Appointed to the Fremantle Dockers board in December 2011, Dale became the club's fifth president in November 2016.
He has created the ABN Group, which is Australia’s leading construction, property and finance company.
Under Dale’s leadership, the ABN Group operates in Western Australia and Victoria and has built over 85,000 homes across the two states. As a Group, it comprises 20 businesses, with more than 1900 employees, 125 apprentices and 3000 contractors.
Dale is an avid believer in the social responsibility of his companies. His dedicated apprenticeship training program established in 2004, continues to manage Australia’s largest private construction training group, with over 1100 apprentices graduated.
Through his Alcock Family Foundation, Dale has also donated more than $10 million over the past 15 years to worthy causes.
As a Founding Director and inaugural Chair of Purple Hands Foundation [PHF], Dale is committed to working together with our team to make a positive impact. He believes that sport plays a vital role in connecting people and enables the PHF to assist in building healthy and united WA communities.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Peter is the Energy and Emissions practice manager for Partners in Performance. Peter has 25 + years of strategic advisory and operational experience in the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, renewable energy and sporting sectors.
Peter has previously worked for Boston Consulting Group Advisian Worley Parsons, Patterson Ord Minnett and Macquarie Bank (VIC).
Peter served as President of the AFL Player’s Association and was a professional AFL footballer for 10 years, captaining Fremantle in 1997 and 1998.
A foundation member of the Fremantle Football Club, Sutherland is the former managing director and CEO of Programmed, the Club’s co-major sponsor since 2009.
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.
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.