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Key Points for Peggy O'Neal AO

  • Peggy O'Neal AO is the first woman in AFL history to serve as president of a club when she took it on in October 2013.
  • As president Peggy oversaw the Richmond Tigers win their first Premiership in 37 years (2017) along with victories in 2019 and 2020.
  • She is widely regarded as an outstanding president and great leader who has provided the ingredients for success to the Richmond Football Club.
  • She is the current Chancellor of RMIT University.
  • Served for three years on Victoria's Ministerial Council on Women's Equality and in January 2020 became a director of VicHealth.
  • Was appointed to the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Advisory Committee in 2019 and, from January 2020, has been a member of the AFL Mental Health Steering Committee. 
  • Has been a non-executive director of several companies in the superannuation and financial services sectors and is currently the chair of Vanguard Superannuation and a director of Infrastructure Specialist Asset Management.
  • Peggy was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019, and named Melburnian of the Year in 2021. 
  • Peggy was appointed Chair of the 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee before they were cancelled in July 2023.

Topics for Peggy O'Neal AO

  • Breaking new ground in leadership
    Peggy O’Neal knows a lot about breaking new ground in leadership. She gracefully navigated the world of both sport and law to defy the odds to find her way into the most senior and elite positions. Peggy was the first woman to ever become an AFL President, and in her early legal career, was the first woman to join her law firm in its 100-year history. In this inspiring and endearing keynote, Peggy takes us behind the scenes to share her top 10 ingredients that make up strong leadership. Littered with anecdotes and colourful vignettes, you’ll learn about the highs and lows of her professional journey, and truly understand the importance of knowing who you are as a leader so you can thrive in any environment.

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