Board of Directors

Hayden Rorke

President

Managing Director, South Pacific Paper

Hilton Chapman

Director

Now retired, Hilton spent 28 years at TNT as Group Secretary & Legal Counsel.
Hilton was a second-generation Gordon Rugby player with son Andrew now a third-generation Gordon player. In 1974, Hilton was in the first Gordon Colts team to win a premiership. He has been a long-time supporter of both Gordon Rugby and Gordon Cricket and enjoys going back to Chatswood Oval.

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.

Georgia Separovich

Director

Georgia is a former rower turned yoga instructor who is passionate about sport. In addition, Georgia currently sits on the Board of the Yale Club of Australia and conducts alumni interviews on behalf of the Yale Admissions Office. Georgia joined the Gordon Rugby Club board in 2016 and currently sits on the Gordon Rugby Foundation Committee.
Professional Experience
KPMG Sydney, Senior Consultant, Management Consulting. Member of the Customer & Operations Team focused on operational efficiency. 2016 to present
KPMG Sydney, Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory. 2012 – 2016
Education, Licenses & Certifications
Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Economics, Yale University
Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations, Deakin University
Lean Fundamentals, Cardiff University
Customer Experience Toolkit practitioner, KPMG

Rick Seton

Director

A barrister/mediator, rugby referee and former Gordon colt, Rick joined the board in 2016.

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.

John Taylor

Director

Retired Banker following 45 years of service
Prior Director of Gordon Rugby Club Ltd in 70s – 80s.
Played Junior Rugby with West Pymble and Lindfield, joining Gordon in 1971 to 1982 playing 245 games.
Married with four adult children (none at home ). Live at Lindfield with wife Pam.

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.

Angus Kingsmill

Adviser to the Board

CEO, Managing Director, entrepreneur, and currently investor, consultant, advisor and board director. Kingsmill is both a brand creator and re inventor. He has an impressive background in running both small and medium sized businesses, recently culminating in the successful re-invigoration and sale of the iconic surf wear brand, Mambo.

Currently founder and owner of “Really Quite Good Investments” investment company, owner of “Sydney Digital Marketing” and founder and owner of “Breakfast Epiphanies”, a consulting firm, whose clients include Marvel, Pixar and Disney among others. He sits on the board of Health and Wellness brand, Inner Origin as well as Sydney Digital Marketing.

Passionate sportsman and rugby supporter. Despite an almost non-existent rugby career, Angus played for Gordon Cricket Club through juniors, grade and A Grade for nearly 30 years and has witnessed every Gordon First Grade Rugby grand final live since his birth. In recent years, he has triumphed on the field over Jason Little, David Wilson and Matt Dixon (in fairness this was over 35s soccer). In his positions as Marketing Manager at Ray-Ban and Managing Director and owner of Mambo, Kingsmill initiated and managed sponsorship of The Wallabies, as well as individual greats of the game, including John Eales, Jonah Lomu, Dan Carter and Adam Ashley-Cooper.

 

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