RUSSELL SMITH

Deputy Chairman

Russell joined Wests Ashfield in 1967 and is a Life Member and a Director since 1991.

He is Deputy Chairman, Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee, Inner West LGA ClubGRANTS Committee and is again a Director of Wests Tigers.

Russell’s background is in Information Technology, Risk Management and business continuity planning.

He served 30 years with Qantas and was involved in major organisational changes in IT, after which he became an adviser to local and international corporations.

His experience as a Director dates from the 1960s and ranges from family businesses to international joint ventures, including AT&T Asia Pacific.

He was a Director of Wests Sports Club for 15 years, Wests Magpies for 3½ years and a founding Director of Wests Tigers until 2006.

Russell’s focus now is on resolution of governance issues and expanding Wests Ashfield’s facilities & community engagement initiatives. He also contributes to activities that help celebrate our proud past and exciting future.

Russell was elected a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2003.