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Thank you 76woodenspooners

One of BigFooty’s all-time-favourite posters, Reykjavik , was all across the board level stuff. He once posted a list of the responsibilities of a Not-For-Profit board like that of Collingwood …

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NFP board responsibilities
Specific responsibilities of a not-for-profit (NFP) board include:

  • Driving the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Working with the CEO to enable the organisation to obtain the resources, funds and personnel necessary to implement the organisation's strategic objectives
  • Implementing, maintaining and (as necessary) refining a system of good governance that is appropriate for the organisation
  • Reviewing reports and monitoring the performance of the organisation
  • Regularly reviewing the board's structure and composition, so that these are appropriate for the organisation
  • Appointing – and managing the performance of – a suitable CEO
  • Succession planning for the CEO
While the above points are also applicable to for-profit boards, NFP boards also face a unique range of issues, such as:

  • Difficulties in defining and measuring organisational effectiveness
  • Transgression of role boundaries
  • The negative impact of the structural compositions of some NFP boards, including those arising from representative models
  • Funding dependencies and constraints

In practice, the role of the board is to supervise an organisation's business in two broad areas:

  1. Overall business performance - ensuring the organisation develops and implements strategies and supporting policies to enable it to fulfill the objectives set out in the organisation's constitution. The board delegates the day to day management of the organisation but remains accountable to the shareholders for the organisation's performance. The board monitors and supports management in an on-going way.
  2. Overall compliance performance - ensuring the organisation develops and implements systems to enable it to comply with its legal and policy obligations (complying with statutes such as the Corporations Act 2001, adhering to accounting standards) and ensure the organisation's assets are protected through appropriate risk management.


http://www.companydirectors.com.au/...ctor/NFP-governance/The-role-of-the-NFP-board

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Do you really think that Jeff Browne has become the Mr Charisma, the Mr Vision, the Mr Inspiration, the President that is all those things that you were complaining that the last bloke wasn’t???

I’m looking for it, I really want to see it, but I’ve seen nothing. And whilst it may seem early days - Browne has already been in the chair for longer than the last bloke had been when people like you wanted him turfed.

What we needed last year was to hold the Board to account for their negligence, which was brought about by years of Board members padding their CV's and handing all power to the autocratic leader and fierce subscribers to the Cult of Eddie.

And none of this would have been an issue if they immediately showed the change that they only showed AFTER the EGM push. Instead, they appointed two ineligible members, one of whom had nothing to do with Collingwood at all until just 18 months earlier, that were geared to maintain the status quo of passive Board members allowing for autocratic leadership.

It was only after the EGM push that it was revealed that these two candidates were ineligible. It was only after the EGM push that some meaningful decisions were made, including severing ties with a coach who had gone backwards on the ladder 9 out of 10 years, we had a process to hire a coach for the first time since John Cahill and we got an actual

It was never personal against Korda, but before the EGM push, he literally said once, that "It's not what Eddie would have wanted". That's damning to the mindset of the Board at that time.

Ultimately, we needed an enema through the Club to flush out the last remaining remnants of the McGuire era. Whilst Jeff is mates with Ed, we are well into the post-McGuire period. This is the benefit of the EGM push and the change that has materialised.

FWIW, Jeff turned up to the Club 42 coterie night this week, which is not something that Ed ever did. Jeff's balls deep into understanding the Club at every level, he's a deep thinker and a gun businessman. There's plenty of 'baby' in with the 'bathwater' at the club, so some tweaks here of there might be all that is required, but the key takeaway from this is that we're now completely de-Edified.
 

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FWIW, Jeff turned up to the Club 42 coterie night this week, which is not something that Ed ever did. Jeff's balls deep into understanding the Club at every level, he's a deep thinker and a gun businessman. There's plenty of 'baby' in with the 'bathwater' at the club, so some tweaks here of there might be all that is required,

This is great, happy to read this 👍
 

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What we needed last year was to hold the Board to account for their negligence, which was brought about by years of Board members padding their CV's and handing all power to the autocratic leader and fierce subscribers to the Cult of Eddie.

And none of this would have been an issue if they immediately showed the change that they only showed AFTER the EGM push. Instead, they appointed two ineligible members, one of whom had nothing to do with Collingwood at all until just 18 months earlier, that were geared to maintain the status quo of passive Board members allowing for autocratic leadership.

It was only after the EGM push that it was revealed that these two candidates were ineligible. It was only after the EGM push that some meaningful decisions were made, including severing ties with a coach who had gone backwards on the ladder 9 out of 10 years, we had a process to hire a coach for the first time since John Cahill and we got an actual

It was never personal against Korda, but before the EGM push, he literally said once, that "It's not what Eddie would have wanted". That's damning to the mindset of the Board at that time.

