Board Of Directors
Board of Directors:
Colin Robertshaw - Director
Michael McRitchie - Director
Vicki Leaver - Director
David Jordan - Director
Sean McElduff - Chairman
Max Donnelly - Director
Sue Coleman - Director
Sean McElduff, Chairman
Sean is the Chairman of Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited (PNRL), appointed to the position in August 2018.
Sean was formerly a senior executive of Westpac Institutional Banking Corporation.
Sean has have 40 years' experience in banking and finance both domestically and offshore and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Law) from the University of Western Sydney.
Sean joined Westpac Banking Corporation in 1977 and, since that time, he has held a number of General Manager positions in Westpac's Institutional Bank.
Sean served as a member of the boards of Hastings Funds Management Limited (including chairman from 2004-2006), Westpac Funds Management Limited, Angus Knight Group and Cash Services Australia Pty Ltd.
Sean is currently a non-executive director on the board of the Exact Mining Group Pty Ltd.
Colin Robertshaw, Director
Colin is a Director and Deputy Chairman (as of August 20180 of Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited (PNRL).
Colin was a senior executive of Commonwealth Bank for 36 years and is now a residential property developer.
Colin was National Head of Property Finance at Commonwealth Bank Australia (Business and Private Banking) for nine years before establishing a financial and property consultancy company. After over 36 years in banking, with 20 years in commercial property, Colin gained an extensive network throughout Australia and a respected reputation for professionalism and industry expertise.
During his time as a senior banker, Colin was responsible for very large businesses across diverse industries, his roles were strategic in nature, requiring strong corporate governance and attention to detail.
Colin has been a passionate Eels supporter for over 40 years and is motivated to provide meaningful contributions to the Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club.
Michael McRitchie, Director
Michael McRitchie is the founder and CEO of Satellite Office, an offshoring services provider.
Michael McRitchie is the former CEO of DealsDirect, Australia’s largest online department store as well as the former Managing Director of Centrebet International Limited.
Michael joined Centrebet in early 2004 as the CFO, joined the public company board as Finance Director subsequent to managing the Initial Public Offering in 2006. Michel became the Managing Director in January 2011, before concluding a successful public company sale process. Prior to Centrebet, Michael was employed at KPMG for 10 years in both Sydney and London
Michael is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
Michael is a passionate lifelong NRL supporter, having played professional Rugby League in the lower grades, been a significant sponsor with Centrebet and a devoted fan.
Vicki Leaver, Director
Vicki is the Director, People and Organisational Development at Legal Aid NSW.
Vicki is responsible for leading the organisational change and HR division for Legal Aid NSW. Vicki works with the Executive and business to execute organisational workforce and workplace reforms to enhance service delivery.
Vicki has spent her career supporting individuals, teams and organisations to create constructive and productive cultures. In her role as the Director of People and Organisational Development at Legal Aid NSW, Vicki has been responsible for the delivery of innovative workforce management and development initiatives which have delivered both productivity and wellbeing gains.
Vicki is married and they have 2 sons currently studying at University, while Vicki is in her final year studying Executive Masters of Public Administration.
Max Donnelly, Director
In July 2016, Max was appointed as the Temporary Administrator of Parramatta Leagues Club (PLC) which, as the 100% shareholder of PNRL, is entitled to nominate two Directors to represent PLC on the PNRL Board; Max is one of these nominees. Max oversaw the review and implementation of governance reform for both PNRL and PLC.
In August 2018, Max stepped down as Chairman of the Parramatta Eels Club, with Sean McElduff appointed the new Chairman.
Max is a partner at Ferrier Hodgson and has practiced in the fields of insolvency, turnaround management, corporate advisory and litigation support since 1978. During his career, Max has been engaged to assist businesses in diverse fields, including: media; gaming; bloodstock; manufacturing; retail; childcare; clothing and textiles; advertising; outdoor signage; and transport.
In addition, Max has handled a number of high-profile bankruptcies, including: Christopher Skase; Robert Trimbole; Dr Geoffrey Edelstein and the estate of Lang Hancock.
Sue Coleman, Director
In June 2019, Jim Sarantinos, a nominee of Parramatta Leagues Club (PLC) to the Board of the Parramatta Eels, resigned from the Parramatta Eels Board.
Sue Coleman, the former Acting Chief Executive of the City of Parramatta Council, was appointed on an interim basis as the second PLC nominee to the Parramatta Eels Board alongside PLC Administrator, Max Donnelly.
Sue Coleman was appointed as one of PLC's nominees for the Parramatta Eels Board until the PLC constitutional reform process is finalised. Sue has a wealth of executive and board experience, especially from a Western Sydney perspective.
David Jordan, Director
David Jordan was formally appointed as a Director in late August 2019 after an exhaustive selection process that began earlier this year, following Anthony Shiner’s decision to step down from the Board due to his expanding senior executive role in Dubai.
David has held numerous senior leadership roles across a range of major Australian businesses including his most recent role as General Manager at Costa Group. His previous roles included CEO of Baskin Robbins Australia, a Board Director of Driscoll’s Australia, and the Australian Blueberry Growers Association.