The Gold Coast Titans are pleased and proud to congratulate Club co-owner Rebecca Frizelle after being made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to rugby league, the automotive industry and her community in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
As well as being one of Queensland’s leading business leaders as the Chief Operating Officer of the James Frizelle Automotive Group, Frizelle has been a massive contributor to a number of local and national charities and foundations, as well as serving as a director on a number of corporate boards.
She has also been a trailblazer for women in Australian sport, becoming the first female chair of an NRL club with the Titans before stepping down from the role to join husband Brett and Darryl and Jo Kelly to become a co-owner of the Club at the end of 2017.
Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt said the OAM was a deserved recognition of Frizelle’s incredible contribution to the Gold Coast community.
“Anyone that has met or had the pleasure of working with Rebecca would understand that she is a force of nature,” Watt said. “She is tireless and relentless in everything she does, and that work ethic is the foundation of the success she has achieved.
“The contribution she has made to this Club is enormous, as a supporter, then as Chair and ultimately as a Club owner.
“Rebecca and the other owners stepped in to take over this Club because they believe in its importance to the Gold Coast community, and she continues to lead the hard work being done to turn this Club into a source of pride for the people of this region.
“While she is never one to chase individual accolades or awards for what she does, a prestigious honour such as this is truly fitting for the commitment and success she has delivered as one of this city’s true leaders.”