MCC Committee

The Committee comprises of Full members of the Club elected to honorary office bearer positions, namely, a President, three Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer, and nine other Club members elected to the Committee.

To assist in the execution of its responsibilities, the Committee has established a number of Sub-committees to which the President appoints Committee members.

Please note that only Full members are eligible to nominate for Committee. Only Full members can propose and second Committee nominations.

Below is the composition of the MCC Committee.  View the office bearer and Committee nomination form



Fred Oldfield

Fred Oldfield - President

Joined the Committee – 2012

Fred is a non-executive director of Westbourne Capital and has significant expertise in the areas of infrastructure investment, equity capital markets, funds management and law.

He was previously a manager of strategic development and stakeholder relations at tollroad operator Transurban and had a 16 year career at UBS in equity capital markets including being head of the Australian securities business in London.

Fred has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics degrees from Monash University.



Adrian Anderson

Adrian Anderson - Vice-President

Joined the Committee – 2016

Adrian is a barrister who specialises in media law, sports law, and disciplinary tribunals. He was formerly a partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, General Manager Football Operations of the AFL, and Interim CEO of Cycling Australia.

Adrian started his career at Corrs in 1996 and became a partner in the commercial litigation division in 2003 representing clients such as the Herald Sun, 3AW, the AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA), the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) and Greyhound Racing Victoria.

In 2004, he joined the AFL as General Manager of Football Operations, a position he held for nine years. During that time he was responsible for the day-to-day running of the AFL competition, the establishment of the AFL integrity unit, the reform of the AFL tribunal system, and negotiations with the AFLPA for the Collective Bargaining Agreement and free agency.

Immediately prior to joining the Bar, Adrian advised major professional sports and conducted reviews on disciplinary, integrity and governance matters. This included six months as interim CEO of Cycling Australia and consulting to Cricket Australia and the NRL.

He is chairman of MyGolf, a Cricket Australia Conduct Commissioner, a Director of National Golf Holdings Ltd, and a Victorian Amateur Football Association tribunal member.



Christian Johnston

Christian Johnston - Vice-President

Joined the Committee – 2017

Christian has more than 25 years of experience as an investment banker, including more than 10 years as Head of Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs.

Christian specialises in advising companies on merger and acquisition assignments and capital raisings. He is an Advisory Director for Goldman Sachs in Australia and New Zealand and previously served as Chairman. He is also a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel, the Scotch College Council and Ormond College Council.  

Christian has been an MCC member since 1988 and a Full member since 1995. He is also a former cricketer, having played at Melbourne University Cricket Club for a number of years.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from The University of Melbourne.



Sally Macindoe

Sally Macindoe - Vice-President

Joined the Committee – 2014

Sally is a former partner and chair of legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright where she was the national leader of its environment and planning team for over 10 years. Sally continues to practice as Executive Counsel at the firm and is widely acknowledged for her expertise in all aspects of planning, environment and heritage law. She has successfully represented clients in some of Victoria’s largest development projects. She was also global lead of Diversity and Inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright and a former director of the Melbourne Recital Centre Ltd.

Sally is a descendant of Frank Grey Smith, whose name is synonymous with the Melbourne Cricket Club as a former president and whose name adorned an MCG grandstand for 60 years.



Geoff Roberts

Geoff Roberts - Treasurer

Joined the Committee – 2019

Geoff is currently a non-executive director of JB Hi Fi Ltd, Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and WEHI Institute of Medical Research.

Geoff has more than 30 years of finance experience, including as Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria, and Group Chief Financial Officer of AXA Asia Pacific Ltd and Seek Ltd.

He was formerly a Board Member of AMP Limited, Deloitte Australia, Vision Australia and Chairman of the Reach Foundation.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Ted Baillieu

Ted Baillieu

Joined the Committee – 2017

Ted Baillieu served as Premier of Victoria from December 2010 to March 2013, and as leader of the Victorian Liberal Party for four years prior to becoming Premier.

