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Andrew Dillon is the Next AFL CEO


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36 minutes ago, rjay said:

I suppose they employed an eminent consulting firm who carried out an exhaustive search & they come up with the bloke in the next office again...

Who would have guessed???

At a million a pop, that’s $3m blown for just appointing the number 2 guy , 3 times.

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1 minute ago, Redleg said:

At a million a pop, that’s $3m blown for just appointing the number 2 guy , 3 times.

Money for jam...they really should be held to account.

$3m would be handy development money in local football.

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A few in this thread completely oblivious to how long and tough the recruitment process is for a CEO, let alone the CEO for an organisation such as the AFL. That this bloke sat "down the hall" is completely irrelevant: only a consultancy firm could fairly and reasonably assess and audit the candidates next to selection criteria. Sure, for the team leader of the car park security, you might end up with a boys pick and a tap on the shoulder. We're talking about a fairly meticulous process. Most CEOs are hired from within, either through promotion, or succession plans. They still have to do their due diligence.

There's already nuffies on Twitter starting with the "aNoThEr mALe cEO". Well yeah, he was probably the best candidate. We're not talking about a coffee barista here. It's the CEO of arguably the most politically and socially influential entertainment brand in the country. As if they're going to just go with "one of the boys", just 'cause. 

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12 minutes ago, praha said:

A few in this thread completely oblivious to how long and tough the recruitment process is for a CEO, let alone the CEO for an organisation such as the AFL. That this bloke sat "down the hall" is completely irrelevant: only a consultancy firm could fairly and reasonably assess and audit the candidates next to selection criteria. Sure, for the team leader of the car park security, you might end up with a boys pick and a tap on the shoulder. We're talking about a fairly meticulous process. Most CEOs are hired from within, either through promotion, or succession plans. They still have to do their due diligence.

There's already nuffies on Twitter starting with the "aNoThEr mALe cEO". Well yeah, he was probably the best candidate. We're not talking about a coffee barista here. It's the CEO of arguably the most politically and socially influential entertainment brand in the country. As if they're going to just go with "one of the boys", just 'cause. 

Your faith in the AFL and consultancy firms in general seems quite naive. Of course they outsource the decision making process so it can be seen to be transparent but they also set the frames of reference and have ongoing communications around preferred selection criteria etc so the consulting firm knows the answer the ones that pay the bills wants.

Dillon may prove to be the ideal candidate for the AFL based on their criteria but it doesn't mean he is the best available candidate for the game as a whole. It comes down to what is more important, growing the bottom line or the integrity of the competition and governor of the sport. I'm sure I know what their answer would be but it differs to mine.

And it's not about another white male. I would have preferred Brendon Gale for example as I think he has the integrity and has lived outside the walls of the AFL Commission/Executive long enough to bring a broader perspective.

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Could you really see them taking the bold new path though? it's a shame but with everything that has happened they were likely going to opt for stability.

I would have liked to have seen something different though. Someone from club land like Brendan Gale would have been a great choice and I would have liked to see Kylie Rogers go further in the race as well. 24 years in media and responsible for the re-naming of Docklands to Marvel which has been a huge success.

It was a good opportunity to forge a new path but I'm not surprised. 

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My immediate thought went to “who is going to do the fixture now!”

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