Melbourne City FC announce keynote speakers for City Business 2017


Melbourne City FC is pleased to announce that Tom Glick, Chief Commercial Officer, City Football Group and Managing Director of City Football Marketing and Kim Brennan, Olympic Gold Medallist, will be the keynote speakers at the annual City Business function on Thursday 3 August.

Glick and Brennan will join Head Coach Warren Joyce as well as Tim Cahill, Bruno Fornaroli, Eugene Galekovic and other players as guests at the luncheon held at Palladium at Crown.

City Business is designed to bring together the Club’s sponsors and corporate partners, as well as the wider business community, allowing organisations to benefit from the unparalleled network opportunities with elite business identities, football experts and sporting celebrities.

Melbourne City is well connected to the Australia business community and will continue to develop partnerships with hundreds of businesses.  Melbourne City has a host of events and strategies to help facilitate business dealings from within our network.

With the right strategy, the Club can be a powerful partner to new business opportunities.  City Business gives your organisation the ability to develop networking opportunities with the Club’s partners.

For details on how to book your place at the event or a table of 10, contact Max Stoneman on 03 9457 1765 or max.stoneman@melbournecityfc.com.au or book online below



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Keynote speaker backgrounds

Tom Glick

Tom is a respected sports management professional who has spent more than twenty-five years running clubs and leagues in baseball, basketball, ice hockey and soccer in both the United States and the UK.

Tom started his career in baseball and then made a move to the National Basketball Association, first as Vice President, Marketing & Team Business Development, and later as Chief Marketing Officer for the New Jersey Nets.

In 2012 Tom joined City Football Group (CFG) where he initially served as both Chief Commercial & Operating Officer for Manchester City FC as well as Managing Director of City Football Marketing.

Tom will provide a global view on sports marketing and sponsorship and will share insights and thoughts on new frontiers and trends such as eSports and China.

Kim Brennan
Kim Brennan AM (nee Crow) is an Olympic Gold medallist in rowing and a Manager in EY’s Technology Advisory Practice.  

An outstanding youth athlete, Kim had to cope with the burden of quitting her chosen sport of athletics (she was a World Youth silver medallist in the 400m hurdles) as the result of a career debilitating foot injury. In learning about herself through this disappointment, she channelled her determination into recovery and then into her new sport of rowing.

Kim won herself a seat in the Australian women’s eight within eight months of starting rowing, and went on to win a World Championships bronze medal that year. She has since raced internationally in all Olympic boat classes, culminating in an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games. Four years earlier she won a silver and bronze medal in the double and single sculls respectively at London 2012. She was the only rower from any country to attempt two rowing events at the London Olympics.
Kim has been crowned World Champion in the single scull in 2013 and 2015 and was voted world female rower of the year in 2013.
Throughout her dedicated and arduous training regime, Kim has maintained her study and career, achieving a perfect score of 99.95 in her VCE and graduating from her Melbourne University Media and Communications / Law degree with first class honours (and awarded the prize as top female graduate). In 2009 she interned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2012 she was elected chair of the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission. She currently fills the deputy Chair role, and also sits on the AIS Ethics Committee, the AOC Selection Committee and the Rowing Australia Athletes’ Commission.
While rowing, she worked as a lawyer both in private practice where she specialised in Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Sports Law and then as in-house counsel at Basketball ACT. Recruited by Ernst and Young in 2016, Kim now works as a Management Consultant.
While rowing, Kim was involved with various charity initiatives including the Good Sports Program, the Reach for Nepal Foundation and the Kafue River and Rowing Centre in Zambia. She was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017. 

Outside of rowing her hobbies include playing with her dog Ernie and going out for coffee with her husband Scott.