The Chair of the Family of League Foundation Helen Wood Grant today announced the appointment of Peter Affleck to the position of Non-Executive Director of rugby league’s charity of choice, Family of League, effective immediately.
Peter has enjoyed a long association with rugby league both as a player and coach in Queensland and also through his commitment to Family of League. He was selected in South West Queensland’s 1978 representative team from outback Quilpie and spent the late 70s and early 80s playing for the Fortitude Valley Diehards Club in the Brisbane Rugby League pre-Broncos era. He then coached Beenleigh to a Grand Final in the strong Gold Coast competition in 1988. Peter continues to be heavily involved with Valley’s Old Boys association and has been honoured under the Diehards ‘True Blue’ banner for his contributions to the Club.
Chair of Family of League, Helen Wood Grant, said “Peter’s contribution to the Foundation has been notable since first being part of our Brisbane Committee some years ago prior to his establishment of the Moreton Committee. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board and look forward to all he will no doubt contribute. The Moreton Committee is a forward-looking and successful one, with Peter’s Committee colleagues loud in their praise for the time, management expertise, integrity and inspiration he brings to their team. My fellow directors and I look forward to benefiting from those attributes and his impressive professional pedigree.”
The Directorship is a continuation of Peter’s strategic and leadership contribution to the Foundation. In 2018 he was the founding President of the Moreton Committee. He remains in that role and has led his Committee to ever increasing success in fundraising and community outreach. He was invited in 2022 to be an external member of the Board’s National Wellbeing Committee which provides advice to the Board on a range of matters including financial grants and provides support to Family of League Wellbeing Executives and to Committee Wellbeing Officers.
A few weeks ago Peter was announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Queensland Steve Calder Volunteer of the Year award, in recognition of his tireless work in the Moreton area and beyond.
Peter’s professional capabilities developed during his impressive corporate career bring expertise and knowledge to the Board across workplace accommodation, finance, governance, communications, relationship-building and change management. His understanding of the opportunities and challenges the valued volunteers at the heart of Family of League face through his role as Committee President brings another lens through which Board decisions can be viewed. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“It is with great pleasure that I accept this role. I will continue to do all I can to contribute insight and direction to Family of League Foundation, now as a Board member. The extraordinary work Family of League does across the rugby league community is life-changing. I have seen at the coalface how much the financial, emotional or social care we deliver gives individuals, their families and indeed communities hope. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Directors under the leadership of the Chair and to being part of the Foundation’s evolution.“