Rossana Bellina

Foundation Director

Rossana, a distinguished lawyer and devoted mother of two, brings a wealth of professional expertise to the Sydney FC Foundation board. With an LL.M. in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law from Fordham University, cum laude, and a Master in Law from Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Rossana’s education reflects her commitment to excellence.

Her legal career spans multiple jurisdictions, making her a valuable asset to the board. As Special Counsel at MinterEllison, she advises on complex financial matters, while her tenure at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Simmons & Simmons LLP demonstrates her expertise in acquisition finance, art finance, and capital markets, further highlighting her versatility as a lawyer.

Rossana’s dedication to the legal field extends to her role as a Member of the Conference Planning Committee at BFSLA – Banking & Financial Services Law Association. Her passion for the law is equalled only by her commitment to her family, making her a well-rounded and accomplished professional. Rossana’s bar admissions in both Italy and the United States, as well as her proficiency in multiple languages, add to her impressive credentials. As she balances her roles as a lawyer and a mother, Rossana embodies the spirit of excellence and determination that Sydney FC Foundation values.

Rossana joined the Sydney FC Foundation Board because of her belief in the power of sport to create a positive impact within the community. Sydney FC, as a prominent football club, has a strong presence and influence, and Rossana saw this as an opportunity to contribute to meaningful initiatives that use the sport as a vehicle for positive change. The Foundation’s dedication to youth development, community outreach, and charitable programs closely aligns with her values, motivating her desire to be a part of an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals in Sydney and beyond. Serving on the board, Rossana’s intention is to play a role in shaping and supporting initiatives that not only elevate the sport of football but also promote social responsibility and community development.