- Director since 2019
A managing director and partner of global consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group, McCabe grew up in Geelong, where his family still reside, and is a long-time member and supporter of the club.
After attending St Mary’s Technical School and Newcomb Secondary College, McCabe completed an Aerospace Engineering degree at RMIT. He then completed a Masters of Business Administration, which in turn began his career in management consulting.
McCabe’s areas of expertise include driving commercial growth within businesses, strategy, leadership development, identifying new markets and the use of technology to transform businesses.
McCabe has also supported our club in a voluntary capacity in several important ways in recent years. He played an integral role in the club’s successful bid for an AFLW licence, leading the integration of women’s football into the club and Geelong region, and also used his overseas travel to assess issues that interest the club – such as visiting the Green Bay Packers to explore membership-type issues.
McCabe brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the club’s board. He was appointed by the AFL as independent chair of the AFL Industry Governance Committee for Player Development in 2017. The committee is currently developing an industry wide strategy to tackle issues around mental health and player wellbeing. The Committee includes representatives from the AFL, the AFLPA, clubs, player agents and past players.
McCabe is married to Kate and they have two teenage daughters, Cleo and Lily, who are also Geelong supporters.