Dave Donaghy – Director

Dave Donaghy was appointed as Melbourne Storm’s Chief Executive Officer in July 2015, moving into the job after holding the position of Strategy and Communications Director at the Club. During his time as CEO, Storm has experienced considerable commercial growth, whilst maintaining its performance on-field, including one Premiership from three successive grand finals, as well as a World Club Challenge title.

Making the switch from a career in media to sports administration, Donaghy has worked across multiple areas of professional sports organisations, from strategy to list management and salary cap, football operations, commercial operations, government, broadcasters and media.

Originally from Gladstone, Queensland, Donaghy holds degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Queensland.


Career Summary

2015-Present Melbourne Storm Chief Executive Officer
2013-2015 Melbourne Storm Strategy & Communications Director
2010-2013 Brisbane Lions GM Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
2008-2010 Melbourne Storm Football Administration & Media Manager
2004-2008 Journalist News Limited / Australian Associated Press