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Dr Manny Pohl

Dr Manny Pohl is the Chairman and CIO of investment house EC Pohl & Co which he founded in June 2012. EC Pohl & Co is an investment manager that specialises in identifying and investing in quality listed Australian companies.

Dr Pohl has more than thirty years of experience in the investment industry, including over a decade as Managing Director of Hyperion Asset Management which he established in 1998. Emigrating from South Africa in 1994 he was a member of the South African delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Bangkok. 

Dr Pohl holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) Degree and Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration (Economics) from Potchefstroom University. He has also been heavily involved in the community sector, particularly with health, environment and arts philanthropic organisations. He was a member of the Mater Research Foundation and the Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation, and was formerly a member of the prestigious, invitation only, Art Gallery of New South Wales President’s Council.

Along with being the President of the Bond University Rugby Board, Dr Pohl is also a member of the Bond University Council.

Bond University Rugby Board members

Terry Jackman is an iconic name in the cinema world having founded Pacific Cinemas after many years as CEO of Hoyts Theatre’s and Birch, Carroll & Coyle. He has proven business acumen and is an influencer in sport, tourism and media.

Terry has also helped many charities in his time and was honoured to receive a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003.

Terry is  Benefactor to our Bond University Rugby’s John Eales Scholarship and has said that,  “The overarching aim of the scholarship is to prepare the boys for success on and off the rugby field.  I have always been passionate about rugby, education and leadership so I’m proud to support a scholarship that offers unparalleled opportunities in sport, and an internationally recognised degree enhanced by Bond’s global networks, industry connections and work experience opportunities."

Mr Bryan Hain is the Director of Sport and Activities at The Southport School (TSS) on the Gold Coast where he has been for the past 19 years.  Mr Hain’s previous positions include Physical Education Teacher at the South Island School in Hong Kong and Director of Coaching with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. 

Mr Hain holds a MSc Master’s Degree, Sports Management from the University of Leicester and Bachelor of Education (BEd) Hons, Physical Education from St Paul’s College, Cheltenham. 

Mr Gordon spent 50 years in journalism including 17 years in Canberra where he created and launched the Sunday edition of The Canberra Times. He returned to Queensland Press in 1986, as Chief of Staff then 11 years as editor at the Sunday Mail.

On the Gold Coast he helped lift the profile and circulation of both The Gold Coast Bulletin and The Sun as served as Editor in Chief of the Bulletin for 13 years.

Mr Gordon is one of the founding Directors of the Gold Coast Football Club (Suns) and is a Director on the Cedar Creek Wines and two charitable trusts, he was also the Chairman of the city’s bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.