Board - East Fremantle FC

Executive

Mark Stewart - President, Governance 

Mark has been on the East Fremantle Football Club’s Board of Directors since 2005 and was elected Club President in 2014. He is committed to driving the Sharks’ values and culture and implementing board strategy to all areas of the club.

He is also the WAFL Council of Presidents’ Chairman and Managing Director of Classic Contractors. He sits on the WAFL Variable Funding Model and the COVID-19 WA Football Industry Steering committees, and the Dulux Accredited Advisory Board. Mark was also a recipient of the WA Business News’ 40under40 Award winner (2009).

Since founding Classic Contractors, his company has received multiple awards, including the Dulux Business Professional Awards and numerous Master Painters and Decorators Australia awards, including Large Business of the Year (2019). Projects include The National Hotel Fremantle restoration and the West Coast Eagles training facility.

John Ipsen – Vice President, Director of Facilities and Strategic Projects

John is a CEO and Business / Executive Coach. He joined the EFFC Board in 2013 and is currently the Vice President of the Sharks and also works on Strategic Projects including being strongly involved in the redevelopment of the East Fremantle Oval precinct. John is heavily involved in sports administration and has well established roles and responsibilities in cricket and football. Aside from Business Coaching with a focus on sustainability, strategic planning and change management, he is a mentor and offers support to commercial and NFP organisations across a variety of industries and community groups.

 

Steve Nugent - Vice President, Director of Finance, Community Programs and Netball

Steve joined the Board in 2015 and was appointed Director of Finance, Community programs and Netball. He is the General Manager of Nepean Weldlok, who are a long time sponsor of the Sharks. 

David Edinger - Director of Business Development 

David was appointed to the Board in 2005 and brings his experience and connections to the Club to further improve our Sponsorship portfolio. David is the owner of Edinger Real Estate, a boutique family business that he has operated for twenty five years which specialises in the sale and leasing of Residential & Commercial property, the sale of all types and forms of business and acts as a buyer’s agent to his clientele.

Adam Drake- Brockman – Director of Talent Pathways and Junior Football

Adam was elected to the Board at the 2019 AGM and was appointed the role of Director of Talent Pathways and Junior Football. Adam has been involved in the EFFC district for over 10 years in a variety of coaching roles including being awarded the EFFC District Junior Coach of the Year in 2012. An AFL Level 2 Accredited coach who is still actively involved in our Talent program, Adam was also the president of one of our district junior clubs from 2014-2016.

Adam brings vast experience to the Board with over 20 years of management roles with ASX and internationally listed companies. Adam also has a sound understanding of member based associations, being the President of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) from 2017-2019.

 

Kim Chatfield - Director of Fundraising Projects

Kim Chatfield was elected to the Board at the 2014 AGM and was appointed Director of Fundraising Projects. Kim has a long history with the East Fremantle Football Club, most recently as the Chairman of Selectors. Kim is the Business Development Manager for Pierlite and works in the area of fund raising and special events such as the Auction and Golf Day.

Con Tripi - Director of Mid West and Senior Football

Con was elected to the Board at the 2020 AGM. He has been a President of the Sharks and previously spent thirteen years on the board. Con founded Imperial Homes and remains the Managing Director and Owner of this highly regarded organisation in the niche market of designing and building exclusive, boutique homes.

Imperial homes are a committed, long-term sponsor of the Sharks.

Damien Condon - Director of Senior Football

Damien was appointed to the board in 2018. He is the General Manager of Southern Cross Broker Network and is a three times premiership player with the Sharks.

 

Flora Furness - Director of Women's Football

Flora was appointed to the board in 2019. She has extensive experience in the resource, energy and insurance industries with a strong reputation for providing operational excellence, human resource, industrial relations, change management and organisational transformation effectiveness strategies for Fortune 500 and 200 companies globally.