Partner, Gilbert + Tobin, Former Matildas Vice Captain

Moya Dodd is a former vice-captain of the Matildas, and a partner at law firm Gilbert + Tobin. She also consults to sporting organisations on women’s sport, culture and governance issues.


Moya was one of the first few women appointed to the FIFA Executive Committee (2013–16), She also served on the governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation (2007–19) and Football Federation Australia (2007–17).   


In FIFA, she advocated for equality, human rights and integrity reforms amid the FIFAGate corruption crisis, leading to governance reforms that compelled the inclusion of women, and greater priority and resourcing for women’s football. Moya also worked extensively on the successful campaign to overturn FIFA’s ban on women players wearing the hijab, and the (not yet successful) campaign to allow women in Iran to enter stadiums.   


She graduated in Law (with Hons) from Adelaide University, then worked as a Judges Associate at the Supreme Court of South Australia before moving into private practice, then working in inhouse roles at Telstra while completing her Executive MBA at AGSM. Moya later worked in business roles at Fairfax and in economic consulting before returning to the law at Gilbert + Tobin. 


Moya writes and speaks regularly on sport and gender issues. She advises the World Leagues Forum on women’s football matters and serves from time to time on sports governance and culture reviews. 


In 2016, she was named the overall winner of the AFR – Women of Influence awards, and in 2018, she was listed as the 7th most powerful woman in international sport (outside the US) by Fortune magazine.