Youngest AFL Club CEO with extensive experience in leadership
Best known as the young 24 year old CEO of Richmond Football Club, Cameron Schwab has had an extensive history of leadership from a young age. He is not only the youngest CEO in AFL history, but is also the second longest-serving CEO spanning 25 years as the CEO of Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle.
Drawing upon over three decades worth of leadership experience, Cameron has continued to share his leadership expertise with executive boards and CEOs to build leadership skills. He has a keen focus on organisational performance and transformation.
With vast experience as a leader in an environment as active and publicised as the AFL, Cameron is no stranger to tackling some of the profession’s most daunting challenges. In the face of adversity, Cameron’s focus on unifying groups has fostered a culture of teamwork and trust, even through the most difficult of circumstances. Through strategic renewal, Cameron builds organisational capability to boost performance and morale.
Cameron holds an MBA and Master of Marketing from the Melbourne Business School, as well as the Advancement Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School and Harvard Program on Board Effectiveness. In addition, Cameron is also a Vincent Fairfax Fellow of the Centre of Ethical Leadership at the University of Melbourne, and has received his Coaching Certification from the Columbia Business School in New York.
Cameron has given presentations to every kind of audience, including CEOs, seniors and organisations. With a unique talent to engage and inspire, Cameron uses his own leadership experience to discuss how he navigated some of the biggest challenges within his career. He enjoys unpacking his own challenges with openness, vulnerability, and generosity.
As a writer, his editorial pieces on sport and leadership have been featured in The Age.