Educated at Melbourne Grammar School and University of Melbourne, he registered as an architect in 1979. He has been an MCC member since 1977 and a Full member since 1985.

In September 1999, Ted became Member for Hawthorn, until his resignation from Parliament in November 2014.

Throughout his term as Premier, he also served as Minister for the Arts.

Ted previously served as Chairman of the Victorian ANZAC Centenary Committee and Co-Chaired the Cladding Taskforce for the Victorian Government.

Currently, Ted serves as a board member on the Australia India Council and is a patron for the Australia India Chamber of Commerce.



Carolyn Bendall

Carolyn Bendall

Joined the Committee – 2023

Carolyn is an experienced marketing and communications executive with over 30 years of experience in various services sectors. Currently Chief Marketing Officer at Swinburne University of Technology, and before that as General Manager Marketing for ANZ Australia, Carolyn is passionate about truly understanding and meeting customer needs, aligning brand strategy with excellence in communications, delivering results, and leading and developing large teams of talented professionals.

Carolyn's experience spans corporate, commercial and consumer market segments, across Australia and New Zealand, and in disciplines ranging from brand strategy, marketing communications, product proposition development through to distribution channel management and customer acquisition.

Carolyn was proud to lead Mumbrella’s 2016 Marketing Team of the Year, has been recognised with 16 Cannes Lions for creative excellence and is a three-time Australian CMO50, which recognises Australia’s most innovative CMOs.

With professional qualifications in marketing, psychology and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Carolyn is a Director of Swinburne Student Life and preventative mental health organisation, The Man Cave. She is committed to making a contribution towards a more inclusive world - where diversity is valued, opportunities are equal, and people are simply kinder to one another.



James Bennett

James Bennett

Joined the Committee – 2015

James is Managing Principal at Indec Consulting providing infrastructure advisory services to both public and private sector clients. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, including six years in London.

James is passionate about working with clients to identify and solve their challenges covering areas including procurement, team structures, governance, program and technical issues. He brings a wealth of national and international experience from around the world having worked across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia New Zealand regions. James has worked on projects such as Wembley Stadium, Shanghai Tower, Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Johannesburg’s Mall of Africa. He is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

He also played seven senior VFL games for Hawthorn during 1984-87 and almost 90 Reserves matches. James was a member of Hawthorn’s 1985 Reserves premiership team, winning the Gardiner Medal that same year and finishing runner-up the following year. After his VFL career, he returned to Collegians in the VAFA where he played more than 200 games, including seven years as captain, and earned Victoria and All Australia selection.
 


Annabel Brebner

Annabel Brebner

Joined the Committee – 2019

Annabel is a Commissioner with Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission.

Annabel’s professional experience spans the corporate, tertiary education and public sectors. She has more than 20 years of consulting experience with boutique and global consulting firms advising Commonwealth and State governments on aspects of economic and public policy and conducting corporate governance reviews. Annabel has worked extensively in intersecting areas of social policy and has specific expertise in strategy development and stakeholder engagement. She was formerly the Head of Consulting at the Allen Consulting Group, a Director with the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office and Associate Dean with the University of Adelaide’s Graduate School of Business.

Annabel represented South Australia in diving and gymnastics and was an accredited diving coach and judge.

She was the founding chair of the MCC Football Sporting Section and former committee member of the Women of the MCC special interest group.

Annabel holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
 



James Cain

James Cain

Joined the Committee – 2022

James has a 30-year professional background in property, infrastructure, and major capital works in the public and private sectors. Over that time, he has worked as an executive, non-executive director and independent consultant.

James’ experience includes 12 years with property and construction company Lendlease in various roles including General Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia; five years with the Victorian Government as Executive Director of Major Projects Victoria, the Victorian Government’s primary capital works agency, and 16 years at M21 Advisory, a commercial advisory consultancy he established in 2006.

