Athena Greenall-Wilson joined the SFNL Board in mid-2014.
Athena commenced her legal career in a major law firm during which time she acted for the Carlton Football Club. Her netball days were as a junior in country Victoria.
Athena has qualifications and experience in law, finance and education.
After a few years at Middletons (now K & L Gates) predominantly in the Banking & Finance team, Athena was given an opportunity to compete as a full time elite athlete in Australia and Canada. Upon her return to Australia, Athena continued her legal career in private practice with an emphasis on corporate/commercial and employment law (which included acting for another AFL Club).
During this time in private practice, Athena was also appointed Deputy College Head at an international college at Monash University and resided there to assist international students settle into Australia and university life. Athena also took extra leave to travel extensively with an Olympic team (due to her husband’s role as coach) allowing global appreciation of sport and an opportunity to appreciate other cultures.
In 2010, Athena started an athlete management company with a former law partner balancing her passion for sport and the law.
Athena currently works as an in-house lawyer for a national NFP organisation with an emphasis on contractual negotiations and general commercial work.
Athena is a member of Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association.