Board of Trustees

Barry Fagg 

Chair

Successful Geelong businessman and lifelong Cats supporter and member Barry Fagg joined the Geelong Football Club board as an appointed director in 2020.

Fagg joined the family hardware and timber business, Fagg’s Mitre 10 in 1980. Over the next 32 years, together with brother Keith, they managed and developed the business.  Since 2012, he has continued as Board Chair and the business now comprises four Mitre 10 stores, including Belmont Timber, across the Geelong region employing over 200 people.

The Fagg’s business was established in Geelong in 1854 and is the eighth oldest continuously operating family businesses in Australia. Fagg has previously worked with Rio Tinto and has been a director on Victorian and National Mitre 10 boards, including periods as Chair.

Born in Geelong in the premiership year of 1951, Fagg is also active in the local community, and is currently Treasurer of the Geelong Art Gallery, Campaign Appeal Chair for Anam Cara House Geelong and Treasurer of Geelong College school council. He is a previous President and Campaign Director of Give Where You Live (previously United Way Geelong). He was an inaugural Director of the Geelong Community Foundation and has served as Chair.

Fagg’s contribution to the community has been recognised by the Committee for Geelong, who in 2012 awarded him their annual Leadership Award for outstanding leadership to the Geelong community. He was also awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the Geelong Community in 2001.

Barry is married to Jan and they have a daughter Anna.


Craig Drummond

Non-Executive Director

Craig Drummond led Medibank Private Limited as Chief Executive Officer between 2016 and 2021. 

Craig has had over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector – Group Executive Finance and Strategy at NAB from 2013 to 2016; Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Chief Executive Officer and Country Head from 2009 to 2013. And previous to that Goldman Sachs JB Were (1986 to 2009), in various roles culminating in Chief Executive Officer.

Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1981. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton University in 2001. Craig is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a Chartered Accountant. 

Craig is a non executive director of Transurban Limited, Australian Foundation Company Limited and a Governor of the Ian Potter Foundation Limited. He is also a member of the Federal Governments Financial Regulator Assessment Authority.

Craig was keen to join the Foundation Board to support a great team to build a corpus, through targeted fundraising and the competent management of the funds. 


David Lamont

Non-Executive Director

David Lamont is an accomplished CFO who has worked across a multitude of industries with an industrial or service angle with more than 30 years working in the financial sector.

David has held the role of CFO at BHP since 2020. Prior to joining BHP he was the CFO at CSL Limited from 2016 to 2020, and Executive Director and CFO at MMG Limited from 2010 to 2015.

David has been exposed across all aspects of finance within divisional management accounting and analysis, group financial reporting, treasury, investor relations, as well as leading the IT, legal, procurement and marketing/sales functions.

David is a passionate Geelong person having grown up in the city and supported the Club his entire life. David graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in 1989.

David is very excited at the prospect to continue to honour the great past successes and to be part of celebrating the future through the work of the foundation as it continues to give back to the community which is such a mainstay of the culture and values of Geelong.

David is married to Jacqui, and they have two daughters, Jessica and Catherine.


Catherine Middlemiss 

Non-Executive Director

Proudly born and raised in Geelong, Catherine Middlemiss is a marketing, communications and business development specialist.

With more than 16 years’ experience in the education sector including six years at Sacred Heart College in Geelong, Catherine knows what genuinely drives community engagement and how to identify trends and opportunities. Catherine enjoys the challenge of delivering a variety of business development activities that contribute to the growth of an organisation, especially the development and implementation of diversified fundraising strategies.

A life-long supporter of the Geelong Cats with strong family connections to the Club, Catherine looks forward to joining the Foundation board and contributing to the growth of its vision and ambition to guide current operations and future development, building the foundation’s depth and reach in the community.

Catherine is a past chairman of the Signature Charity Foundation, a former Director of the Costa Foundation and a current Director and Vice President of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce. 


Lyndsay Sharp 

Non-Executive Director

With more than 35 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and public relations, Lyndsay heads up all things marketing, sales and customer experience across four of the most dynamic ‘products’ on The Bellarine Peninsula – Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Flying Brick Cider Co, Leura Park Estate and Curlewis Golf Club.  

Lyndsay holds a Master of Professional Communication (USQ) and Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne) degrees, and her fortes include marketing strategy, campaign direction and copywriting.

Lyndsay’s work history has included Senior Consultant with the Clemenger Group (HOLT PR), Journalist with Business Press International and Lecturer at RMIT and Deakin Universities.  Her first ‘out of uni’ job was Advertising & Promotions Officer at CIGWELD, a division of CIG.

Lyndsay was the inaugural Publicist of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (1993, 94, 95). 

Lyndsay is looking forward to contributing to the future of the Geelong Cats. 


Rob Threlfall

Non-Executive Director

Rob is ‘born and bred’ Geelong, attended St Joseph’s College and graduated from Deakin University in 1988. 

He spent 14 years at the Geelong Cats as the Club’s General Manager Finance and Admin, and Company Secretary.

Prior to the Cats, Rob held finance roles in the Melbourne Head Office of Newcrest Mining, before relocating to the Jakarta office to oversee the Company’s significant mining and exploration investments into Asia. 

Rob founded AQtive Sports Business Consulting in 2015 specialising in successful strategy and infrastructure development services at elite and community levels of sport throughout Australia. In 2019, Rob co-founded Elite Sports Philanthropy providing strategic philanthropic advice to Australia’s sporting industry. 

In 2009, Rob was awarded the AFL’s Graeme Samuel Scholarship and undertook an Executive Education program on Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Business at Harvard Business School, Boston MA.

Rob is a Life Member of St Joseph’s Football & Netball Club, is currently Deputy Chair of Geelong’s community palliative care hospice, Anam Cara House Geelong, and was elected to the Board of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in 2021.

 

Kate Betts 

Non-Executive Director

Combined with a career in public affairs, marketing and fundraising, Kate is a passionate advocate for the Geelong community.

Kate currently works for Alcoa Australia, overseeing the company’s corporate affairs in the region, and has previously worked for Give Where You Live Foundation, Westfield and Melbourne Airport.

Kate’s community leadership roles include Vice-Chair of St Kilda Mums Inc and Co-Founder of Geelong Mums, and previously Deputy Chairperson of Geelong Community Foundation.

Kate holds a Bachelor Arts (Public Relations) from RMIT University, is a graduate of the Leaders for Geelong program and the Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme. Kate is working towards a Master of Social Impact.

Kate is inspired by the depth of the Cats’ positive impact in the community and wants to play a part in its ongoing success. Kate is looking forward to helping further drive and foster deep community connections and help shape the future direction of the Foundation.