American-born Peggy O'Neal is a lawyer who has lived in Australia for the past 24 years. A lover of sports, Peggy played gridiron in her youth and was a handy quarterback. After moving to Australia she soon developed a love for the athleticism and skill of Aussie Rules. After only four years in the country, Peggy became a member of the Richmond Football Club and has supported the club with her whole heart ever since.
Peggy has served on the Richmond board since 2005, and became the first ever female president of an AFL club when elected to the top job in 2013. In 2015, Peggy became a Life Member of the Richmond Football Club.
Living within view of the Punt Road Oval, Peggy is a well-known and respected part of the Richmond community. Her passion for both on and off field success has Richmond in great shape financially and in a position to support impressive community projects, especially in the area of indigenous education.