James has extensive non-executive experience having previously held the position of Chair of Industry Superannuation Property Trust, Chair of the Victorian Ports Corporation and Deputy Chair of the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design and Bachelor of Building and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.



Paula Dwyer

Paula Dwyer

Joined the Committee – 2021

Paula is a chartered accountant with a strong executive career, holding senior positions in investment management and investment banking, including with Calibre Asset Management, Ord Minnett (now JP Morgan) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Her career as a company director spans financial services, investment, insurance, healthcare, gambling and entertainment, fast moving consumer goods, property and construction and retailing sectors. A former Chairman of Tabcorp Holdings Limited (from 2011-2020, Director from 2005) and Healthscope Limited (2014-2019), Paula is currently Chairman of Allianz Australia Limited and Director of ANZ Banking Group Limited, Lion Pty Limited and Lion Global Beverages.

Holding a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Paula is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (ACID), and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Paula also has a strong interest in education and medical research, having served as a member of the Geelong Grammar School Council and the Business and Economics Faculty at the University of Melbourne and as Deputy Chairman of Baker IDI.

She is married to respected journalist and writer Charles Happell.


Tony Johnson

Tony Johnson


Joined the Committee – 2023

Tony is a company director and adviser, and previously a Partner and CEO of EY in Oceania, and member of EY Asia Pacific and global leadership teams. Over 34 years he combined firm leadership roles with client work at large Australian and global organisations.

Currently Chaiman of Bupa ANZ, Director of Allianz Australia and E&P Financial Group, Advisory Board member of Fujitsu ANZ (Chair) and Kieser Australia, Trustee of the Collier Charitable Fund, member of The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation Committee, Melbourne Theatre Company Management Board and the Executive Committee of UNSW Business Advisory Council.

Tony is a passionate follower of sport, particularly cricket which he played in regional Victoria and then in Melbourne’s Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association before coaching and supporting juniors.

Tony was formerly a member of Champions of Change Coalition, Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity, Business Council of Australia Committees, Business Advisory Board of Monash Business School and Board of ABCN.

Tony has a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of FINSIA.


Kalpana Ramani

KALPANA RAMANI

Joined the Committee – 2021

Kalpana is an effective people and thought leader, experienced in digital transformation, design thinking and organisational resilience.

Holding several senior positions within the Victorian Government since 2016, including leading digital services for Consumer Affairs Victoria and strategy and governance for the Regulation Group, Kalpana is currently heading resilience initiatives for priority programs within the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Prior to her time in Government, Kalpana was a client manager at Hobsons APAC, specialising in digital recruitment strategies for tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand from 2012 to 2016.

Kalpana holds a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University and enjoys exploring digital horizons, leading a program of work in 2018-19 within the Department of Premier and Cabinet innovation program, on methods to safeguard consumers from the increasing prevalence of online scammers and received a national award in 2019 for showcasing innovative design through digital storytelling.

Kalpana has a long history with the MCC Sporting Sections, having been on the MCC Netball Section Committee since its inception in 2011, where she was the section Chair from 2019 to 2021 - and highly values the well-being benefits, personal development and social opportunities club life offers.



Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson

Joined the Committee – 2023

Alice has had over 25 years of experience in senior operational experience in fast-paced, global and commercial roles. Now a non-executive director and independent consultant, prior she was Senior Vice President at Hong Kong headquartered Fung Group, whose diverse businesses operate across the entire consumer goods global supply chain including trading, logistics, distribution and retail. She has an extensive understanding of cross border/cross cultural nuances and a deep insight in global macroeconomics particularly between East and West.

Alice has a history of delivering profitable results across business operations, risk management, strategic and technology transformations and M&A for significant multinational organisations and entrepreneurial startups. She has lived or worked in Hong Kong, across Asia, Europe and the USA.

Alice holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. She is a non-executive director of Trinity College and a member of its Finance, Audit and Pathways Committees. She was previously a non-executive director for Lauriston Girls’ School and Chair of the Lauriston Foundation.