There aren’t many bigger names in Australian sport than Adam Goodes. Dual AFL Brownlow Medalist and premiership player for the Sydney Swans, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and representative in the International Rules Series, Adam Goodes holds an elite place in Australian Football League’s history.
But his career transcends the football field. In 2014, Adam was named the Australian of the Year. This distinguished award recognised Adam's community work and advocacy in the fight against racism, empowering the next generation of indigenous Australians.
Adam is equally known for his involvement and leadership within the indigenous community. In 2009, Adam set up The Goodes-O'Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) with teammate Michael O'Loughlin to create a brighter future for Indigenous children through education. In 2014, he joined the board of Supply Nation, a government-funded body aimed at growing the Indigenous business sector through the promotion of supplier diversity in Australia. His work within the corporate world extends to advising large organisations such as David Jones and Lend Lease, on their Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP). He is also a board member for Support Through Australia Natural Disasters (STAND), a disaster relief program founded by Woolworths and The Salvation Army.