Sean Callanan chats with Western Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains on this episode of Sports Geek – CEO Series.

On this podcast you'll learn about:

  • How Ameet's legal background gave him a start in sports industry
  • Lawyers and list management, how footy changed
  • Gaining a balance between operations and commercial outcomes
  • Why the West continues to be the backbone of the Bulldogs
  • How the Bulldogs partnership with Ballarat sets them apart from other Melbourne AFL clubs
  • How the introduction of AFLW has changed the club and Whitten Oval
  • How Ameet is connected to another Sports Geek podcast guest
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About Ameet Bains

Ameet Bains started as a corporate lawyer. Being with Minter Ellison for five years, he has worked across many industries including health, fuel, energy and automotive. This experience led him to head the legal department of Toyota Australia. In 2011, Ameet made his way in the sports industry as St Kilda Football Club's General Manager of Player List and Legal Affairs. Back there, he was responsible for all aspects of the club's list management, player contracts, salary cap and player movement. He was also oversees the club's legal and risk management, governance and strategy including football operations, player conduct and commercial operations. After four years with the club, he was promoted as their Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. In 2017, Ameet joined the Western Bulldogs Football Club as the Chief Executive Officer up to this date.

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