CEO of the Richmond Football Club, Brendon Gale will be guest speaker at the next Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast on 11 September.
In a professional athletic career spanning 12 years, Brendon played 244 games of AFL football with the Richmond Football Club from 1990 to 2001.
Upon retirement from professional football, Brendon practiced law with commercial law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques in the banking and finance division.
In January 2005, Brendon was appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association where he was responsible for representing the collective industrial interests of all AFL players.
In September 2009 Brendon was appointed as CEO of the Richmond Football Club. Brendon leads a diverse team of over 140 people, a budget of approximately $80 million and is responsible for the performance of all aspects of the organisation.
Under Brendon’s leadership, Richmond’s iconic Punt Road Oval headquarters has been transformed into an elite high-performance facility, and the club has achieved record consumer and commercial growth year on year, resulting in 100 per cent revenue growth since 2010.
With the establishment of Aligned Leisure and the Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership Brendon has grown an increasingly diversified sports business. Importantly, the club has competed in five of the last 6 AFL Finals Series, including the drought breaking 2017 AFL Premiership – Richmond’s eleventh overall.
This event series gives business people across the Casey Cardinia region the opportunity to connect with other local business operators, hear from high-profile guest speakers and enjoy a delicious breakfast.
The breakfast will be held on Tuesday 11 September at the Cardinia Cultural Centre. To book go to caseycardinia.com.au