Ray Gunston

General Manager - Finance @ AFL

Ray currently holds the position of General Manager- Finance, Corporate and Major Projects with the Australian Football League. In this role he is responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, insurance and risk management, technology and procurement. Ray’s current priority is to establish the AFL Industry Funding Model following the Media Rights arrangement entered into last year.

Ray has had extensive experience as a senior executive and a company director in a variety of industries and would be well known to many of you through his time as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Essendon Football Club and before that as Chief Financial Officer of the Tatts Group.

In addition to the Tatts Group, Ray has had executive roles with Westpac, Price Waterhouse, Aluminium Smelters of Victoria, Southern Cross Austereo and the Victorian Government. He is a non-executive director of Sigma Pharmaceuticals and Hotel Property Investments. Ray has also previously held non-executive director roles with AFL Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades.

Ray played a leading role in the transformation of the privately owned Tattersall’s into the publicly listed Tatts Group as an ASX 100 listed national and global company followed by initiating and implementing the $4 billion merger of Tatts and UNITAB. He also played a lead executive role in acquisitions for the Tatts Group.