Board of Directors

Matthew Glascott

President

Andrew Dainton

Director

Andrew was formerly the President of Chatswood Junior Rugby Club and Gordon Juniors before joining the Senior Board in 2015.
Qualified Chartered Accountant – B.Ec, A.C.A.
Chair of Finance Administration and Governance Committee in 2015-2016
Chair of Rugby Committee in 2017
Andrew played with Gordon in the 1980’s and has two sons currently playing for the club.

Dr. Liz Swinburn

Director

Liz is an Emergency Specialist Doctor and Deputy Director of RNSH Emergency Department. As part of her training she trained at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Westpac Retrieval Service and RNSH and Hornsby Hospitals. She was the Director of ED at Mona Vale Hospital from 1999-2006.
She also has an interest in Sports medicine and has worked at Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre and undergone a Masters in Sports Medicine (UNSW). She worked at the Sydney Olympics, has done the IRB level 3 medical training course has worked for the Rays, Waratahs and Rugby 7s
Through her 3 children, she maintains an active interest in grade rugby, hockey, cricket and rugby refereeing. She swims to relax.
She was elected to the Board of SRU in 2016 and 2017.

Andrew Heaven

Director

Andrew is a Certified Financial Planner and Co-Principal of WealthPartners Financial Solutions.

He has extensive involvement with community-based organisations. Andrew was appointed as a Board Director of the Bush Children’s Education Foundation in 2013. Andrew is a former President of Lindfield Junior Rugby Club.

As a former Gordon Grade player, Andrew is a passionate supporter of grass roots Rugby and continues his involvement as a Referee.

Andrew joined the Gordon Board in 2018 and is Chair of the Rugby Committee.

Josh Mitchell

Director

Head Coach of the UTS Gordon Women’s Rugby 7s Team

Elected to the Board of GRFC in December 2017 with a focus on the connection with major sponsor UTS and Women’s Rugby at Gordon.

I have been involved at Gordon Rugby since 2005 playing for the Under 10s representative side.

I study full-time at the University of Technology Sydney studying Sport and Exercise Science.  I completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management in 2017, also at UTS.

I coach at a variety of schools including St Ives High School, Shore, Pymble Ladies College, Barker College and Wenona, with a passion for developing women’s rugby both at the school and club levels.

I will be focusing on schoolboy and girl pathways in the transition from high school to university while playing for Gordon Rugby.  Along with creating a smooth pathway for our graduating juniors to colts, and colts to grade rugby, I will be a direct line of communication to the board for all members of the club.

Vanessa Gliddon

Director

Experienced teacher having coached Basketball and been Swimming Co-ordinator.
Mother of three children, all of whom have played rugby at some stage.
Managed Rugby team at St Ives for many years; President of primary school P & F; worked on statistics for Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics and, most recently, on Committee at Macquarie Ice Rink
Elected to the Board of GRFC in 2017, focussing on grants and functions.

Anthony Cooper

Director

Married to Merryn with two daughters, Jessica & Georgia, living in Pymble, Engineer/Chief Executive Officer, Energetics Pty Ltd.

I have worked in Aviation, Banking and Management Consulting my professional life.

I am a long-term supporter of Gordon Rugby and, whilst I never played for the senior club, I have played and been involved in coaching/administering rugby within the Gordon District for fifty years. I was a Willoughby Junior, a Gordon Junior and played Kentwell Cup for Chatswood. I am a Life Time Member of Killara West Pymble Rugby Club where I was a past club Coach, Registrar and President. I have also coached Representative Gordon Junior rugby teams for 5 years and more recently coached/managed boys XVs in Metropolitan Northern Zone and Sydney Representative teams.

In 2014, I was responsible for establishing Gordon Girls 7s.

I am currently a Director of 7s Rugby for Sydney Junior Rugby Union as well as a Director on the Boards of Energetics Group Holdings, Energetics Pty Ltd, Gordon Juniors, Sydney Juniors and the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity.

I have a strong desire to see Gordon Rugby in a sustainable winning position both on and off the field of play.

 

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