limited (since November 2007) and Director of Foster’s Group Limited (since August 2001); Chairman of Lend Lease Corporation Limited (since May 2003) and Director (since July 2001); as well as previously being a Director of National Foods and Westpac Limited, and Chairman of KPMG Chartered Accountants.

The AFL commissioned David Crawford to conduct an independent review of the structure of the AFL which led to the creation of an independent commission to oversee the successful development and expansion of that code.

David Crawford also chaired the Independent Soccer Review Committee into the structure, governance and Management of Soccer in Australia.

The 2003 Crawford Report is credited with establishing the blueprint for the sport of football that has seen it achieve unprecedented success over the past few years, including qualification of the Socceroos for the 2006 World Cup, membership of the Asian Football Federation and the establishment of the A-League.

Mark Bouris is the dynamic businessman who created Wizard, brought in the Packer family as equal partners and within a few years sold the company to American giant General Electric Corporation through its subsidiary GE Money for over $400 million.

Mr Bouris is Executive Chairman, Wizard Home Loans, Partner, BBB Capital Pty Ltd, since 2005; Adjunct Prof. in Banking and Finance Faculty Committee and Econs UNSW 2005; and Executive Chair, Aust. Fin. Investments Group (wholly owned sub. GE Corp).

While it is business that’s made him so recognisable, it is his passion for his family and his humble beginnings that inspire him. Bouris is a Board member of Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club.

Sam Mostyn (BA, LLB) has an extensive background in law, corporate affairs, human resources, sport and politics. In 2005 Ms Mostyn was appointed as the AFL’s first female Commissioner.

Ms Mostyn also serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and is on the Board of the Sydney Festival, the Australian Museum Trust and the Centenary Institute.

Previously, she was the Director of Corporate Development and Acting Human Resources Director at Cable & Wireless Optus. Prior to joining Cable & Wireless Optus, she was a senior adviser (communications) to the Prime Minister, The Hon. P J Keating.

Pamela Tye had a long association with the Australian Women’s Hockey Association before her appointment as the inaugural President of Hockey Australia.

Until December 2004 she was Vice-president and member of the Executive Board of the Federation of International Hockey and was the recipient of the Federation of International Hockey Award of Merit in 2001.

In 2004 Ms Tye was awarded the Women and Sport Diploma by the International Olympic Committee, ‘in recognition of her outstanding contribution in promoting the development and participation of women and girls in sport’.

Ms Tye was a Director of the Board of the Sydney Paralympic Games and a member of the Sydney Youth Olympic Festival Committee. She was recently a member of the Australian Sports Commission.

Colin Carter a senior adviser to the Boston Consulting Group and a director of a number of companies including Wesfarmers and World Vision.

Colin is chairman of the AFL Foundation, Chairman of Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships and a member of the Board of The Cape York Institute.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Colin has had extensive experience advising on corporate strategy and corporate governance and his consultancy career has included major projects in Australia and overseas.