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Directors of the Foundation

Peter Hudson
Chairman

Peter has been involved with the Western Bulldogs for many years as a supporter and sponsor. As Chair of the Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation since 1999, he is committed to ensuring the long term viability of the Western Bulldogs.

Peter previously chaired the Committee for Werribee and the Wyndham Community Cultural Foundation, and as a past Mayor of Wyndham has had a distinguished career in supporting the communities of the West of Melbourne. He has extensive experience in Capital Raising for Community benefit.

Peter and his wife Maxine have grown a substantial dry cleaning franchise (Hudson Dry Cleaning), and are now involved in many successful business ventures ranging from property to coffee.

Peter loves to fish on the pristine waters of Karumba, Queensland, boasting he catches large barramundi. Peter and Maxine are also known to escape to a houseboat on Lake Eildon.

Ray Baxter

Ray Baxter is a Director of the Forever Foundation and also Chairman and Trustee of the Western Bulldogs Society (Bequests).

Ray was Vice President of the WBFC Board for 5 years from 1996-2001.

Ray's long association with the Western Bulldogs began as a player during the years 1958-1964. Career highlights for Ray were leading goal kicker in 1959 and 1960, and winning the Night Premiership in 1963.

Ray enjoyed a successful career trajectory outside of football. Employed at Mazda in 1963, he progressed to General Manager by 1979. During the early years at Mazda, Ray continued to play footy as Captain and Coach of Mordiallic from 1965-67, being awarded Best & Fairest in both 1965 & 1966.

In 1987 Ray brought Lease Plan to Australia as the Managing Director. By 1997 he was appointed Lease Plan Chairman for Australia & New Zealand, a position he held until his retirement in 2002.

Ray's son Darren Baxter also played for the Western Bulldogs (1984-1992) before transferring to Hawthorn (1993-94).

Ray and his wife Judy have 3 children and 9 grandchildren - proud Doggies supporters through and through!


Campbell A. Rose AM

Campbell is Chief Executive of Victrack, a Victorian Statutory Authority that manages some $32 Billion in assets including land, telecommunications and rolling stock that are required to run the State’s train and tram systems.

As former and longest standing Chief Executive of the Western Bulldogs (2002-2010), Campbell has most notably been credited for the redevelopment of the Whitten Oval and creating the commercial community and sports performance platform from which in 2016 Luke Beveridge and his team took the Club to its' first Premiership victory since 1954.

Campbell is an Australian Olympian (yachting 1988) with a credentialed career in sports management and organisational development. Prior to his role at the Bulldogs, Campbell held a number of distinguished roles including the Chief Executive positions at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane (1999-2002); the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Bid 2006 (1997-99); Melbourne Major Events Company (1994-97); and Executive Director of Victorian Yachting Council (1990-94)

An Honours graduate of Footscray Institute of Technology (Victoria University) Campbell was a recipient of Doctor of Letters honoris causa from Victoria University in 2005, and named a 'Victoria University Legend' in 2007. Campbell has served on the Victoria University Foundation since 2005.

Campbell was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2017 for his significant contribution to sports management, infrastructure and transport and to the community of Victoria.


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Joan Hale

Joan is a founding director of the Forever Foundation and has been a Western Bulldogs supporter for many years.

Joan is also a Board Member of Taralye – Victoria’s leading organisation for deaf and hearing impaired children – and participates in their Finance Committee. Recently Joan completed a Cert IV in Remedial Therapies and works from home with a small practice. Joan supports the Forever Foundation by working closely with philanthropic organisations.


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Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca is a former Press Secretary, speechwriter, and senior adviser to Labor Premiers and Ministers in NSW and Victoria. More recently Rebecca has worked as a communications consultant in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Rebecca provides communication support to the Forever Foundation. A former Sydney-sider who chose the Bulldogs as her team in 2000 after moving to Melbourne the previous year, Rebecca brings her passion for the Dogs to support the work of the Foundation.


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Peter Chau

Peter has been a life long supporter of the Western Bulldogs having lived in Essex St, Footscray as a young child and new immigrant, a stone throw away from Whitten oval.

Peter has 20 years experience working in the property, construction and infrastructure industry. Peter began his professional career as a Senior Project Architect and qualified town planner before he focused on law, and went on to work in senior legal roles at Baker & Mckenzie, BlueScope Steel and an executive role at Silcar.

Peter moved to Victrack in 2014 as Company Secretary, and is currently General Manager of Property, Infrastructure and Developments. He joined the Forever Foundation Board as a Director in 2016.


Charlotte Hayes

Charlotte Hayes joined the Forever Foundation in January 2019 as Finance Director.

Currently the Chief Operating Officer at Netball Australia, Charlotte worked with fellow Director Campbell Rose on the very successful Invictus Games Sydney 2018 as the CFO.

Prior to this, Charlotte was General Manager - Business Services at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

Orginally from the UK, Charlotte moved to Australia with her family in 2009.