David O’Neill – Chairman
Appointed March 2016 | Director for 4 years
Director of ABCOE Distributors, Penrith. Chairman of Panthers on the Prowl. As a passionate Panthers supporter, he would like to repay Panthers with his time and energy in focusing on continuing growth of the Panthers Group. Completed Clubs NSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
Greg Alexander – Deputy Chairman
Appointed March 2016 | Director for 14 years
Involved with football in Penrith for over 40 years. Penrith’s Rookie of the Year in 1984, Dally M Rookie of the Year in 1984 and Dally M Player of the Year in 1985. Played City Origin, State of Origin and for Australia. Captained Penrith’s first premiership win in 1991. Sports Commentator on Fox Sports. Completed ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses. Inducted into the Panthers Hall of Fame in 2016.
Peter Graham – Director
Appointed July 2016
Loyal supporter of the Panthers since 1967. Founding member of the Executive of Emu Plains Little Athletics Club. President of Nepean High P&C for 5 years. Mentor with Panthers on the Prowl Building Young Men Program. Director of Panthers on the Prowl. Played Rugby League for Emu Plains. Extensive executive and board experience in the power and media industries and the university sector. Principal of PTG Consulting. Chair of Western Sydney University College. Graduate of Western Sydney University and Harvard Business School. Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Completed Clubs NSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
Ian Hicks – Director
Director for 1 year
Managing Director of Hix Group Pty Ltd, a local business that employs over 70 local people. A passionate supporter of Panthers and is en a corporate sponsor. Director of Western Sydney Business Centre, Director of Penrith CBD Corp. and a Director of Panthers on the Prowl. A Panthers member for more than 33 years, he is passionate about representing the members interest and helping Panthers to continue its growth to be the biggest and best club in Australia. Completed ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
Denis Merrick FCPA JP – Director
Director for 8 years
Certified Practising Accountant (Retired). Principal in accounting firms in Penrith for over 40 years. Over 30 years’ experience in administration of sporting bodies. Life Member of Lower Mountains Junior Rugby League club. Qualified Rugby League Coach and Referee. An accredited official with Swimming Australia. Swimming Life Member of a local club and district association. Panthers member since 1973. Chairman of the Finance and Audit Sub-committee. Completed ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
Mark Mulock – Independent Director
Appointed April 2016
Born, bred and raised in Penrith. Lifetime Panthers supporter. Board Member of Panthers on the Prowl. Founding member of The Great Walk Foundation, Penrith Charity. Member and current Chairman of Olatype Pty. Limited – Penrith Business Group. Part-time Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Legal practitioner for 35 years practising in Penrith as Mark Mulock & Co Pty. Limited since 1991. Completed ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
David Mayne – Independent Director
Director for 3 years
Panthers Port Macquarie Advisory Committee member since 2005, Vice Chair since 2008 and elected chair in 2014. A past Regional Manager Wesley Mission. Management consultant conflict resolution, HRM, operations and structure. Marketing Manager TAFE. Councillor Hastings Council. President Chamber of Commerce. Assistant Governor Rotary. Chair Life Education. Organisational Development Manager Macleay Options. Extensive experience in business management and marketing with passion for operational and structural development whilst understanding the importance members play in the growth and vibrancy of Panthers. Completed ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards, Director Foundation and Management Collaboration Courses.
Brian Fletcher – PANTHERS GROUP CEO
Brian Fletcher was a Director of Panthers Group for 5 years and was appointed Chairman of the club in July 2015. He is also the Chairman of the Foundation for Disabled Sportsmen and Sportswomen and Chairman for Panthers on the Prowl, as well as a Victor Chang Foundation ambassador.