Richard Garvey - Acting President
Richard Garvey is currently a consultant and financial adviser to a well known Melbourne family and is involved in the management of their private investment interests. He is also a member of the advisory boards for several family owned businesses and was a Board Member of the Australian Institute of Management - Victoria and Tasmania for 11 years until December 2011 including 4 years as President and a National Board Member.
Prior to his current role Richard spent 34 years in chartered accounting. Richard was also the audit partner for Hawthorn Football Club between 1998 and 2007 and was appointed a Director of the Club in October 2010.
Andrew Kaye - Director
Andrew Kaye was appointed to the Board in February 2011 and is a longstanding Hawthorn member. He is a Neurosurgeon and Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery at The University of Melbourne. He is the Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has had extensive experience in education, training and research.
Bruce Stevenson - Director
Bruce Stevenson was appointed to the Hawthorn Football Club Board of Directors in 2013. He is a 1971 Premiership player, a Life Member of the Club and has been a Nominee/Director of the Hawthorn Football Club Foundation since 2010. In business, Bruce owned and operated Stevenson Automotive from 1989 to 2011. This Company operated Toyota and Audi Motor Dealerships across Tasmania. He is also the former Chairman and Founding Director of the Tastel Community Telco.
Richard Amos - Director
Richard Amos is a Managing Director of leading business and communication strategy firm Royce and his relationship with the Club has spanned over two decades. Recruited to the Hawks in 1979, Richard played from 1980-1982 and was involved with the Club as an anti-merger campaigner in 1996 before he joined the Board for two years from 1998-2000.
Professor Linda Kristjanson - Director
Professor Linda Kristjanson, an internationally-renowned scholar and academic leader, is a Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Professor Kristjanson serves on the Boards of the Australian Synchrotron and AARNet. She also chairs the AuScope Ltd Board.
In 2002, Professor Kristjanson was named the Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in recognition of her entrepreneurial work in health, science and innovation.
Andrew Gowers - Director
Andrew Gowers, who will take on the role of Football Director, was a member of the Club’s 1991 premiership team and played 140 AFL games for Hawthorn and the Brisbane Bears between 1988 and 1999.
Gowers completed a business degree at Monash University and a financial services diploma while playing football, and now owns and manages a financial consulting business specialising in business exit and financial planning.
Peter Nankivell - Director
Peter Nankivell has been a practising commercial lawyer for 27 years and consults to Thomson Geer lawyers where he has been for 20 years. He was formerly the Chairman of Partners at Herbert Geer and is currently Chair of the Centre for Eye Research Australia Ltd and a Director of Xavier College Foundation Limited.
Nankivell has been a member of the Clubs Finance and Risk Management Committee since 2012 and has been a legal adviser to the Board and assisted in the development of the Clubs governance model and constitutional review. He was elected to the Board in 2014 .