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Our Executive Team at the Australian Sports Foundation is supported by a highly reputable and experienced Board of Directors chaired by Grant O'Brien who is an esteemed Australian businessman and administrator.

The board is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering accountable corporate performance in accordance with the organisation’s goals and objectives.

Chairman of the Board - Appointed 1 October 2020

Grant O'Brien

Grant spent more than 25 years with Woolworths Ltd and was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 before retiring in 2016.

Grant was Chairman of Australian Leisure and Hospitality and Hydrox Holdings from 2011 to 2016. He was also a Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, the peak global body for food and grocery retailers and manufacturers, Chairman and Director of the Australian National Retailers Association Ltd and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2011, he has been a Director of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund since 2008, Deputy Chair of the Stars Foundation since 2015 and Chair of the Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority since January 2020.

We make fundraising easy

The Australian Sports Foundation has helped sports achieve some impressive results.



Raised for grassroots organisations, schools, professional clubs and individual athletes.



The Sports Foundation was established over 30 years ago with a mission to help all Australians participate in sport.



We’ve helped simplify fundraising for more than 7,000 organisations, athletes and sporting clubs of all shapes and sizes.