In May 2004 Matthew was appointed the Chief Executive of the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club (SANFL) and oversaw the SANFL Club through a period of significant challenge and change, dealing with many financial and strategic issues which would shape the future of the Club.

In 2009 Matthew joined the Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL) in a special projects role focused initially on commercial growth. This quickly saw the move to Adelaide Oval and then leading the Club’s strategy to unite Port Adelaide as One Club, bringing the Magpies in the SANFL and Power in the AFL together. This led to the official reunification of the Port Adelaide Football Club in November 2011, which was a catalyst to the club’s successful move to Adelaide Oval in 2014 and membership growth from less than 30,000 in 2010 to over 60,000 in 2015.

Matthew was appointed Executive General Manager of the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2018, and in October 2020 was appointed the Chief Executive, replacing Keith Thomas with whom he had worked closely for nine years.

Claire is a four-time Australian Senior Trampoline Champion. Claire is a member of the Australian Trampoline Team which strived to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. She has represented Australia at over 16 international competitions, making the finals at World Championships and World Cups in the synchronised event. Claire grew up in the Adelaide Hills with her younger brother and parents. She has been doing gymnastics and aerial sports all her life including artistic gymnastics, diving and trampolining. Outside of the gymnastics world, Claire is currently studying Physiotherapy in her 4th year. Claire works as a physiotherapy assistant and coaches at Gymnastics SA and Blackwood Trampoline Sports. Claire works with the Australian Olympic Committee as an ambassador bringing the Olympic Unleashed Program to primary schools. This program inspires students to find and unleash their passion. In her spare time, Claire loves to travel - her favourite country is Italy where her family is from. Claire returned from Italy only last month following the final Olympic qualification event. She loves to cook, hike, go to the beach and hang out with her friends and family. I’d like Claire to come forward and share her experiences with you.
Dr Hagen Heinz Stehr AO is a German-born multi-millionaire businessman, tuna fisherman and founder of the Stehr Group. Born: 1941 , Salzgitter, Germany . Hagen lives in Port Lincoln, South Australia where he made ages his business interests in fishing and aquaculture, most notably Southern bluefin tuna fishing and offshore ranching in Spencer Gulf for export markets. The Stehr Group also propagates and grows Australian Yellowtail Kingfish and Australian Mulloway through its aquaculture division, Clean Seas Aquaculture Growout Pty. Ltd. One of the wealthiest men in South Australia, Hagan is also the founder and chairman of the Australian Maritime and Fishing Academy. The Stehr Group has a commercial fleet of nine vessels. Hagen Stehr was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia on Australia Day, 1997. He received the award for service to the commercial fishing industry and to education and training, particularly through the South Australian Fishing and Seafood Industry Skills Centre Inc. He also received the Centenary Medal for services to the community in 2000. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2010, and was included in the "three wise men" ceremony together with diplomat Richard Woolcott and Deputy Chancellor of the University, Tim Fairfax. Page 5 of 13 He was named Seafood Icon, South Australia in 2009 and initiated into the National Seafood Hall of Fame in 2013. The Stehr Group is a family owned company spanning three generations; founder and Chairman Hagen Stehr, his son Marcus Stehr (Managing Director) and his grandsons Saxon and Sanchez.
Martin Haese is the current Chief Executive Officer of Business SA and has an impressive track record as a business owner and entrepreneur. Having previously owned his own national retail companies, Youthworks and Sole Shoes, Martin founded and then grew the business to achieve annual sales of $25 million, employ several hundred team members and oversaw a global supply chain. Following the sale of Youthworks and Sole Shoes in 2005, Martin opened Retail IQ, a specialist advisory business working with local governments in Australia and Real Estate Investment Trusts in Southeast Asia.
Introduction by Veronica Dottore:
It is my great pleasure to introduce our speaker who is going to enlighten us about what to expect in the topic “The Coming Year” Jeff Neale’s involvement started about 50 years ago, attending’ Family Meetings’ at the Rotary Club of Campbelltown with his parents Reg n Shirley Neale. Jeff joined the club in 1990 n served as President in 2007 - 2008. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with 3 sapphires. Jeff is married to Jenny, they have 3 adult children and a new grandson. He is the Dealer Principal of Paradise Mazda, a family business started by his father. Please join me in welcoming Jeff Neale who is our newly elected District Governor.
At our meeting on the 12th July District Governor Jeff Neale introduced his father Reg Neale who was the 1966 foundation member of the Club.
Note : Reg was unable to attend Jeff’s District Governor Induction at last Sunday’s District Conference due to Covid restrictions but it was a great pleasure & honour for both Jeff, members and guests, to have Reg at the first Campbelltown 2021-2022 meeting with Jeff as the new District Governor for the Rotary Year 2021-2022.