Chair - Di Langmack OAM
Diane Langmack OAM, Director AGCF, was born into a sporting family of high achievers. She was destined to leave her mark on the often turbulent world of sport administration.
Her success in journalism, action photography and sport publishing led Diane into the role of editor for a popular month sports magazine which boasted a circulation in excess of 150,000 per month. From there Diane was catapulted into the cut and thrust of profession sport as Community & Public Relations Manager, Panthers District Rugby League Club, one of Sydney’s most powerful National Rugby League Clubs.
In 2006 her world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, enough to sideline the toughest individual. Instead of surrendering to her illness, Diane decided that the best medicine was to work harder and she dedicated herself to supporting other people who are less fortunate than herself.
Since 2007, Diane has been in remission and has been in overdrive since then. In 2013 Diane negotiated a private donation to cancer research to the value of $400,000.
Not content with an already crowded schedule, Diane has a leading role for another worthy cause – Panthers Women In League foundation for the National Rugby League which has raised thousands of dollars over the past seven years. She is Chair - Cure The Future Foundation, Chair - Panthers Women In League, Advisory Member - Panthers on the Prowl and Advisory & Consumer Member - Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board: Weave
As fitting recognition of her considerable efforts, Diane was nominated in 2009 and 2010 for the National Rugby League Women of the Year. She was also nominated in 2010 for the New South Wales Women of the Year and 2010 Telstra Business Woman of the Year. In 2011 she was finalist in the New South Wales Volunteer of the Year. In 2012 she was given the Outstanding Community Service Award Certificate of Commendation from New South Wales Parliament. In 2013 she received an Order of Australia Medal for her work with charity groups.