Gary Flowers has over 25 years of strategy and leadership experience across iconic organisations, and has been actively involved in building brands and businesses. With a double degree and Harvard educated, Mr Flowers started his career as a lawyer and was soon promoted to the national managing partner of Sparke Helmore where he grew the firm by over 600%, taking it from being an NSW-based firm to having a national profile and claiming a top 10 ranking in Australia. Mr Flowers joined the Australian Rugby Union in 2004, leading significant structural reform and capturing record sponsorships in three years. In 2006, he accepted a dual role as chief executive for SANZAR. Mr Flowers joined Mirvac Group in 2008 as chief operating officer. He has extensive listed company experience and has been integral in establishing brands on a global stage across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the USA, primarily across three distinctive industry sectors: professional services, sports & media, and property.