- Jun 21, 2011
- AFL Club
It's a big process for the club, and no doubt that there'll be names thrown around that we all won't be happy with, but gotta trust the process will find the right personGeelong have started their search for their first new chief executive officer in more than two decades after Brian Cook’s decision to step away at the end of this year.
Cook, whose future was confirmed in February, has outlasted some of the biggest names in football since his appointment in 1999....
...The Cats have appointed head-hunter Egon Zehnder and plan to make an appointment by July.
Cook, who does not hold a formal role in the process to appoint his successor, will remain in the CEO role until December, when his replacement will take over.
The appointment is a major decision for Geelong’s board ahead of a significant changing of the guard.
Current names suggested are:
- Justin Andrews is a surf coast export who has made it big on the global executive stage, currently the senior vice president at Oakley sunglasses in the US.
It’s been suggested Andrews could relocate back to the region with his family, if the right opportunity presented.
Andrews is also a former director of the Cats, appointed to the board in 2013 when he was in charge of Oakley’s South Pacific operations.
- Steve Hocking is another potential choice who could return to the club to replace the highly decorated Cook.
- James Sutherland, former CEO of Cricket Australia is currently Golf Australia CEO and sits on the Cats’ board.
Geelong are on the hunt for their first new boss in more than two decades - and 7NEWS.com.au can reveal who is in the running.