Powell joins Aligned Leisure Board

The Richmond Football Club has appointed new club director Joe Powell to join the Aligned Leisure Board.

This appointment comes on the back of the Richmond Board unanimously accepting the recommendations of the Nominations Committee that former Hay Group (Pacific) managing director Henriette Rothschild, and former managing director SEEK Education, Joe Powell, fill the vacancies.

The vacancies were created by the recent resignations of Tony Free and Rex Chadwick.

Powell was formerly Managing Director of SEEK Education, overseeing SEEK Learning, CATHO Education in Brazil, JobStreet Learning in Malaysia, OCC Education in Mexico and Online Education Services (Swinburne Online). He previously spent six years as Managing Director of SEEK Employment where he was responsible for SEEK’s Online Employment business in Australia and New Zealand overseeing sales, marketing, product, customer service, operations and IT teams.

Powell currently sits on the Migration Australia Council Board.

Richmond President Peggy O’Neal said these were important appointments.

“We had many high-quality applicants who were thoroughly considered against the skill requirements of the Board. We thank everyone who took part in the process but ultimately Henriette and Joe were the candidates who best met our needs at this time. It was great to have so many applications and to see so many people willing to serve the Club,” O’Neal said.

“Both Henriette and Joe bring enormous experience and organisational expertise to the Club and we look forward to their contribution. They also bring an absolute commitment to deliver our members and fans a successful football team which, as always, is our number one priority.”

The Richmond Board has undergone a significant transformation in the past 18 months. The appointment of Rothschild and Powell follows the addition of John O’Rourke and Brendon Gale a little over 12 months ago and Emmett Dunne last September.

“This continues our commitment to succession planning and ensuring we have the right skill set around the board table to build our business and, most importantly, deliver on-field success,” O’Neal said.

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