Education

University of Adelaide, South Australia – Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Honours) Australian Graduate School of Management, University of NSW – Executive MBA

Career

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers formerly

Vice-President, Charles River Associates Content Director, f2 Fairfax Online General Counsel, Telstra Multimedia

Judge’s Associate, Supreme Court of South Australia

Sports practiced

Football (soccer). Recreational skiing, cycling, swimming, cricket

Sports career

Australia national football team (‘Matildas’), incl as vice-captain (1986 – 1995) South Australia state football team, incl as captain (1984 – 1988)

New South Wales state football team, incl as captain (1990 – 1993) New South Wales team – Australian Rules football (2002) Registered football player (1979 – present)

Sports administration

FIFA Executive Committee / Council (2013 – 2016); AFC Vice President (2009 – 2015); AFC Executive Committee (2007 – present); FFA Board (2007 – 2017); International Council for Arbitration of Sport (2014 – present); FIFA Legal Committee (2012 – 2016); FIFA Player Status Committee (2017 – present); AFC Legal Committee (2009 – present); FIFA Committee for Women’s Football & Women’s; World Cup – Deputy Chair (2013 – 2016); FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football – Chair (2013 – present); AFC Women’s Football Committee – Chair (2011 – 2017); FFA Women’s Football Committee – Chair | 2007 – 2017; Competitions / Technical; FIFA World Cup Organising Committee (2013 – 2016); FIFA Organising Committee for the u17 Women’s World Cup (2013 – 2016); AFC Organising Committee for the Asian Cup (2011 – present); FFA A-League Committee (2010 – 2012): FFA Football Development Committee (2011 – 2017); FIFA “11 for Diversity” panel (2016); Barefoot to Boots Board (2017 – present)

Awards and distinctions

IOC Women and Sport Award Winner – Oceania (2016)

Australian Financial Review, 100 Women of Influence | 2012, 2014, Overall Winner (2016) International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers (current)

Who’s Who of Australian Women (current) Best Lawyers, Australia (current)

World Soccer magazine, People of the Year (2013)

IOC History

Member, Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2017-)