It shouldn't be chosen on gender but ability.
If the best person for the job is a women then they should get it.
If the best person for the job is a man they should get it.
100% it shouldn't be chosen on gender
Well to be the CEO of the AFL you need the right credentials, you have to be shifty, corrupt , and have the ability to become the invisible man when it suits. Obviously another key criteria is that you have to be inventive when it comes to fooking the game for the fans who are the custodians of the AFL. (i.e. rule changes and Umpiring).
Having said this lets go and get David Gallop from FFA or Brian Waldron because they fit the bill.
If it is then great, but there's a big world out there outside of the AFL bubble and the CEO's package would be good enough to attract interest from the very best. I think (although stand to be corrected) that the last CEO appointed from outside of the AFL industry was Oakley and while his leadership style didn't endear him to a lot of people it could be argued that the changes he made set the AFL up to allow it to be in the strong financial position that it is today.
I do believe that someone by the name of scomo might look at the position after Saturday. He is a nutter so he will be a shoe in and take charge of the umpiring department and just say the umpring is fine just like his budget