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7 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

I wonder how much insight PJ has given to him on the business side of the club? If PJ did expose him to that and he took to that well then it may give him a leg up.

PJ took Mahoney under his wing very early on when he was restructuring the club.

He must have seen something he liked as he had no hesitation in moving others on.

It's pretty clear from Goodwin's endorsement that Mahoney is the preferred candidate.

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As a matter of interest, when Peter Jackson was on leave, who stepped into the role of CEO in an acting capacity? You'd think if it was the same person every time, that person would be the preferred in-house candidate. Doesn't mean he/she will get the job, but it would be hard to imagine someone else internally would be ahead of him/her.

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20 hours ago, Razor said:

How about James Sutherland?

He mentioned Melbourne in a positive context (not about CEO role - longstanding fan loyalty without success) in his interview with Gerard Whateley this morning.

Perhaps he would like to be the one to oversee that eventual success, without the constant travel?

How 'bout Fricken NOOOOOOO......

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Would be excellent. Awesome results with cricket Australia over years if you look at viewership, attendance, participation growth stats 

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Yeah, the last time we installed a CEO from a different sport was Paul McNamee. Let's stick to those who know football.

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3 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Yeah, the last time we installed a CEO from a different sport was Paul McNamee. Let's stick to those who know football.

Exactly the thought that went through my mind.

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Must be an experienced CEO; Josh should stick to managing the FD.

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1 hour ago, Salems Lot said:

Must be an experienced CEO; Josh should stick to managing the FD.

Are you sure?

Isn't it more important that we maintain our current off-field form, with someone who understands the culture and the atmosphere, than bring in someone who is determined to put their own stamp on it and effect mass upheaval? 

Worked pretty well when Roos handed over to Goodwin, and I think we'd be aiming for a similar "seamless" transition.

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6 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Are you sure?

Isn't it more important that we maintain our current off-field form, with someone who understands the culture and the atmosphere, than bring in someone who is determined to put their own stamp on it and effect mass upheaval? 

Worked pretty well when Roos handed over to Goodwin, and I think we'd be aiming for a similar "seamless" transition.

Hi M5

In my opinion a CEO is a specific role that sits outside of football department know how.  To quote "The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. The CEO’s leadership role also entails being ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s long and short term plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the Company and communicates to the Board on behalf of management. The CEO also communicates on behalf of the Company to shareholders, employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public" 

My belief is that this is a management role that should be carried out by a person with experience in that area.  I hold my hand up here and admit that I don't know if JM has completed a MBA or appropriate qualification but assuming he has, he still has no experience within the actual role.

I want my team to be identifying the best candidate for the job with a heap of successful credits on their CV.  We are still settling into our new found sense of competency as an organisation and I don't think I would be comfortable with a CEO who is constantly thinking "what would my predecessor do?" 

It is very easy to confuse the club itself with the football department but at risk of stating the bleeding obvious, what we sell is football so keep the best manufacturers of that (Josh Mahoney) doing that and get someone who can meanwhile run the company using the best possible practices.  From a personal perspective, I run my company while my business partner runs production.  We have clearly defined roles that allow us to operate with clear targets and objectives. 

Your opinion my be different and you are most welcome to it. Go DEES!

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"Melbourne CEO Peter Jackson said “Josh Mahoney is a rising star of football administration. While in the acting role he has done a outstanding job, particularly in recent weeks, designing and implementing the significant changes in football structure and staffing.

“He is a highly skilled individual and has proven he deserves this opportunity."

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2013-09-24/mahoney-named-manager-football-operations

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Mahoney has completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Master in Marketing, and completed an MBA in 2010.

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2 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

Hi M5

In my opinion a CEO is a specific role that sits outside of football department know how.  To quote "The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. The CEO’s leadership role also entails being ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s long and short term plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the Company and communicates to the Board on behalf of management. The CEO also communicates on behalf of the Company to shareholders, employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public" 

My belief is that this is a management role that should be carried out by a person with experience in that area.  I hold my hand up here and admit that I don't know if JM has completed a MBA or appropriate qualification but assuming he has, he still has no experience within the actual role.

I want my team to be identifying the best candidate for the job with a heap of successful credits on their CV.  We are still settling into our new found sense of competency as an organisation and I don't think I would be comfortable with a CEO who is constantly thinking "what would my predecessor do?"

It is very easy to confuse the club itself with the football department but at risk of stating the bleeding obvious, what we sell is football so keep the best manufacturers of that (Josh Mahoney) doing that and get someone who can meanwhile run the company using the best possible practices.  From a personal perspective, I run my company while my business partner runs production.  We have clearly defined roles that allow us to operate with clear targets and objectives. 

Your opinion my be different and you are most welcome to it. Go DEES!

 

I think Mahoney deserves more credit than just "what would my predecessor do?" and I think the best candidate may not be the best "on paper" stand alone CEO, but rather someone who shares the same vision as his predecessors, one who isn't bent on mass upheaval to shape the organisation in their own vision; but who understands the existing culture, the foundations put in place and wants to further that.

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i just hope that the decision rests mainly with peter jackson

his administration, decision making and forward planning is excellent and he is in the best position to choose

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2 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Mahoney has completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Master in Marketing, and completed an MBA in 2010.

This guy is ready. Esp given strong handover period with Jackson in the background 

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2 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Mahoney has completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Master in Marketing, and completed an MBA in 2010.

Well this changed things for me. Qualifications aren’t everything, but they are not nothing. With his obvious football management skills, he would be a very good candidate.

If he takes over and keeps the young and talented management team together, we can expect solidity and stability.

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14 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

This guy is ready. Esp given strong handover period with Jackson in the background 

Who replaces JM as head of footy then?

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30 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Who replaces JM as head of footy then?

Paul Roos

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37 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Who replaces JM as head of footy then?

If JM is the best candidate for CEO, this is a secondary problem and easier to manage.

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51 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Who replaces JM as head of footy then?

Maybe Todd Viney steps into this role.

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On 6/8/2018 at 10:25 AM, Demon Disciple said:

Yeah, the last time we installed a CEO from a different sport was Paul McNamee. Let's stick to those who know football.

Sutherland was at Carlton FC before CA. I can’t remember his role but it was in some management capacity. 

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15 hours ago, Mach5 said:

 

I think Mahoney deserves more credit than just "what would my predecessor do?" and I think the best candidate may not be the best "on paper" stand alone CEO, but rather someone who shares the same vision as his predecessors, one who isn't bent on mass upheaval to shape the organisation in their own vision; but who understands the existing culture, the foundations put in place and wants to further that.

Fair enough Mach; my only concern is that we don't just opt for the option closest to hand.  JM sounds like a good operator; I am sure the Board will make the right appointment.

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4 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

Fair enough Mach; my only concern is that we don't just opt for the option closest to hand.  JM sounds like a good operator; I am sure the Board will make the right appointment.

I posted some research early in this thread that points to organisations that recruit a CEO from within their organisation typically outperform those that recruit from outside. It is generally only when an organisation is a basket case that an external appointment is a better option.

Further to that, in about two thirds of cases CEOs are internally appointed.

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