Ultimately, we needed an enema through the Club to flush out the last remaining remnants of the McGuire era. Whilst Jeff is mates with Ed, we are well into the post-McGuire period. This is the benefit of the EGM push and the change that has materialised.

FWIW, Jeff turned up to the Club 42 coterie night this week, which is not something that Ed ever did. Jeff's balls deep into understanding the Club at every level, he's a deep thinker and a gun businessman. There's plenty of 'baby' in with the 'bathwater' at the club, so some tweaks here of there might be all that is required, but the key takeaway from this is that we're now completely de-Edified.


Countless pages have already been written about what happened last year and there’s nothing to be gained by churning through all that stuff now. Maybe at some stage in the future the history will be written and we can get a better understanding of that period.

We’re in the Browne era now.

It’s early days and I think he needs time to settle in and make his mark on the role (just as I felt with Korda, but I move on …). I’m going judge Browne based on his words and his deeds, for what I think Collingwood needs today and going forward. Haven’t been inspired yet, but hopefully that changes …
 
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Collingwood would have to have the most talked about board. Outside of Kennett and Peggy at Richmond, you hear virtually NOTHING about every other President. Except Collingwood. Not only are our Presidents known, their moniker stays with them as if they've led the US. No other club president is Eddie McGuire but most don't get referred to as 'former'. It would be nice if we could just move on from Eddie as he had simply too many blunders. He rebuilt a club, yes, but he also put it threw some seriously insane turmoil that could have been EASILY prevented.

Not only is our President known, our board is studied more closely than most local councils or anyone else with decision making power.

We just need some guy who is likeable, stays out of the press for whinging (fine to be opening a new facility or campaigning to end racism, etc) and creates unity.
 

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We won a game so obviously the board was selected correctly.
 

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New Collingwood president Jeff Browne has made the first major statement of his reign, punting long-time media manager Stephen Rielly.

Rielly had been the general manager of Media and PR since 2012 but agreed on Monday to sever ties with the Pies.

The relationship between the pair had been frosty from the start with Rielly supportive of former president Mark Korda and the incumbent board during last year’s messy election battle.

When Browne won his way onto the board and then was anointed the top dog, Rielly’s days were numbered.

It’s understood so broken was the relationship that the new president wasn’t even responding to emails from the media boss.

Rielly, a former journo at The Age and Australian with more than 20 years experience, revolutionised the Pies media department and its digital arm.

His departure is another blow to the AFL media manager ranks who lost one of its most respected and liked operators, Geelong’s Kevin Diggerson, last month.

Diggerson was also the victim of a new broom sweeping through Kardinia Park under recently appointed CEO Steve Hocking.

The concern for the AFL is that clubs are decreasing expertise around media, preferring to cut costs and thrust it more to inexperienced hands in marketing departments.

Ironically on the day Rielly exited, the Magpies had a blow-up with Channel 9 who were warned to stop door-stopping players as they entered the training facility.

Threats of being banned from future interviews was thrown around, much to the amusement of Nine given Jeff Browne’s son, Tom, is the king of the carpark bail-up in his role as Channel 7’s chief football reporter.
 

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New Collingwood president Jeff Browne has made the first major statement of his reign, punting long-time media manager Stephen Rielly.

Rielly had been the general manager of Media and PR since 2012 but agreed on Monday to sever ties with the Pies.

The relationship between the pair had been frosty from the start with Rielly supportive of former president Mark Korda and the incumbent board during last year’s messy election battle.

When Browne won his way onto the board and then was anointed the top dog, Rielly’s days were numbered.

It’s understood so broken was the relationship that the new president wasn’t even responding to emails from the media boss.

Rielly, a former journo at The Age and Australian with more than 20 years experience, revolutionised the Pies media department and its digital arm.

His departure is another blow to the AFL media manager ranks who lost one of its most respected and liked operators, Geelong’s Kevin Diggerson, last month.

Diggerson was also the victim of a new broom sweeping through Kardinia Park under recently appointed CEO Steve Hocking.

The concern for the AFL is that clubs are decreasing expertise around media, preferring to cut costs and thrust it more to inexperienced hands in marketing departments.

Ironically on the day Rielly exited, the Magpies had a blow-up with Channel 9 who were warned to stop door-stopping players as they entered the training facility.

Threats of being banned from future interviews was thrown around, much to the amusement of Nine given Jeff Browne’s son, Tom, is the king of the carpark bail-up in his role as Channel 7’s chief football reporter.

