• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6151

Alberti, Susan Marie

(1947 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1947
  • Occupation Advocate, Australian football club administrator, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Sports administrator, Women's advocate


Susan Alberti became a board member of the Western Bulldogs AFL team in 2004 and in 2013 she was elected to the position of Vice President. She resigned from the Vice Presidency at the end of 2016. Susan was instrumental to the establishment of a women’s AFL for the Western Bulldogs.

Susan provided substantial financial support to ensure the staging of the first AFL-sanctioned women’s match at the MCG in 2013. She has also been a long-time supporter of the Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL).

After her daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the 1980s, Susan has been a generous financial supporter of medical research into Type 1 diabetes.

Susan is a former President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Chairman of the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Foundation. She holds many other honorary philanthropic positions.

Susan has been awarded three Australian Honours: Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1997; Office of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2007; and Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2016. She was also a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards in 1997 and 2009.


  • 2014 - 2014

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

  • 2017 - 2017

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    • Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) (2017 - )