Melbourne VIC, Australia, 12 May 2016 |

Tennis Australia has added a wealth of elite-level multinational business experience to its Board through the appointment of three new directors.

The newest additions to the Tennis Australia Board bring experience in financial management and strategy, banking, law, digital and media strategy, property, marketing, retail, philanthropy, innovation, change management and corporate governance, and add further international experience to the company, specifically in Asia and the United States.

Filling the three director vacancies on the Tennis Australia Board are Diane Grady, Elizabeth Minogue and Graham Bradley.

Diane Grady AM, BA (Mills) MA (Hawaii), MBA (Harvard), FAICD

Current Board directorships include Macquarie Group, Spotless Group, Australian Stationery Industries and McKinsey & Co.’s Senior Advisory Board. She is Chair of Ascham School and The Hunger Project Australia and an advisory board member of Melbourne Business School (Centre for Ethical Leadership), Head over Heels, a group supporting female entrepreneurs, and the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council. Her impressive resume includes:

  • Experience as a full-time director on various public company and not-for-profit boards including BlueScope Steel, Woolworths, Lend Lease and The Sydney Opera House Trust.
  • Former partner at McKinsey & Co. consulting on strategic and organisational issues and leading the firm worldwide in its Organisation and Change Management Practice. In Australia she headed the Consumer Goods, Retailing and Marketing Practice and also led a worldwide survey on innovation. Ms Grady was the first woman outside the US to be elected to McKinsey’s global partnership.
  • Earned a Masters of Chinese Studies while on an East-West Centre Fellowship at the University of Hawaii.
  • Made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to business and the promotion of women leaders.

Won the 2015 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Board and Management category.

Elizabeth Minogue B BUS (Charles Sturt), MAICD

Ms Minogue has a strong commercial capability developed during 15 years in management roles with major media companies. Her current role is Executive General Manager of Marketing, Media and Property Related Services for the REA Group, and she was previously National Director of Strategic Integration at Multi Channel Network. Other achievements include:

  • Sales and management experience with Fox Cable Sports Networks in the United States.
  • Deep understanding of media and strong relationships in digital, TV, mobile, experiential, interactive advertising and social media in Australia and the United States.
  • Inaugural winner of the B&T Women in Media Award for Strategy in 2013.

Graham Bradley, AM, BA, LL B (Hons I, Sydney), LL.M (Harvard), FAICD

A professional company director and chairman since he retired as CEO of leading investment management and financial services group Perpetual in 2003, Mr Bradley’s current positions include: Chairman of Stockland Corporation, HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings, Virgin Australia International Holdings, Infrastructure NSW and director of HSBC and GI Dynamics.

Previous positions include Director of Singtel, the largest mobile phone operator in South Asia; Director of MBF, at the time Australia’s largest private health insurance group; and ASX Corporate Governance Council, where he chaired the Council’s Governance Principles and Recommendations Implementation Review Group from 2004-2008. His background also includes:

  • President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009 to 2011, now an honorary member.
  • Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his services to business, the arts and medical research.
  • Named Distinguished NSW Fellow for 2012 by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the AICD Corporate Governance Committee for the past 10 years.
  • Member of the European Australian Business Council since 2008, leading a business mission to Germany, Sweden and the European Commission in 2011.

Tennis Australia President Steve Healy said: “We took our time in making these appointments as we wanted to complete a very thorough nominations process and ensure we got the right people with the skills and experience relevant to help guide Tennis Australia toward a bright and prosperous future.

“Diane, Elizabeth and Graham, with their diverse backgrounds and experience both in Australia and internationally, will help us continue to build our business in Asia, expand our events and entertainment and increase our fan base through content and digital growth.

“Our focus, as always, is to drive revenue from our events so we can invest even more into growing our great sport and making it more accessible to all Australians.”

The trio joins President Steve Healy, Chris Freeman AM (Vice President), Harold Mitchell AC, Greg Hutchinson, Ken Laffey and Jayne Hrdlicka on the nine-member Board.