Wayne Jackson served as Chief Executive Officer of the AFL 1996 - 2003 and had combined his skills as a businessman with his love of football to successfully establish a national Australian Rules Football competition with teams from all mainland states.
Wayne received honours colours for football and tennis at Princes. He received a Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University and undertook further studies at Harvard Business School. Executive positions held by Wayne before his appointment to the AFL included Managing Director of SA Brewing, Business Development Director of BRL Hardy, and Managing Director of Thomas Hardy and Son.
A West Torrens man, Wayne Jackson played 160 league and seconds games for the club, which he served as a coach and club chairman from 1975 to 1979.