Lyall has over 35 years’ experience in senior management, project management and administration in both the public and private sectors and is currently CEO of the Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League Club. Lyall is also a Director of Cricket NSW, Deputy President of the NSW Business Chamber, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Research at the Western Sydney University and a SportsConnect Ambassador.
Prior to his current positions, he was appointed by the Football Federation Australia as Head of the Hyundai A-League (June 2010) and as the founding Executive Chairman of the Western Sydney Wanderers, a position he held from May 2012 until July 2014. He was appointed Group CEO of the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks in the NRL in November 2014.
Lyall was Executive Director (2001–2005) of an ASX listed merchant bank and investment holding company specialising in corporate finance, corporate advisory, strategic investment, property and asset management, and was formerly its Executive Director, Finance and Administration.
He holds a Masters in Administration (University of NSW) with majors in finance, marketing and organisational management and administration.
A corporate CEO and entrepreneur, Stephanie began her career in 1975 as a graphic designer in mainstream advertising and eventually became increasingly involved in sales promotion, including strategy, concept, design, production and project management, until she reached the position of General Manager within RL Polk, an international company. At the time, it was one of the largest direct marketing production and database marketing companies in Australia and Stephanie was its youngest and first female GM.
Stephanie is currently the CEO of DMC Advertising Group. She has twice held the position of President of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and is the current Chair of the Salvation Army Western Sydney Red Shield Appeal and a board member of Western Sydney Women.
Peter left the role of Executive Director, People and Services, with the NSW Department of Education, following a 37-year career in public education – as a primary school teacher and principal, a demographic planner and in various human resources leadership roles. He also relieved for extended periods as Deputy Director-General, leading the Department’s diverse Corporate Services team, as a member of the Department’s Executive.
He was an active participant in high-level NSW and Federal government committees and working parties, and in recent years joined several not-for-profit boards.
Peter chaired an evaluation of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative, provided high-level advice on strategies for the delivery of Closing the Gap education targets in remote Indigenous communities, presents training courses for school leaders and has engaged in a number of public sector and corporate consultancies.
Peter has also successfully completed the Company Directors’ Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 for outstanding public service to education in NSW and has been a long-time resident of Western Sydney.
Josephine is a professional company director who works across a range of industries, including property, construction, finance, sport, the arts, medical research and social services.
A former scientist and teacher (BSc, (Hons), Grad. Dip. Ed.), she established Buildcorp with her husband 29 years ago, which employs over 300 staff and has revenue of $500 million.
Josephine serves on a number of private, public, government and not-for-profit boards, including Growthpoint Properties Australia, Opera Australia, the Australian Museum, Centenary Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne University Infrastructure Advisory Board and the Australian Rugby Foundation. She is President of Australian Women’s Rugby and, through Buildcorp, has been a major sponsor of rugby in Australia for nearly 30 years.
She has previously served as a director of The Trust Company and was Co-President of the YWCA NSW.
In 2017 she was recognised for her services to the community, the arts and sports in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Stewart has over 25 years’ experience in chartered accounting, providing audit and assurance services, and is currently a partner of Deloitte’s Assurance and Advisory division as the Western Sydney Middle Market leader and leader of Clients Industries and Markets for Western Sydney.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Stewart was a partner and managing partner with Moore Stephens Sydney West from 2011. Stewart specialises in combining technical expertise with big picture thinking and has a broad range of business experiences in the transport, logistics, manufacturing, property and not-for-profit sectors.
Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Jane currently works as a General Manager, Commercial Agreements for one of Australia’s largest corporations. She has practised as a commercial lawyer for over fifteen years including in the private, government and corporate sector in Australia and Europe and has expertise in commercial and telecommunications law and governance.
Jane has also consistently championed pro bono work including leading the establishment of a corporate pro bono practice and coordinating legal assistance to remote indigenous communities.
The arts and the development of vibrant, inclusive communities for all are her passions. She is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board of Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and a member of Parramatta Council’s Light Rail Community and Business Advisory Committee.