Murray Forbes

President

Murray has recently retired from his role as the Dealer Principal at City Mazda, a position he held since 2008. During his time at City Mazda, Murray earned several national awards and provided valuable support to West Adelaide Football Club as the naming rights sponsor to the stadium. During his time in the automotive industry, Murray has developed exceptional knowledge and understanding of company finances and corporate governance. Murray is a founding Member of the Wolfpack.

Murray’s term commenced following the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Term: 3 years

Mark Goddard

Finance Director - Vice President

Mark has a strong banking and finance background developed during a 30 year career leading and managing businesses. As a Founding Director of corporate advisory firm Equity & Advisory Limited, Mark has guided large businesses through period of significant change and growth. More recently working as a private consultant, Mark has gained extensive experience as a member of the Executive Leadership team at the Weeks Group of Companies.

Mark’s term commenced following the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Term: 3 years

Bradley Abraham

Commercial & Marketing Director

A lifelong member of the Club, Bradley looks forward to bringing his expertise back to the Boardroom after a five year stint as a Director from 2008 – 2013. Bradley brings a strong background in generating sponsorship and also a unique perspective on the importance of membership and engagement. Nominated for a three year term, Bradley’s valuable skillset will complement the current Directors’ expertise.

Term: 3 years

Derek Bonner

Football Director

Derek has had a long association with the Club across many areas. He originally became involved as a coach in the youth development programs, before moving into the senior football program as league runner and assistant to Andy Collins. Since 2016, he has held the position of Senior Football Director at Division 1 club Goodwood Saints.

Derek’s son, Riley, is also a product of the West Adelaide development programs.

Derek’s term commenced following the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Term: 3 years

Marteine Edwards

Membership Director

Marteine has developed an impressive skillset over the course of her professional career gaining a wealth of experience in both sporting and business organisations. This knowledge as well as her experience on various committees will allow her to develop a meaningful presence with WAFC by assisting the club with membership management and growth.

Most recently, Marteine has proved successful as retail manager and centre experience manager for Westfield since 2013. Her understanding of maximising consumer engagement will be advantageous in developing innovative strategies to boost our membership base for 2020 and future seasons.

We are confident Marteine will be a valuable asset to the club and we look forward to the positive contributions she will make to our strategic planning and overall club processes.

Marteine was elected by the Members and her term commenced following the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Term: 2 years

Emma Grigson-Gair

People, Culture and Governance Director

Emma joins the Board with the portfolio of People, Culture and Governance Director.

The holder of a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Health Science and Bachelor of Commerce/Sports Management, Emma brings with her a broad range of experience developed through an extensive career in both the military and government. Emma has held executive leadership roles for over 18 years and has also utilised her skills in the sporting sector through Director roles with Adelaide Lightning basketball and SA Harness racing.

Term: 3 years

Christopher Schmidt

Member Nominated Director

A well known club man, Chris joins the board after many years of service to WAFC. Originally from Robertstown, Chris worked his way through our underage programs to then captain the club from 2012 – 2017; most notably leading the club to our 2015 premiership win. Chris has since been awarded life membership and sits on the board of trustees.

Chris has extensive experience within the engineering industry, managing the civil and structural design of commercial and industrial projects. We are excited to have Chris on the Board of Directors and confident in the skillset he brings.  

Term: 3 years 

Tiandra Taamians

Member Nominated Director

Tiandra joins the Board of Directors as a long term supporter of the club. Her strong passion for SANFL in particular West Adelaide Football Club stems from her family connections with the club. Tiandra has extensive experience in the insurance and finance industry, illustrating strong managerial and communication skills within her everyday role.

Additionally, Tiandra is a member of the Westonians committee having been appointed joint Vice President earlier this year. The club is excited to have Tiandra join the board as a strong voice for members. 

Term: 3 years