About Peggy O’Neal
Peggy is a consultant to Lander & Rogers and has specialised in superannuation and financial services law for more than 20 years. She was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehill from 1995-2009.
Peggy has a bachelor of arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. She also has a Diploma in Superannuation Management from Macquarie University and completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Peggy has been president of the Richmond Football Club since October 2013, having served on the Club’s board since 2005. She is the first woman to be president of an AFL club and in 2017, the Richmond Football Club won the premiership for the first time in 37 years.
In August 2014 she was appointed to chair the Victorian Minister for Sport’s year-long Inquiry into ‘Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation’ and is now convenor of the Minister’s Change Our Game Champions program.
In August 2017, Peggy was also appointed to Victoria’s Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality.
Peggy is presently a non-executive director of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation as well as NULIS Nominees Limited, a subsidiary of National Australia Bank which acts as trustee of the Bank’s superannuation business. Peggy also serves as an independent member of the External Compliance Committee of Vanguard Investments Australia and as an independent consultant to the Risk, Audit and Compliance Committee of UniSuper Limited.
In the not for profit sector, she is on the board of Women’s Housing, on the investment advisory panel of Home for Homes (an initiative of the Big Issue) and is an ambassador for micro-finance organisation, Opportunity International.
In September 2014 Peggy was named as one of the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence and as one of the Women’s Weekly 50 Most Powerful Women in Australia.
Peggy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a member of Chief Executive Women and the Carbine Club.