Champion

Ameet Bains

CEO

Western Bulldogs Football Club

Ameet is Chief Executive Officer of the Western Bulldogs Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Ameet is also a Director of the Club, and of the SpiritWest Foundation Ltd, the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.

Within the AFL industry, Ameet has served on numerous advisory groups, participated in the AFL Executive Leadership Program and has been a recipient of the prestigious industry Graeme Samuel Scholarship.

Ameet also serves as a member of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance, a body charged with strengthening economic development in the west of Melbourne with a particular focus on social engagement and community health.

Ameet has enjoyed a lengthy career in sports administration, having held the role of Chief Operating Officer at St Kilda Football Club for a number of years prior to his move to the Bulldogs. In that role, he had broad responsibilities across both the football and commercial side of the Club, preparing him well for his current role.

Prior to embarking on his career in sport, Ameet served as Head of Legal at Toyota Australia, where he provided legal and strategic advice across all divisions of Toyota and Lexus. While at Toyota Australia, Ameet also acted as a Director of T.E.S.T. Pty Ltd, the Trustee company responsible formanaging one of Toyota Australia’s employee superannuation funds.

Ameet’s professional career started at Minter Ellison Lawyers where he worked for a number of years in the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice, advising clients across a range of industries including automotive, health, FMCG and fuels and energy.

Ameet completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) at Monash University where he also played a number of seasons for the Monash Blues Football Club.

Ameet has also undertaken elements of post-graduate study at Stanford University, Melbourne University and LaTrobe University.

Ameet is married to Catherine and they have two children, a daughter Asha and a son Harvie.