Brendon Gale

Gender Equality & Aboriginal Inclusion


Brendon Gale is the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Football Club

In a professional athletic career spanning 12 years, Brendon played 244 games of AFL football with the Richmond Football Club from 1990 to 2001.

Upon retirement from professional football, Brendon practiced law with King Wood Mallesons in the banking & finance practice.

In January 2005, Brendon was appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association where he was responsible for representing the collective industrial interests of all AFL players.

Brendon was appointed as CEO of the Richmond Football Club in August 2009. AS CEO, Brendon leads a diverse team of over 150 people, a budget of approximately $80 million and is responsible for the performance of all aspects of the organisation. Under Brendon’s leadership, Richmond’s iconic Punt Rd Oval headquarters have been transformed into an elite high-performance facility, and the Club has achieved record consumer and commercial results year on year, resulting in approximately 120% revenue growth since 2010. Further, with the establishment of Aligned Leisure and the Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership, Brendon leads one of the largest and most diversified sports businesses in Australia.

Importantly, the Club has competed in six of the last seven AFL Finals Series, winning both the 2017 & 2019 AFL Premierships.

Brendon is a passionate diversity advocate and served on the Board of the Victorian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission from 2009-2013. He is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed company, Home Consortium Ltd.

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