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    Appointments to MCC Committee

    Mar 13, 2014

    The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is pleased to advise that, after an extensive search, Sally Macindoe and Peter King have been appointed to the MCC Committee to fill casual vacancies.

    Sally MacindoeSally Macindoe
    Sally is a partner and global head of diversity at legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where she has worked for almost 25 years and is the national leader of its environment and planning practice.

    She is the former chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia and a former director of the Melbourne Recital Centre Ltd.

    She is widely acknowledged for her expertise in all aspects of planning law, with a particular focus on major project development work.

    She has successfully represented clients in some of Victoria’s largest development projects including the redevelopment of Chadstone Shopping Centre and the Waverley Park site for Mirvac.

    An MCC member since 2004, Sally is a descendant of Frank Grey Smith, whose name is synonymous with the Melbourne Cricket Club as a former president and whose name adorned an MCG grandstand for 60 years.

    Peter King
    Peter has been CEO of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the past two years, having spent the four years prior to that as CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

    Peter KingDuring that role he oversaw the largest single event in Australia, the Royal Easter Show, and played a leading role in securing investment in the stadium that now hosts, among other things, GWS GIANTS home AFL matches.

    Prior to that, he spent eight years as Asia Pacific president of Sunbeam Corporation and more than a decade as sales manager at Puma Australia.

    Peter is a board member of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust, Events and Exhibition Association of Australia and Tourism Australia Advisory Panel. He is deputy chair of both Melbourne Convention Bureau and Business Events Council of Australia.

    In addition to his professional responsibilities, Peter is a former first-class cricketer who played 171 First XI matches for MCC between 1977 and 1990, the last three years as captain-coach. He has been an MCC member for 24 years and is also a member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

    President Paul Sheahan said he was delighted to welcome such highly qualified and well-rounded people to the committee table.

    The MCC Committee now comprises 14 members: Paul Sheahan (president), Steven Smith (vice-president), Stephen Spargo (vice-president), David Crow (vice-president), Peter Dakin, Michael Happell (treasurer), Will Fowles, Peter King, Sally Macindoe, Fred Oldfield, Charles Sitch, Mark Smith, Karen Wood and Ted Yencken.