New Director Appointed to AFL New Zealand Board

Peter Summers has accepted a role as an Appointed Director on the AFL New Zealand Board.

Mr Summers currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of AVJennings Ltd.

In September 1995, Mr Summers was appointed Chief Financial Officer, becoming Finance Director of AVJennings in August 1998. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 19 February 2009. Mr Summers has extensive experience in general and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Summers served as President of the St Kilda Football Club for five years including a time period that saw them play Premiership matches in New Zealand from 2013 to 2015. Having spent a maximum cumulative term of nine years as a Director at St Kilda Football Club, Peter has been a member of the St Kilda Football club for over 50 years. His attributes are valued for the integrity, leadership and the stability he has brought to the club.

Mr Summers strong legacy included the successful return of St Kilda to its home in Moorabbin and a $50 million state of the art facility when fully completed. Backed by community football partners, the state government, the AFL and a donor-funded groundswell, Summers led the once seemingly impossible task of ensuring the return to Linton St was financially viable. Years of work towards this goal culminated in St Kilda ultimately shifting its operations and training base back to Linton St from Seaford in March, 2018.

AFL New Zealand welcomes Mr Summers and the benefits he brings to the organisation in governance, finance and risk, Trans-Tasman networking, vision and strategic competencies.