Molina Asthana

Molina Swarup Asthana is the Principal of Swarup Asthana Lawyers, practicing in commercial law. Her previous experience includes working in top-tier firms Minter Ellison (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Clayton Utz (Banking & Finance) and as Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

Molina sits on various boards including the Law Institute of Victoria and the Graduate House of the University of Melbourne. She is the President of the International Law Association Victorian Chapter, Vice President of the Asian Australian Lawyer’s Association, Victorian Convener of the Asian Australian Alliance and the co-chair of the Women in Business Chapter of the Australia India Business Council.

She is also the founder of the organisation Multicultural Women in Sport which aims to empower migrant women from multicultural backgrounds through sport and has been a Cricket Australia ‘Sport for All’ Community Ambassador and Commonwealth Games Ambassador.

She has received awards from multiple organisations for her work as a solicitor, including the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence for Service Delivery Community Service 2014 and for 2016. She was the winner of the Spirit of Sport Award at the India Australia Business and Community Awards 2017 and was a finalist for the Law Institute of Victoria- Access to Justice Award 2016 and the Inspirational Women of Yarra Award 2017.

Doug Bailey

Doug Bailey is a lifelong learner and educator who has worked within the independent education sector for over twenty years, working in schools in South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania. Commencing his career as a Science and Physical Education teacher, Doug has held numerous leadership positions such as Head of School, Vice Principal and Principal. In 2017 Doug was appointed to the position of Head of Middle School Haileybury College Castlefield.

A keen footballer in his younger days Doug played Amateur Football, representing Victoria on numerous occasions, before being drafted to St Kilda where he played for two seasons, representing the Saints on 11 occasions. In the twilight of his sporting career Doug played in the SANFL with Woodville West Torrens, where he played for 5 years, proudly losing his position in the senior side to a 17-year-old lad by the name of Matthew Pavlich.

Relocating to regional Victoria for teaching opportunities, Doug played for one season in the Central Highlands League before succumbing to injury and retiring. Remaining involved in football Doug has coached, organised, supported and assisted, contributing to many of the vital volunteer roles within clubs.

Fraser Bayne

For the past 10 years Fraser has served on the Mount Eliza Junior Football Committee (MEJFC) including five years as Vice-President and two Years as President. MEJFC has grown to now be arguably one of the largest Junior Football Clubs in Australia (over 750 player including 7 all girls teams) and is widely known as an innovator in junior sport with sound governance and fiscal management.

During his time at MEJFC, Fraser held the position of Club delegate on the FDJFL for four years. He was a key driver in the financial overhaul of the League resulting in reduced fees for Clubs and the strategic move for the League to align with AFL South East.

With a Bachelor of Business in Sport Management, professionally Fraser has a strong background in business management developed through his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Mornington Racing Club, where he oversaw the merger with the Melbourne Racing Club and most recently as Director of O’Brien Real Estate Mornington.

Fraser’s extensive understanding of grassroots football and commerce positions him well to assist the FDJFL and AFLSE move positively forward.

Scott Grimster

Senior Research Officer for the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, Scott’s detailed project management experience is an invaluable resource to the South East Commission.

A Life Member of the FDJFL Umpires Association, Scott was twice awarded the Umpire of the Year title and has extensive experience of umpiring at all levels. Scott also has a lengthy and detailed history of involvement in Basketball, including stints as a player, referee, volunteer and media commentator.

As a freelance writer and commentator, Scott has provided content, stories and commentary for Pro Basketball Today, Mornington Life Magazine, Holiday Magazine, Fairfax Media, DivelogMagazine, Real Estate Weekly, Weekly Review and Channel 7 News Melbourne.

Russell Jacgung

As a Project Manager for Building and Open Space Projects, Russell has been involved with local government for over 40 years. He has also had a long history of involvement in football on the Peninsula. Russell was Nepean FL Secretary from 1984-86, MPNFL Secretary from 1987-89 and an MPNFL Director from 1996-2007.

Russell has served on the MPNFL Independent Tribunal from 2008-12 and was Chair of the MPNFL History Committee from 2002 to 2013. He is a Life Member of the MPNFL. Russell brings a wealth of local football knowledge and history to the South East Commission. He resides in Mt Martha

Peter Wakeling

Peter worked for over 30 years as a Senior Manager of Operational Risk Management in the Finance and Banking sector, with particular interest in fraud control and workers compensation. He completed six years as an Investigator with the Victorian Workcover Authority.

Peter played football in the VAFA and Federal League and was a member of premiership sides in both competitions. He also played in cricket premiership sides in the Federal District Cricket Association and City of Moorabbin Cricket Association.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in Sporting Club administration in both Football and Cricket.

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