Who we are

Adam Goodes

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An Andyamathanha and Norungga man born in Wallaroo, South Australia, Adam was a team member of the Sydney Swans AFL side and is a dual Brownlow Medallist who captained the All-Australian side in 2010. He was named in the Indigenous team of the Century, and is widely recognised as one of the all time greats of the game. Adam’s extraordinary onfield achievements are matched by his passion for helping his people and he has long been involved in various community programmes in support of Indigenous youth. Formerly a member of the Howard government’s Indigenous Advisory Board, his extremely public stand against racism in 2013 sparked public discourse around the issues of racism and Indigenous disadvantage. In recognition of his community involvement and his firm yet compassionate campaign against racism, Adam was named Australian of the Year in 2014. Adam is currently CEO of the Indigenous Defence Consortium, a consortium of Indigenous businesses engaging infrastructure projects in Defence.

Adam is a co-founder and Board member of the GO Foundation.

Michael O’Loughlin

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Since retiring from a highly decorated career at the Sydney Swans which included dual All-Australian team and being a member of the AFL’s Indigenous Team of the Century, Michael has been Head Coach of the AIS-AFL Academy, coached the Indigenous All-Stars team which toured Ireland in 2013, and was Head Coach of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. Michael brings to his roles as co-founder and Board member, many years experience on the board of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy.  Michael has worked in numerous community based programs over the past 15 years, including with the Swans, Books in Homes, Sydney Swans initiatives such as the Healthy Choices schools programme, he has been an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy and Numeracy Programme, a director of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy and an Ambassador for the AFL Indigenous Academy. In 2009 the AFL Players’ Association awarded him the prestigious Madden Medal, which recognises on- and off-field excellence and community spirit.

Michael is a co-founder and Board member of the GO Foundation.

Peter Meurer

Chair

‘Master of Business Administration (MBA), RMIT, Graduate Diploma, Biochemistry  RMIT, Australian Institute of Company Directors –Foundation Fellow, FAICD and Master Stockbroker with over 35 years’ experience in investment and finance.
Peter Meurer is currently Executive Chairman of investment bank Nomura. He has previously been Vice Chairman and Corporate Broking Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, and Vice Chairman of Citi Group. Peter also sits on the investment committee for the Foundation For Young Australians. He is also a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chairman of Ignition Wealth Pty Limited.

Adam Goodes

(see individual profile)

Michael O’Loughlin

(see individual profile)

Ken Boundy

M.Agr.Sc; MBA: FAICD.
A professional independent director and businessman, Ken Boundy is Chairman of RedBalloon, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and a non-executive director of NetComm Wireless, Timberlink and Australian Bauxite. Previously he was CEO of Tourism Australia and Goodman Fielder Asia, as well as other divisional head roles across various industry sectors. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kylie Brown

BA.LLB and LLM. partner at legal firm Allens since 2005.
Kylie Brown is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kylie specialises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and has advised in relation to numerous high profile corporate matters. Kylie has been involved in pro bono work for various Indigenous and community organisations.

James Gallichan

James Gallichan is one of the founders of the GO Foundation, along with Michael and Adam, and has been a director since 2009.
James has spent the last 17 years working in the Information Technology sector in multiple geographies including Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and Australia. James has been involved with and assisted a number of Indigenous organisations, both philanthropic and private sector, for the last decade including assisting with the development of Indigenous Enterprise (specifically MessageStick and CMC Indigenous Services) over the past 10 years. In his current role James leads the Business Process Services group at IBM across Australia and New Zealand.

Sam Mostyn

A former member of the AFL Commission for 11 years and it’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Sam Mostyn has had a diverse career across the corporate and not for profit sectors.  She has previously held executive positions at Optus Cable & Wireless, and has worked in Federal Government policy advisory roles.  She has been a board member of Reconciliation Australia and served as a member of the Review of the treatment of women in Australian Defence Forces.  Among others, she sits on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban, Mirvac, Cover-More, Carriageworks, and the Australia Council for the Arts.  Sam is also a member of the Australian Faculty of the Cambridge University.

Tim Laing

Secretary

Tim Laing was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Sydney Swans in 2006. Tim is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Prior to joining the Sydney Swans, Tim’s career was in advertising where he spent almost 30 years in various finance and management positions with global advertising agencies.

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