Collingwood has introduced 1990 premiership participant and influential participant agent Craig Kelly because the AFL membership’s new chief government.
Kelly, a tricky defender who performed 122 video games for the Magpies between 1989 and 1996, will step down from the helm of sports activities administration powerhouse TLA to tackle the brand new position.
Collingwood president Jeff Browne stated Kelly was the correct match to steer the membership into the “subsequent chapter”.
“Craig Kelly is an especially well-rounded skilled and a extremely revered individual throughout the soccer group who has the perfect ability set to be the CEO of our nice membership,” Browne stated.
“Craig understands higher than most the necessities of a robust and profitable soccer membership.
“His three many years of huge expertise in managing AFL and key sporting expertise, driving a high-performance atmosphere and delivering profitable outcomes had been key elements in his appointment.”
Browne thanked head of soccer Graham Wright for his work as interim chief government because the departure of Mark Anderson, who left the position late final yr.
He stated Kelly would start his duties on February 20.
Kelly stated he was “extremely honoured” to return to the membership as chief government.
“The membership has continued to develop and develop through the years and I’m excited to steer that progress whereas supporting and growing the expertise of our folks, each on and off the sphere,” he stated.
“There’s momentum at Collingwood, and I sit up for constructing relationships throughout the membership and dealing alongside the board, employees, coaches and athletes as we enter the subsequent part.
“It has been an unimaginable 26 years rising ESP/TLA alongside our devoted employees – each previous and current. I want to thank everybody at TLA, specifically the excellent government workforce and our superb expertise – so much who’re lifelong associates of myself and my household.”
Collingwood additionally introduced it has appointed former tv community director Ian Paterson as its new chief business officer.