NEW BOARD MEMBERS OF THE VAFA BOARD

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Phil De Young and Adam Kirkwood-Scott have been elected unopposed to the VAFA Board at Monday night’s Annual General Meeting. 
De Young had a distinguished career with Monash Blues where he played over 200 games and joins the board with vast experience from both the business and education sectors. He recently completed a review into the VAFA’s Junior competitions  which allowed him to develop a first hand understanding of how the competition is structured and run. 
Kirkwood-Scott played for over a decade with Old Haileyburians where he has also served on their committee and has a professional career with even more highlights. He will join the Board as the new Treasurer replacing David Scott who resigned after 29 years service at the Board meeting following the AGM.
Below is a brief biography of both new Board Members and we look forward to their contributions to the Association over the coming years. 
Phil De Young
Following five years at Australian Paper Manufacturers (Amcor) in the Planning Division, Phil commenced teaching Economics and Accounting at Mentone Grammar School in 1975. 
The following year he accepted a position at Wesley College, where he remained for 18 years, teaching Economics and Politics. He held several leadership positions at Wesley, the last of which was Head of the Senior School at the St Kilda Road campus. 
In 1994 he was appointed Head of Campus at the Glen Eira Road campus of Caulfield Grammar School. In 1998 he was lured out of education into the Financial Services sector, where he worked as a Director at Wilson Dilworth Limited. 
At the beginning of 2002 he returned to education as Principal of Carey Baptist Grammar School, a school of 2,300 students ranging from Early Learning to Year 12.Phil served as Principal at Carey until March 2010. 
In March 2011 Phil was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Evans and Partners, a prominent Melbourne based Australian independent investment house with a staff of 90 people. 
He concluded this position at the end of January, 2012. In addition to a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Education, Phil holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the Securities Institute of Australia. 
Phil has been an active sportsperson most of his life. He played 200 games of amateur football with Monash University Blues Football Club and over 100 games of pennant squash with the Melbourne Cricket Club. He has completed eleven marathons, eight of them under three hours, and still competes in triathlons. He is also a keen golfer. 
Happily married to Rosemary for 41 years, Phil has three married sons and, to date, five grand-children. 
Adam Kirkwood-Scott
A former student of Haileybury College Adam played at Old Haileyburians Football Club from 1988 – 2000 playing 147 games 
Joined as a member of the committee at Old Haileybury during the period  2005-07 and serving as treasurer in 2005. Adam has been a proud commercial sponsor of the club since 2001.
A qualified public certified practicing accountant, member of the Australian Society of Certified practising accountants (A.S.C.P.A ), a registered Tax Agent and currently a Director and a member of the Executive Board at William Buck Vic. 
Adam started in public practice in 2000 at Eaglecott Pty Ltd, with the practice growing to a level to facilitate a successful merger with chartered accounting practice William Buck Vic in 2011.
Adam loves the outdoors with interests including golf, horse racing and spending time with the family.
Married to Rachel with whom he has four children: Liam, Georgia, Ella and Mitchell. All children currently attend Haileybury College Castlefield. The family can be seen regularly supporting the Bloods and when they are not playing are passionate Hawthorn supporters.