One less target for Lumumba!
 

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New Collingwood president Jeff Browne has made the first major statement of his reign, punting long-time media manager Stephen Rielly.

Wow, that’s huge. Reilly has been a staple at the club for some time - one of those behind-the-scenes managers who has a much higher profile inside the club than outside it.

I’ve had a few chats with him over the years and liked him (as much as people typically do when they chat to a friendly person at the club)

But the club is bigger than any one person and let’s see what happens now. Will our new media boss be a conservative old world media person? Or will it be a dynamic new age media person?

Interested in SeanC ’s thoughts about this if he’s still around?
 

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New Collingwood president Jeff Browne has made the first major statement of his reign, punting long-time media manager Stephen Rielly.

Rielly had been the general manager of Media and PR since 2012 but agreed on Monday to sever ties with the Pies.

The relationship between the pair had been frosty from the start with Rielly supportive of former president Mark Korda and the incumbent board during last year’s messy election battle.

When Browne won his way onto the board and then was anointed the top dog, Rielly’s days were numbered.

It’s understood so broken was the relationship that the new president wasn’t even responding to emails from the media boss.

Rielly, a former journo at The Age and Australian with more than 20 years experience, revolutionised the Pies media department and its digital arm.

His departure is another blow to the AFL media manager ranks who lost one of its most respected and liked operators, Geelong’s Kevin Diggerson, last month.

Diggerson was also the victim of a new broom sweeping through Kardinia Park under recently appointed CEO Steve Hocking.

The concern for the AFL is that clubs are decreasing expertise around media, preferring to cut costs and thrust it more to inexperienced hands in marketing departments.

Ironically on the day Rielly exited, the Magpies had a blow-up with Channel 9 who were warned to stop door-stopping players as they entered the training facility.

Threats of being banned from future interviews was thrown around, much to the amusement of Nine given Jeff Browne’s son, Tom, is the king of the carpark bail-up in his role as Channel 7’s chief football reporter.

It seems pretty immature and unprofessional of Browne to refuse to respond to emails from a colleague. Assuming that's true.
 

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But the club is bigger than any one person and let’s see what happens now. Will our new media boss be a conservative old world media person? Or will it be a dynamic new age media person?
Obviously he's just paved the way to appoint the most experienced media bloke he knows; Eddie McGuire. ;)
 

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Which would be a radical move

Compared to Ed? Sure. (None of us really know, but nobody would argue against it)

Compared to Korda? Doubt it. (Again, none of us really know, but having seen how Administrators work …). But maybe Korda was simply happy to let the PR folks do their thing and had no opinion about how they did their job?
 

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New Collingwood president Jeff Browne has made the first major statement of his reign, punting long-time media manager Stephen Rielly.

Rielly had been the general manager of Media and PR since 2012 but agreed on Monday to sever ties with the Pies.

The relationship between the pair had been frosty from the start with Rielly supportive of former president Mark Korda and the incumbent board during last year’s messy election battle.

When Browne won his way onto the board and then was anointed the top dog, Rielly’s days were numbered.

It’s understood so broken was the relationship that the new president wasn’t even responding to emails from the media boss.

Rielly, a former journo at The Age and Australian with more than 20 years experience, revolutionised the Pies media department and its digital arm.

His departure is another blow to the AFL media manager ranks who lost one of its most respected and liked operators, Geelong’s Kevin Diggerson, last month.

Diggerson was also the victim of a new broom sweeping through Kardinia Park under recently appointed CEO Steve Hocking.

The concern for the AFL is that clubs are decreasing expertise around media, preferring to cut costs and thrust it more to inexperienced hands in marketing departments.

Ironically on the day Rielly exited, the Magpies had a blow-up with Channel 9 who were warned to stop door-stopping players as they entered the training facility.

Threats of being banned from future interviews was thrown around, much to the amusement of Nine given Jeff Browne’s son, Tom, is the king of the carpark bail-up in his role as Channel 7’s chief football reporter.

I had to laugh about the concern by this herald journalist for a mate who were formally in charge of the Pie media area. Loss of expertise? Someone should tell this guy that the media dept at Clubland is a marketing exercise...pure and simple. You are selling the club. Perhaps the bloke who wrote this used to like how Rielly packaged up the media material in a way that the heraldsun could use with minimal labour input.
 

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What we needed last year was to hold the Board to account for their negligence, which was brought about by years of Board members padding their CV's and handing all power to the autocratic leader and fierce subscribers to the Cult of Eddie.

