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New CEO - Gary Pert

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Wow.   Did anyone see that coming?

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Paywall. But wow

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Jason Taylor was from Collingwood so this is a good thing... right?

 

 

 

Right??

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Posted (edited)

Quotes from the article:

"He was endorsed by the Demons board on Wednesday after being described as the standout candidate from a short-list of five. Pert, who comes with the blessing of the AFL, will replace Peter Jackson, who is contracted until the end of October".

"The Demons considered Pert the perfect fit for a club on the rise, as well as his expertise in new facilities as Melbourne is set to announce plans for a new training and administration base away from their current set-up at the MCG and adjacent AAMI Park".

For mine, he fits the bill of having a breadth of experience in clubs and the industry, knows his way around the halls of AFL HQ and is our Board's choice. 

The more I think about it the more I like it.  He is a very good operator.

No leaks!  Well done MFC for keeping it quiet!

Edited by Lucifer's Hero
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Big coup. Very experienced with many contacts in the media and corporate space. Given how things ended with the filth i imagine he will have a point to prove. Welcome.

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1 minute ago, Stretch Johnson said:

Just read that too. I'm normally glass half full on anything MFC but very concerned about this.

I was told by a passionate Collingwood supporter who both he and wife had independent professional dealings with Pert that Pert was toxic at Collingwood. When I was told this Collingwood had just done it's review and Pert left. he even said to bet on Collingwood to make finals after he left because rifts would be healed.

 

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Greg Denham article... “Pert best of short list of 5.

Took Pies from zeros to hero’s, doubled members and has expertise in new facilities with Melbourne expected to announce is expected to announce a move away from current MCG and AMMI Park set up.”

Paraphrasing but interesting all round.

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Good appointment IMO.

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More excited by that tidbit about announcing a new training and admin base!

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1 minute ago, Wrecker45 said:

Just read that too. I'm normally glass half full on anything MFC but very concerned about this.

I was told by a passionate Collingwood supporter who both he and wife had independent professional dealings with Pert that Pert was toxic at Collingwood. When I was told this Collingwood had just done it's review and Pert left. he even said to bet on Collingwood to make finals after he left because rifts would be healed.

 

On face value it appears a solid appointment, but I seem to recall Pie mutterings in Pert's last period as CEO.

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I think, on the face of it, that it's a terrific appointment.

If the AFL and Peter Jackson are happy with it and endorse it, then I can't see a problem with it.  The bloke knows the game, knows how to be a CEO and has a good track record of doing good things.  

Outside of rumours ad rumblings, which we have no idea how true they are, this seems like a great move for the club.

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I wonder if Roosy was asked an opinion about this as they are former teammates and good friends still.

Anyway did not see this coming but good on melbourne because even the main footy reporters obviously didn't get the scoop. Maybe things arent leaking out anymore. When they talked about it on classified the other week Perts name wasn't mentioned. He has big shoes to fill. 

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Posted (edited)

I'm somewhat concerned hearing this.

PJ and the board have rarely set a foot wrong but how he left Collingwood has me concerned.

If he buys a very expensive desk then batten down the hatches.

Edited by Colin B. Flaubert
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Would have been tough as CEO with Eddie having his hands in everything.

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Damn, I was hoping to get the CEO role....

Good luck to Pert, I think I would have been a more entertaining appointment...

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We won't know if this will be a successful appointment for a few years yet, however, i much prefer a CEO with AFL experience as opposed to the likes of Paul McNamee/Tracy Gaudry coming from other sporting fields.

Approved by the AFL (which is still unfortunately a necessary tick), approved by the board and the stand-out candidate in a field of 5, of which PJ would have had the biggest say.

Comfortable with this decision, and what's more, it keeps Mahoney firing in his current role as Footy GM (another big tick).

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9 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I think, on the face of it, that it's a terrific appointment.

If the AFL and Peter Jackson are happy with it and endorse it, then I can't see a problem with it.  The bloke knows the game, knows how to be a CEO and has a good track record of doing good things.  

Outside of rumours ad rumblings, which we have no idea how true they are, this seems like a great move for the club.

I'm not a rumour type of person (unless there is a riddle) and I only met the person who told me this once but I spoke to the bloke for a couple of hours at a kids birthday party and he knew intimate details about the dees and certain players at the dees.

He was just glad Pert was gone for the culture of Collingwood. And said they would reap the benefits of him leaving.

 

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15 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

As long as he ain’t buying pubs..

........................or desks.................................or loans from the club.

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Wow, my friend knows someone very high up at the pies and this is could turn out to be a horrible appointment

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