Justin joined the NSDRLFC Board in 2016. He is also a Board Director of the Norths Collective which includes North Sydney Leagues Club, The Greens North Sydney, The Alcott Lane Cove, and Seagulls at Tweed Heads.
Justin was appointed by the Governor-General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC as Senior Member of the Commonwealth of Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal in 2017.
He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria. He previously served on the Business Law Committee of the NSW Law Society. Justin has an interest in administrative, property, employment, liquor licensing, media and defamation law.
He previously held senior roles in banking and regulation between 2007 and 2017 and was a General Manager of the Australian Hotels Association (NSW) between 1998 and 2007.
A Graduate of Sydney University and UTS, he holds a degree in Arts and an Honours degree in Law. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Justin lives in Mosman with his wife Rachel Merton and two young daughters Amelia and Alexandra who are both devoted Bears fans and North Sydney Oval regulars since birth.
Justin has a long history of supporting rugby league in Sydney, including being an active participant in the anti-Super League marches of 1999 and 2000.
Justin’s priorities are:
To continue to ensure the excellent relationship between the Football Club and the Norths Collective continues to grow and is strong, successful and prosperous for both parties; and to continue to positively contribute to the Norths Collective, our major partner and supporter.
The long-term sustainability of the Football Club through continued growth in sponsorship, merchandise and membership.
The maintenance of a professional, collegiate and mutually beneficial relationship with our NRL feeder club, Eastern Suburbs.
To work towards North Sydney DRLFC being the NSWRL’s Number One club with Premierships in both the NSW Cup and the Women’s competition over the next 3 years
To see NRL football return to North Sydney Oval.
To further develop education pathways with local schools and universities for the benefit of the Club and our players.
To continue to promote the return of the Bears to the NRL on a sustainable basis.