Capital Football can today announce the appointment of Jodie Newall to the Board of Directors following a recent process to identify candidates for the appointed director role.
Following the 2019 Annual General Meeting which saw the election of Grace Gill and Gary Vandeburgt as Directors, the board reviewed its makeup and invited expressions of interest from females who possessed the requisite skills and experience to help lead Football through the coming years.
Newall, whose term began on Monday, brings a wealth of experience to the role including University qualifications in Law and Commerce, professional experience across multiple high-level positions and work as a Volunteer for several organisations.
Capital Football Chair Fran Sankey said Newall’s appointment was a coup for the board and that her extensive experience across her chosen fields would be valuable for Football.
“Jodie’s qualifications in Law and Commerce and her demonstrable business acumen across a number of areas allowed us to be confident that she is the right person for the Capital Football Board,” Sankey said.
“She will bring experience and knowledge from a different sporting background to the rest of the board and is a great candidate to help lead Football through the next few years, particularly as we navigate the development and implementation of a new Strategic Plan.”
Newall said she is looking forward to joining the board and the experience that awaits her.
“Sport has been an integral part of my life, initially as a participant, then later also as a coach and official,” she said.
“This role is an opportunity to contribute my professional expertise and personal experience to a sport that means so much to so many people.
“I very much look forward to joining the board and serving the Capital Football community, particularly given the current focus on developing the new Strategic Plan and the ‘Home of Football’ in Throsby.”
Newall’s term will conclude at the Annual General Meeting of the Company in 2021.