RICHARD SMITH heads an independent management consultancy Mellar Marketing which provides event management, marketing and project management services to both the corporate and government sectors. With over 25 years’ experience, including senior executive roles with major event organisations such the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, Richard has also consulted extensively to the Victorian Government on its major events strategy.
Richard also has major project experience as part of the marketing team at Essendon Fields Management P/L, successfully completing a business plan for the first Hyatt Place Hotel and Conference Centre prior to joining Westpac, where he managed internal stakeholder communications in the lead up to the Bank of Melbourne head office relocation to 525 Collins Street in 2017. He currently provides communication services to the Victorian Building Authority in Docklands.
Richard is also a Director of Doxa Youth Foundation, played 200 games at Old Brighton Grammarians and is a keen member of Melbourne Football and Cricket Clubs. He is excited about joining the Board of the SFNL and looks forward to helping the League grow its men’s and women’s football and netball competitions and helping to fully develop its commercial potential.