Lee Hagipantelis appointed Non-Executive Director of the Family of League Board

The Chair of the Family of League Foundation Helen Wood Grant today announced the appointment of Lee Hagipantelis to the position of Non-Executive Director of rugby league’s charity of choice, Family of League, effective immediately. 

Lee has enjoyed a long association with rugby league both as Wests Tigers Chairman for four years and as a major sponsor at NRL club, state league and junior rugby league level over many years.  He is the owner and principal of Brydens Lawyers, arguably the largest litigation firm in New South Wales. Lee practises in all areas of law, overseeing all divisions of Brydens Lawyers, and sits on the Advisory Group for the University of Wollongong for Southwestern Sydney. 

Chair of Family of League, Helen Wood Grant, said “Lee’s impressive legal standing is equalled only by his extraordinarily high level of community engagement over so many years which speaks to his devotion to giving back to community.  We are absolutely delighted that he has found time to extend this contribution even further by volunteering at Board level for our Foundation.  His energy and enthusiasm, his understanding of the rugby league family coupled with his legal and professional excellence will be wonderful assets for Family of League. My fellow directors and I look forward to benefiting from all Lee will bring to the table.”

Brydens has sponsored Variety – The Children’s Charity B to B Bash, currently sponsors 15 rugby league clubs throughout NSW, is major sponsor of the Leukaemia Foundation, sponsors soccer and AFL clubs, provides scholarships for five students at Western Sydney University to assist students in need to become lawyers and are panel solicitors for the Police Association of NSW.

Mr Hagipantelis said, “I am deeply honoured and humbled to be appointed to the Board of the Family of League. This opportunity aligns with my personal values of compassion, community service, and dedication to making a positive difference in people’s lives. I am fully committed to serving with integrity, empathy, and a strong sense of community responsibility, striving to contribute meaningfully to the Family of League’s mission and impact. I have seen how the Family of League can empower individuals, strengthen communities, and create lasting change, and I look forward to playing a part in its important work.”