MURRAY McHENRY - Chairman
Appointed to WAFC Board 2010-2012, 2013-2015, 2016-2018
Chairman 2015 - present
Murray has been involved with football administration for almost 20 years, as a WAFC Commissioner since 2010 and the previous 13 years as a director at the West Coast Eagles. This included two years each as Deputy Chairman and Chairman. He was awarded life membership at West Coast in 1999. Murray also represented WA in rowing at the Kings Cup and coached the Australian FISA Coxed Four at the 1980 World Championships.
STUART LOVE - Deputy Chairman
Appointed to WAFC Board 2013-2015, 2016-2018
Stuart is a Partner and Vice President of Bain and Company, one of the world’s leading international strategic consulting firms. He has over 18 years of experience in strategic management consultancy, advising some of the world’s largest organisations and leading executives. He also has extensive experience in financial analysis and risk assessment. Stuart has also been involved in Surf Lifesaving for more than 20 years as a volunteer lifesaver, coach, administrator and competitor, including winning a Beach Relay World Championship.
Appointed to WAFC Board 2016-2018
Mr Carson served on the WA Amateur Football League Board from 2013-2015 after 17 years of involvement with the University Football Club as a player, coach and an official in various capacities, including President. He was admitted to practice law as a solicitor in Western Australia in 1979 and is now one of Australia’s premier energy lawyers. Mr Carson was also previously a Tribunal member for the WAAFL.
Appointed to WAFC Board 2015-2017
Grant’s life-time of involvement with football has included playing League at East Perth, coaching at junior and League level, and leading WA to its first ever Teal Cup win in 1985 to be named All-Australian Coach. In 1979 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his role in organising WA’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations. Grant also received an Order of Australia in 2012 for his role as Chairman of the Road Safety Council of WA and contribution to WA football development. He also worked as General Manager of the WA Football Development Trust, Manager Special Projects at Fremantle Football Club and then Director of Football at the WAFC.
HON. CHERYL EDWARDES AM
Appointed to WAFC Board 2016
Hon. Cheryl Edwardes was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1984 and the High Court of Australia in 1986. She was the first female solicitor appointed to the West Australian Parliament in 1989 and the first female Attorney General in WA in 1993. She was a Minister of 12 portfolios over eight years and the longest serving woman Minister in WA when she retired in 2005. She was made a member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Appointed to WAFC Board 2009-2011, 2012-2014, 2015-2017
Brett brings a strong football background and significant financial experience to the WA Football Commission. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed property developer Peet Limited and was previously a Partner at KPMG. His football experience includes playing Colts, Reserves and League Football for East Perth between 1979 and 1985, as well as Sunday League football for Osborne Park from 1987 to 1996, where he won a Premiership and Fairest and Best Award. Brett has also been a coach, manager and administrator for community football clubs and was a board member of the WA Amateur Football League from 2001 to 2008.
Appointed to WAFC Board 2012-2014, 2015-2017
Larry has extensive experience at all levels of the game, playing more than 200 WAFL games before a coaching career of more than 20 years which included Guildford Grammar School, WAFL Colts, and Amateur football clubs. He is a Life Member of East Perth Football Club and previously worked as WAFC Director of Coaching. Larry also worked as an Aboriginal Mentor and Community Advisor for Chevron Australia, and an Employment Coordinator and Training Analyst for Rio Tinto and Woodside. He served as the Chair of the Aboriginal Development Foundation, a committee member of the 2000 Olympics Task Force and Centenary of Federation, and an Australia Day Ambassador.
Appointed to WAFC Board 2012-2013, 2014-2016
Neil has over 40 years of experience as a player, volunteer, coach and administrator. He played over 200 league games of WAFL football and was a chairman of selectors under legendary coaches Mal Brown and Haydn Bunton. During 20 years as a Board member at Subiaco he oversaw a range of portfolios including sponsorship, marketing, facility development, membership and football. He was Club President for seven years and also served on the WAFL Council of Presidents, including one year as Chairman. Neil has been State President of the Australian Hotels Association WA for more than a decade and is an alternate Director with the HOSTPLUS superannuation fund.