Jimmy Bartel

Former AFL footballer
Domestic violence campaigner
Jimmy’s keynote appearance is proudly supported by ANZ

Jimmy is one of the most decorated AFL players of the modern era. He played 305 games for the Geelong Football club, won three premierships, a Brownlow Medal, a Norm Smith Medal and twice been named All Australian.

In recent years Jimmy has become equally known for his community work off the field. In 2016, he proudly launched his domestic violence awareness campaign FaceUpToDV in support of the Luke Batty Foundation and Bethany. His own violent childhood fuelled his desire to help stop domestic abuse and for the entire 2016 AFL season he didn’t cut his hair or beard to raise awareness and over $160,000 for the two organisations. Beyond this, he is a passionate ambassador for a number of children’s charities and takes a keen interest in philanthropy.

Since retiring from footy, Jimmy has leveraged his business degree by moving into the corporate world as a Director with Touchstone Executive Search and as Product Development Manager at X-Blades.