Moya Dodd is a lawyer, sports administrator and a former vice-captain of Australia’s women’s football team, the Matildas. She played in FIFA’s first ever women’s tournament in 1988. Twenty-five years later, she joined the governing body of FIFA - among the most privileged and male-dominated institutions in the world – as one of the first women in its 108-year history.
At the highest levels of football governance, Moya found integrity and gender issues writ large. She was one of only 3 of 27 FIFA Executive Committee members who declined a $25,000 gift watch at the 2014 World Cup. A year later, she found herself in a luxury Zurich hotel as her colleagues were arrested in a dawn raid.
As the 'FIFAGate' scandals unfolded, Moya led the #womeninFIFA reform movement, becoming ‘the driving force in the recent push for women within FIFA’ (New York Times) and ‘one of the most credible and outspoken voices for change within the organization’ (Vice Sports).
She continues to be a vocal advocate for equality and inclusion, serving on successful Australia's bid committee for the Women's World Cup, and Co-Chairing international NGO Common Goal (with Juan Mata).
Moya’s journey from the national team to the boardroom, combined with over 20 years in law and business, have given her priceless stories and unique insights into complex issues of equality, integrity and change.
She has appeared as a keynote and panelist at numerous public and corporate events around the world, and her views are sought by some of sport's leading figures.
In 2016 she was named the most influential woman in Australia by the Australian Financial Review, and in 2018 was named the 7th most powerful woman in international sport (outside the US) by Forbes magazine. In 2020, Moya was listed in WICC's global "Best XI" for advancing women's soccer.
Women in Football Breakfast, hosted by Football Federation SA and Adelaide United, March 2019
Moya's 1:1 chat with incoming ACCC Chair, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, sharing life stories and the experience of being the only woman in too many rooms. For competition law buffs, here's the series of Competitive Edge podcasts with Moya and co-host Matt Rubinstein, from Gilbert + Tobin.