Chris Sutherland

A foundation member of the Fremantle Football Club, Chris Sutherland first joined Fremantle’s board in November 2021, bringing significant experience as a former managing director and CEO of Programmed for over a decade.

Fremantle transitioned to Sutherland as the Club's new president following the 2023 AFL and AFLW seasons, as Dale Alcock completed his tenure on the Fremantle Football Club board.

Sutherland holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of WA, was a founding member and inaugural chair of CEO’s for Gender Equity Inc (2012-2019).

Sutherland is currently a non-executive director with a number of ASX listed companies and is an active community member. He was Chair of the board of Trinity College (2011-2014) and is also a Life Member of the Booragoon Junior Football Club where he was president from 2001 to 2006. 

Craig Carter

Fremantle Dockers’ foundation member and former investment banker, Craig Carter was appointed to the board in December 2014 and became vice-president in November 2016.

The former investment banker, who is also a foundation member of one of the club’s key coterie groups – the AJ Diamond Club – grew up in Fremantle and attended South Fremantle High School before a completing Business Degree ahead of a move to stockbroking. 

After a 35-year career in financial markets specialising in equity capital markets and corporate advice, Craig now sits on the Board of Australian Finance Group Ltd, maintains diverse business interests across a portfolio of equities, agriculture and property and is a keen offshore sailor, having competed in several Sydney to Hobart yacht races.

James Clement

Former Fremantle and Collingwood player James Clement was appointed to the board in December 2019.

He is the managing director and CEO of Vysarn Ltd, an ASX listed company that provides production critical services and solutions to the resources, construction and utilities industries. He was previously managing director and CEO of ASX listed agribusiness Mareterram Ltd, which operates one of Australia’s biggest commercial fishing operations. 

James played 230 AFL games with Fremantle and Collingwood between 1996 and 2007, during which time he was a multiple best and fairest winner and All Australian representative. He has more than a decade of experience in finance and investment, and holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony Grist

Company director Tony Grist is the founder of Perth-based private investment group Albion Capital Partners. Tony was the Co-Founder and Chairman of Amcom Telecommunications, which subsequently merged with Vocus Communications to become an ASX 100 company.

Tony, who has a BA Commerce from UWA, has held directorships in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia in the healthcare, mining and energy industries. He is a Director of the Minderoo Foundation, the PLC Foundation, and is the founder of the Albion Foundation.

Andrea Hall

Andrea is an experienced non-executive director and sits on the boards of: Evolution Mining Ltd; Perenti Group Ltd (Barminco/Ausdrill), Pioneer Credit Ltd; and the Insurance Commission of WA.

Andrea is a former KPMG Risk Consulting partner, with over 20 years’ experience in: corporate, operational and board governance; strategic, operation and financial risk management; human resource management ;financial management; internal audit and external audit.

She was previously on the Senate of Murdoch University and a former Chair and member of the WA Council for the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce, (Accounting/Finance) from UWA Andrea completed a Masters in Applied Finance, (corporate finance). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a graduate member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Colleen Hayward

A Fremantle member since 2004, emeritus professor Hayward is a senior Noongar woman with extensive family links throughout WA’s South-West.

For more than 35 years, Colleen has provided significant input to policies and programs on a wide range of issues, reflecting the needs of minority groups at community, state and national levels.

She has a wealth of previous board experience and an extensive background in a range of areas including health, education, leadership and governance. Colleen’s formal qualifications include Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Applied Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnerships from Cambridge University.

Her work has been recognised through a number of awards including the 2006 Premier’s Multicultural Ambassador’s prize and the 2008 National NAIDOC Aboriginal Person of the Year Award.

Professor Hayward was inducted into the Aboriginal Education Hall of Fame in 2009 and the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2012 when she was also recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia. 2015 saw Colleen awarded one of Murdoch University’s Distinguished Alumni. She was named as one of WA’s 100 most influential West Australians in both 2015 and 2016.

Sasha Pendal 

An executive with the Fortescue Group, Sasha Pendal was appointed to the board in August 2023. 

With more than 25 years experience in operations, strategy, commercial and corporate development, and stakeholder relationships Pendal was previously the Chief Executive Officer at Early Start Australia. She has also held Executive General Manager roles at Woodside Energy, Synergy and private health fund HBF.  

Sasha holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from The University of Western Australia. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has ten years of non-executive director experience, including as the Chair of LifelineWA. 

Nicholas Ellery

Nicholas (Nick) Ellery is a Barrister. He advises clients and appears in courts and tribunals, in relation to a wide range of people related legal risks and issues. This includes workplace safety and injuries, employment, industrial relations, discrimination, bullying and harassment and related fields. He also advises on corruption and integrity issues, professional/vocational regulation and disciplinary matters. He acts as a private mediator and conducts investigations into workplace conduct and integrity issues.
Before becoming a Barrister Nick was with the national commercial law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth for over 20 years, in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. He held various leadership roles in that business, including serving as a Board member, and as Partner-in-Charge of the Perth office for over 10 years. Prior to working at that firm, Nick worked at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Melbourne, and with the United Workers Union (as now known) in Perth.
Throughout his legal career Nick has supported a range of community and charitable causes, and taken on pro bono work for various organisations such as community legal centres, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA and others. He was on the board of a community legal centre, the Employment Law Centre of WA (now part of Circle Green Community Legal) for around 10 years.
He has been a long term Dockers supporter and member, having attended their very first AFL game at the MCG in April 1995.

Graham Kerr

Graham is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of South32 Limited.
Prior to joining South32, Graham worked for BHP in various senior roles including Chief Financial Officer, a role which he held until 2015 when he left to lead South32 through its demerger from BHP and listing in three countries.
Graham has a strong track record in resources development, global experience as a commercial and operational leader, and exceptional financial acumen.
His passion for promoting inclusion and diversity helps instil a culture where everyone feels safe and respected at work.
Graham also is a Director of CEOs for Gender Equity and the Minerals Council of Australia.
He is passionate about football and has been a long-term Fremantle Dockers supporter, even when living in Canada and the UK. One of his favourite pastimes is taking his family to every Dockers home game. Graham played football at Cockburn Junior Football Club.