Our Board

The Venues NSW Board consists of 12 members who bring a wealth of experience, business acumen and expertise in running the biggest and best sport events and venues.

The Board is responsible for strengthening NSW's position as Australia's number one destination for live sport and entertainment, with a strong focus on attracting the highest quality international and domestic events to New South Wales.


Tony Shepherd AO

Chairman

Term commenced 1 December 2020 

Tony is a leading infrastructure and development authority and one of Australia’s most highly respected and passionate business leaders. He is also a highly influential advisor to leaders in the public and private sectors. Tony was a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust for 18 years and Chaired the Trust for six years. He is Chairman of the AFL’s GWS Giants, and he sits on numerous corporate boards.


Rod McGeoch AO

Deputy Chairman

Term commenced 1 December 2020  

Rod is one of Australasia’s most influential directors. He was the chief executive of Sydney's successful bid for the 2000 Olympic Games. He has had an impressive career in business, sports administration and the legal profession. Rod sits on a number of boards, including Destination NSW and Chubb Insurance Australia. He has an impressive record of bidding and delivering major international sporting and cultural events in Australia and internationally. He has published two books: McGeoch and The Bid.


Amy Duggan

Board Member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

Amy Duggan is a highly respected former Matilda's footballer having represented Australia. She has subsequently achieved a successful media career with Fox Sports, ABC, WIN News and now Optus Sport.

A Director of Football Federation Australia and the Illawarra Academy of Sport, Amy is on the NSW Government's 'Game Changers' Advisory Council and is a passionate advocate for all sports and the Illawarra region.


Erin Flaherty

Board Member

Term commenced 1 December 2020  

Erin has more than 30 years' experience in corporate governance, finance, public transport, infrastructure and law. She is Executive Chair of Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd, a Guardian of the Commonwealth Future Fund, a director of Primewest Group Limited, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the NSW Police Citizens Youth Clubs Ltd.

She was previously a member of the Advisory Boards for the North West rail project and Sydney Light Rail and was a foundation member of the Board of Sydney Metro.  


Rosheen Garnon

Board Member

Term commenced 15 March 2021

Rosheen is the non-executive chairman at Alexium International Group Ltd. She is on the boards of The Smith Family, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Resolution Life Australasia and Creative Partnerships Australia. She is also Chair of the Board of Taxation and a former Senior Partner with KPMG Australia.


Todd Greenberg

Board Member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

Todd Greenberg is an experienced and highly-regarded sports administrator.  He is currently the CEO of the Australian Cricketers' Association. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League, the General Manager of Stadium Australia and the Chief Executive of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Todd commenced his career in sporting events management at Cricket NSW and holds a Masters in Sport Management and a Sports Science degree. In 2009, he was recognised as the NSW Sports Administrator of the Year.


Ian Hammond

Board member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

Ian Hammond is a finance and risk management expert. He is a Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Group Ltd and Perpetual Ltd, and of not-for-profit groups including Chris O'Brien's Lifehouse and Mission Australia. Ian was a Director of Citibank and is a former partner of PwC Australia. He has previously been a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and represented Australia on the International Accounting Standards Board.


Alan Jones AO

Board Member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

Alan Jones is regarded as Australia’s most successful ever broadcaster, formerly on radios 2UE and 2GB in Sydney. He currently broadcasts on ADH TV, a digital platform, to a worldwide audience.

Alan Jones formerly coached the Wallabies to Grand Slam and Bledisloe Cup success. He followed that by coaching Balmain and South Sydney in the NSW Rugby League competition. He was formerly the Speechwriter and Senior Advisor to the then Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.


Sally Loane

Board Member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

Sally Loane is a non-executive director and business leader experienced in financial services, media and corporate affairs. She is a director of Chubb Australia, DestinationNSW and PanKind. She is on the advisory board of consulting firm Orizontas, and a member of Chief Executive Women. Sally spent 25 years as a journalist with ABC Radio, commercial television news and leading newspapers. She was CEO of the Financial Services Council (2014-2021) and was the first female director of Waratahs Rugby (2010-2017).


Greg Pearce

Board Member

Term commenced 15 November 2021

Greg is a solicitor and had a career spanning 22 years with Freehill, Hollingdale and Page. He is a former Member of the Legislative Council of NSW representing the Liberal Party from 2000 to 2017. He also served as Minister for Finance and Services and Minister for the Illawarra in the O’Farrell Government. Since leaving NSW Parliament in 2017 Greg has undertaken a broad range of projects including for several NSW Government agencies, advice on payroll tax, a mining review relating to rehabilitation of mines, a major international technology company, a new point to point transport option and budgeting and finance for a significant cultural institution. He Chaired a review of NSW public sector employment. Greg is currently Chair of Hospitality Employers Mutual Limited and serves on the NSW public sector Statutory and Senior Officers Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT).


John Quayle

Board member

Term commenced 1 December 2020

John Quayle is one of Australia's most accomplished and highly-regarded sporting administrators. He is a former Chief Executive of the NSW and Australian Rugby League, and was the events manager for SOCOG for the 2000 Olympic Games.

John played for Australia, NSW and City during his 108-game first grade career. 


Maria Scott

Board Member

Term commenced 15 November 2021

Maria Scott has over 30 years of international experience in communications and marketing across multiple industries including property, construction, advertising, design, sports sponsorship, charities, and media.

Skilled in management, corporate social responsibility, tendering, sponsorship management and marketing, Maria brings strong business acumen and excellent communication skills.


  • Venues NSW
  • CommBank Stadium
  • McDonald Jones Homes Stadium
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • Accor Stadium
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Football Stadium
  • WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre