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Board of Directors

Bart Campbell (Chairman)
Gerry Ryan
Matthew Tripp
Michael Watt
Danielle Smith

Bart Campbell (Chairman)

Bart has fronted up CSM Sport & Entertainment, the sports division of Group COO of FTSE listed Chime Communications. The company has more than 530 staff in 15 countries and is one of the top 5 sports marketing agencies in the world.

He is also the Non-executive chairman of TLA Worldwide, a business working with Major League sports in the United States with a core focus on Major League Baseball.

Gerry Ryan

After founding Jayco Australia in 1975, Gerry built the company into the largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles in the southern hemisphere. In 1999 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to Australia’s manufacturing, leisure and tourism industries to sport and the Australian community.

Gerry also played a pivotal part in the formation of ORICA GreenEDGE, Australia’s first national cycling team. He has been a long-standing, passionate supporter of Melbourne Storm.

Matthew Tripp

A Melbourne-born businessman, Matthew began his bookmaking career alongside his father Alan during the 1990s.

He purchased Sportsbet in 2005 and in the space of six years turned it from being on the verge of bankruptcy into a billion-dollar company. Matthew was able to negotiate the sale of Sportsbet to Paddy Power and remained on as Chairman until 2013.

Michael Watt

Michael left New Zealand at the age of 16 and has gone on to have a distinguished career in philanthropy. He has been a pioneer in the sale of broadcast rights for major sports events and is a leading investor in stage musicals including the globally acclaimed “Jersey Boys.”

Michael has also been awarded the prestigious “Order of New Zealand” for international philanthropy.

Danielle Smith

Danielle is the current Group Chief Operating Officer and Netball CEO at Storm and was appointed to the board in 2013. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience as a chartered accountant, including in both the sport and entertainment industry. 

After commencing her career with big four advisory firm KPMG, Danielle’s career has included senior roles with Geelong Football Club, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation, and global whitegoods giant, Whirlpool.