Peter Graham – Chairman
Recently appointed Chairman, Peter Graham, has been a loyal supporter of the Panthers since 1967. Peter is a founding member of the Executive of Emu Plains Little Athletics Club, as well as President of Nepean High P&C for 5 years. He is a Director of Panthers on the Prowl and is a mentor with their Building Young Men Program. Peter played Rugby League for Emu Plains. Peter has been a long-time local resident. He has had extensive relevant experience including with the Panthers, and previously as the CEO of electrical company Pacific Power, a Director of Group Operations at Fairfax, Chief Operating Officer at the University of New South Wales, and as Chairman and Director of Western Sydney University College.
Greg Alexander – Deputy Chairman
After a long-running, successful playing career and a 40 year association with the Penrith community, the 1991 premiership-winning captain continued his leadership as a Director; a position he’s held since 2003. Greg is a Fox Sports commentator and the current NSW Blues Origin advisor. Greg’s long-standing commitment to Panthers was recognised in 2016 when inducted into the Panthers Hall of Fame.
Mark Mulock – Deputy Chairman
Mark is a Board Member of Panthers on the Prowl and a founding member of The Great Walk Foundation. A member of Olatype– a Penrith Business Group and a local legal practitioner for 35 years. Mark completed the ClubsNSW Finance for Club Boards and the Director Foundation and Management Collaboration courses.
Rob Wearn – Director
Rob is the Managing Director of Mulgoa Quarries, employing 150 local people. He is a founding member of The Great Walk Foundation, a Director of Sydney Business Park, and a Director of Thorndale Foundation. Rob is an active supporter of the Children’s Cancer Institute and Royal Far West, helping to connect country children with health support.
John Farragher OAM – Director
Employed at Panthers for over 40 years, John counts Panthers as one of the great blessings in his life. Since recently retiring, John has decided to run for the Board. There, he aims to ensure that all decisions are made in the Members’ best interests, including having a strong football side and that the club is financially sound for generations to come.
Belinda Leonard – Director
Appointed in August 2023, Belinda understands the value and importance of community as CEO of Noro Music Therapy and a passionate health consumer advocate. Belinda has a depth of experience gained in major executive roles in blue chip international organisations, including at Visa and Mastercard, both in Australia, USA and UK.
Belinda is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of The Institute of Community Directors Institute and has completed Clubs NSW Finance for Club Boards and Director Foundation and Management Collaboration courses (2023).
Belinda is a mentor in the inaugural Empowering Young Women program with Panthers on the Prowl and is looking forward to using both her knowledge of the local area and corporate skills to contribute to the commercial success of Panthers and extend the benefits we provide to our local communities.
Tricia Hitchen – Director
Appointed in October 2023. A highly decorated former Chief Inspector in the NSW Police Force Tricia spent her service in the Outer Western Suburbs of Sydney. After leaving the Police Force she was elected to Council in 2012 and has served as Deputy Mayor 2016, 2017 and 2020 and then Mayor 2022 and 2023. A mother to a child with special needs Tricia is a strong advocate on issues of disability, access and inclusion.
Tricia has previously been on the Board of the Nepean Medical Research Foundation, Penrith Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Penrith CBD Corporation, St Marys Town Centre Board and the Fernhill Trust. She is a current Board member of The Haven Nepean Women’s Shelter and Penrith Performing and Visual Arts. Tricia was the winner of the Westfield Local Hero 2020 award for her work at The Haven.
Tricia and her husband run Hitchens Removals and Storage, a family business that has been operating in Penrith for over 65 years.