Mr Ameet Bains

Mr Ameet Bains is CEO of the Western Bulldogs Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also a director of the Club, and of the SpiritWest Foundation Ltd, the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.

Within the AFL, Mr Bains has served on numerous advisory groups, participated in the Executive Leadership Program and has been a recipient of the prestigious industry Graeme Samuel Scholarship. He also serves as a member of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance, a body charged with strengthening economic development in the west of Melbourne with a particular focus on social engagement and community health.

He has enjoyed a lengthy career in sports administration, serving as COO at St Kilda Football Club for a number of years prior to his move to the Bulldogs. In that role, he had broad responsibilities across both the football and commercial side of the Club.

Prior to embarking on his career in sport, Mr Bains served as Head of Legal at Toyota Australia, where he provided legal and strategic advice across all divisions of Toyota and Lexus. While at Toyota Australia, he also acted as a Director of T.E.S.T. Pty Ltd, the Trustee company responsible for managing one of Toyota Australia’s employee superannuation funds.

Mr Bain’s professional career started at Minter Ellison Lawyers, where he worked for a number of years in the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice, advising clients across a range of industries including automotive, health, FMCG and fuels and energy.

He has Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) degrees from Monash, where he studied at both the Clayton and Caulfield campuses. An avid supporter of Monash Life, he played a number of seasons for the Monash Blues Football Club.

Mr Bains has undertaken elements of post-graduate study at Stanford University, Melbourne

University and LaTrobe University, and he remains a passionate Monash alumnus. He’s married to fellow alumna Catherine. They have two children, Asha and Harvie.