You have just proven your initial post to be wrong (as I had pointed out).Section 30a of the Magpies’ constitution states that board members can only be elected if “he (or she) shall have been a member of the club for at least 24 months immediately prior to nomination”.
Section 30b states this requirement can be waived at a general meeting. A general meeting must have 75 members present and entitled to vote for a quorum.
Collingwood on Wednesday evening said Dr O’Donnell would work with the board without voting rights until the annual general meeting to be held in early 2022, where a motion would be put forward to waive the requirement of 24 months’ membership. If that passes she can then be appointed to the board with voting rights.
She was basically an Ex officio until proven (voted) otherwise. In that sense, her time at the board was basically useless.
In that sense, in my eyes she was ineligible until she would be made eligible to actually achieve anything in her role.