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Board of Directors




Steven Mace



Qualifications: ADV DIP Electrical Engineering, ADV DIP Facilities Management, AICD (CDC)

Experience and Expertise: Investor, Executive Chairman, CEO, Global and APAC Committee Chairman

Special Responsibilities: Remuneration and Appointments Committee, Nominations Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Football Liaison (NRL and Admin)/Junior League/Pathways (Chair), Investment Committee



Matthew McGrath




Experience and Expertise: Chairman, Australian Turf Club, 20-year retail management

Personal Note: The ATC owns and operates the four Sydney horse racing tracks and facilities, employing up to 300 full time and 1,500 casual team members, turning over $300M per annum. Licensee/Owner of Australis Communications (Telstra Shop) 


Madeline Tynan


Qualifications: Marketing Director, Tynan Motors, Founder of the Michael Tynan Challenge, Completed Family Business Australia, Director course, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience and Expertise: Board member, Disability Trust and SSMRT (St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation), Past Dealer Principal Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Past Deputy Chairman, Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer Council, Past Editor M Magazine

Personal Note: For 36 years the Marketing Director at Tynan Motors, instrumental in developing the Tynan Motor Group into one of Australia’s most successful private companies, with annual turnover in excess of $500 million. Success and business acumen recognised in being named a finalist in the 2017 NSW Women of the Year Awards.



Dave Nicholson



Experience and Expertise: Franchisee and Small Business Owner, Business Development Associate with business and sports administration experience, Executive and President of De La Salle Junior Rugby League Football Club. 

Special Responsibilities: Stadium Sub-committee, Football Liaison (NRL and Admin)/Junior League/Pathways.


Morry Waked


Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Science and Statistics), Master of Economics (Actuarial Science)

Experience and Expertise: Executive Chairman, CEO, Global Investment Management, Leadership and Talent Management

Personal Note: Following a successful international career as Global Head of Equity Investments for the world’s largest investment firm, started Vinva, an independent investment management firm, in 2010. Vinva has grown to managing $30 billion of assets for various government entities and some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds.


David Blackett



Qualifications:  Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying, Accredited Building Certifier

Experience and Expertise: Company Director of Blackett Maguire + Goldsmith (Accredited Building Certification). Specialised consultant & certifier in government projects and sporting infrastructure & facilities.

Special Responsibilities: Building Committee (Chairman), Remuneration & Appointments Committee (Chairman), Nominations Committee (Chairman) and Disciplinary Committee.


Patrick Bourke



B. Comm (UNSW) – Accounting and Finance 1989         
M Comm (UNSW) - Marketing and Strategy 1997

Experience and Expertise: Extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant, Financial Controller, Corporate Accounts Manager, General Manager and currently Owner/Managing Director

Personal note: Other Directorships include First Botanicals, EPG and Elevate at Work Superannuation, lives in Cronulla, has a long association with Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club and has worked with the Sharks as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee drawing on experience as a Managing Director of two large Security and Risk Advisory companies 


Mark Deutsch

Vice-Chairman, Director


Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (UNSW)

Experience and Expertise: Company Director, Lawyer 

Special Responsibilities: Chairman of Disciplinary Committee, Remuneration and Appointments Committee, Member of Nominations Committee

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.