T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Our Board

Eddie McGuire AM - President

Eddie McGuire is an accomplished businessman, best-selling author, and one of Australia's most acclaimed media personalities, with over 25 years' award-winning experience.

In roles ranging from cadet reporter to CEO of the Nine Network, McGuire has spearheaded ratings blockbusters including The Footy Show and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the most successful weekly quiz program ever broadcast in Australia.

The host of major international sports events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, the Super Bowl, and Formula One Grand Prix, and live event television including the TV Week Logie Awards and 1 vs 100, McGuire is regarded as the best in the business.

McGuire is host of MMM's popular breakfast radio program The Hot Breakfast and a columnist for the country's biggest selling newspaper, The Sunday Herald Sun. He also owns one of Australia's fastest growing independent media production companies.

As President of Collingwood Football Club, McGuire led the Club to its first premiership in 20 years and his vision for a world class training facility in the heart of the biggest sports and entertainment precinct in the world has been realised.  Recently Collingwood was valued in excess of $340m, one of the most valuable sporting clubs in the world.

McGuire sits on a number of other boards including the Victorian Major Events Committee, Athletics Australia, leading stock broking firm Evans & Partners, as well as advisory roles with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Burnet Institute, the Olivia Newton John Cancer Council, the Alfred Hospital Foundation and the Leukaemia Research Fund for the Royal Children's Hospital.

He was recognised in 2005 for his “service to the community, particularly through support for health care and welfare organisations, and to broadcasting”, receiving a Member of the Order of Australia award.

John Wylie - Deputy President

Described as one of Australia's outstanding corporate advisors, John has advised companies and Governments for 25 years in Australia, New York and London. After heading the Australian business of Credit Suisse for a number of years, John founded the independent corporate advisory firm Carnegie Wylie & Company in 2001 - the global financial advisory firm Lazard acquired this in 2007.

John was recently appointed to chair of the Australian Sports Commission and is also currently Managing Director & Head of Corporate Advisory at global financial advisory and asset management firm, Lazard and sits on a variety of boards including Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust as Chairman. John will provide the Melbourne Stars board with invaluable expertise across the Melbourne and sports business landscape.

Sharelle McMahon

Sharelle McMahon is an Australian netball player and currently captain of both the Australian Diamonds and the Melbourne Vixens.  The talented goal - attack has been described by Australian coach, Norma Plummer, as 'probably the most athletic player of natural talent' to have played the game.

Sharelle has achieved ultimate success with her netball career, winning two World Championship titles as well as two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Having dabbled in everything from science and business degrees, while juggling her highly successful sporting career, this multi-talented competitor has a broad knowledge of the domestic sport landscape.

Damien Fleming

Fleming will provide the Melbourne Stars board with years of cricket intelligence. Fleming's impressive International and domestic career is remarkable - playing 88 ODIs, 20 Tests and unforgettably taking a hat-trick on his Test-debut.

After his retirement from cricket, he was appointed Head Coach at the Australian Cricket Academy. Between public speaking and guest appearances on 'Thank God You're Here', Fleming now concentrates on commentating the cricket on ABC radio, as well as a leading commentator on FOX Sports coverage of domestic and International cricket. He is also well known as 'The Bowlologist' for his regular segment on FoxSports coverage and iPhone application which explains the science of maximising the physical, mental and emotional capabilities of a cricketer.

David Evans

David Evans has spent his working life in the world of investment banking and stockbroking; he is the Executive Chairman of Evans and Partners Pty Ltd having established the investment advisory company in June 2007.

Since 1990, he has worked in a variety of roles within JB Were & Son, and then the merged entity Goldman Sachs JBWere Pty Ltd. Prior to establishing Evans and Partners David ran GSJBW's Private Wealth business and the Institutional Equities business. His most recent role at GSJBW was as Managing Director and Chief of Staff.

David has lived in Melbourne all his life, and finished his formal education in 1988 at Monash University. He is a director for The Shane Warne Foundation, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC), Chairman of Open Family Foundation and was recently appointed to the Seven West Media board. David is also a member of Monash University Campaign's Committee.

Malcolm Smith

After a highly successful career, Malcolm has recently retired from the Rural Finance Corporation. He was appointed as a Director of Cricket Victoria in 2000 and is currently Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, Chair of the Umpires Liaison Committee, Chair of the Administration Managers' Committee and a Member of the Grants Committee.

Malcolm played District cricket as a wicket-keeper for Hawthorn-East Melbourne Cricket Club and later captained Doncaster Cricket Club in the Sub-District competition, prior to its merger with Fitzroy Cricket Club. He became President of Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club in 1991, a position he held for 14 years.

Smith will provide the Melbourne Stars Board with an insight and connection with the Victorian cricket landscape.

Ian Chappell

Inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009, Ian Chappell’s legacy in the game continues today despite retiring in 1980.

A leader in the players fight for better wages from the Australian Cricket Board during the seventies, Chappell was integral in the organisation of Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series Cricket tournament which was a turning point in the players fight against the ACB.

The former Australian captain, who scored 5345 runs in 75 Tests, also formed a players association during the WSC period which would later become the Australian Cricketers Association in 1997. Since retiring, Chappell has been a hallmark of the Australian cricket media, being part of the Channel Nine commentary team since 1980, authoring several books, as well as writing columns in The Age.

The cricketing great will play a vital role both on and off the field for the Stars in BBL|02 having been appointed as a Board member and also as Chairman of Selectors.

Clint Cooper

Clint Cooper is the inaugural CEO of the Melbourne Stars. Clint is a Chartered Accountant who possesses a strong business background and broad knowledge of the cricket landscape.

He joined Cricket Victoria in 2006 as General Manager of Business and subsequently became the General Manager of Commercial Operations in 2009. During his five years at Cricket Victoria he oversaw the organisation's rebrand, the first major sponsorship emanating from India and was the architect behind Victoria's successful bid for two Twenty20 franchise licenses.

Prior to employment at CV, Clint held finance positions at KPMG and Freemans.