And none of this would have been an issue if they immediately showed the change that they only showed AFTER the EGM push. Instead, they appointed two ineligible members, one of whom had nothing to do with Collingwood at all until just 18 months earlier, that were geared to maintain the status quo of passive Board members allowing for autocratic leadership.

It was only after the EGM push that it was revealed that these two candidates were ineligible. It was only after the EGM push that some meaningful decisions were made, including severing ties with a coach who had gone backwards on the ladder 9 out of 10 years, we had a process to hire a coach for the first time since John Cahill and we got an actual

It was never personal against Korda, but before the EGM push, he literally said once, that "It's not what Eddie would have wanted". That's damning to the mindset of the Board at that time.

Ultimately, we needed an enema through the Club to flush out the last remaining remnants of the McGuire era. Whilst Jeff is mates with Ed, we are well into the post-McGuire period. This is the benefit of the EGM push and the change that has materialised.

FWIW, Jeff turned up to the Club 42 coterie night this week, which is not something that Ed ever did. Jeff's balls deep into understanding the Club at every level, he's a deep thinker and a gun businessman. There's plenty of 'baby' in with the 'bathwater' at the club, so some tweaks here of there might be all that is required, but the key takeaway from this is that we're now completely de-Edified.

A couple of years back, I ran a thread advocating for the replacement of alex waislitz on the basis that he was a vote in eddie's pocket, he missed a number of board meetings and he had been in the position for nearly 20 years.

The thread didnt get much interest. A few people used to agree but most questioned whether I had something personal against Waislitz.

It wasnt until outside influences started to leverage Ed out the door and Waislitz bailed out, that people got concerned about who was going to be on the board.

We only have ourselves to blame for the cult lasting so long.
 

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A couple of years back, I ran a thread advocating for the replacement of alex waislitz on the basis that he was a vote in eddie's pocket, he missed a number of board meetings and he had been in the position for nearly 20 years.

The thread didnt get much interest. A few people used to agree but most questioned whether I had something personal against Waislitz.

It wasnt until outside influences started to leverage Ed out the door and Waislitz bailed out, that people got concerned about who was going to be on the board.

We only have ourselves to blame for the cult lasting so long.

The cult was real. There were people wanting him to go on forever.

In denial and refusal to acknowledge the end of an era was well past.
 

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The AFL is jeopardising the mental health of players through its contentious soft cap, according to Collingwood president Jeff Browne.
Several clubs are waging war with the league in their fight to free their cheque books after having more than $3 million wiped from their budgets since 2019.

Browne told News Corp that the spending limit “attacked the adequacy and safety of the workplace”.

AFL executives have had their salaries restored to pre-pandemic levels and the salary cap for players has risen to a record high this year.

League boss Gillon McLachlan said at last month’s season launch: “The AFL balance sheet is strong and debt free. Our clubs have reduced debt and almost all clubs were profitable last year”.

But the league still won’t budge on the soft cap, which Browne declared threatened clubs’ “primary legal obligations as responsible employers”.

Browne said the player’s salary cap had helped level the playing field over 30 years – but the soft cap had played “no part” since it was introduced in 2015.

“The soft cap is an unreasonable restraint of a club’s ability to attract and retain the best football support people – medical, welfare, coaching and other important player related roles,” he told News Corp on Monday.

“(The soft cap) is arbitrary in its wildly varying limits and it puts clubs – and directors of every club, in the dangerous position of not being able to fulfil their primary legal obligations as responsible employers of young men and women, playing a highly demanding and injury prone sport.

“Add to that the increasing mental stresses of life in and after football and it all means we are being forced to fail badly in the critically important area of health and welfare, under risk of a heavy and progressively increasing fine.”

Browne is leading the fight publicly and has found some powerful allies.

Western Bulldogs premiership coach Luke Beveridge said it was a “huge issue” and one that cost several “good people” their jobs in football.

“The HR (human resources) and wellbeing component has become a real struggle,” Beveridge said.

“It’s a shame nothing’s been done yet.”

Sydney president Andrew Pridham wants at least another $500,000 added.
 

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The cult was real. There were people wanting him to go on forever.

In denial and refusal to acknowledge the end of an era was well past.

There was no rule that stopped people nominating for the board. And eddie was leveraged out, everyone became brave. Everyone criticised the bulldog supporter for nominating. Everyone had an opinion. But when eddie was there, gutless... and needy..."give us a premiership eddie" now its become "give us a premiership jeff"
 

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A couple of years back, I ran a thread advocating for the replacement of alex waislitz on the basis that he was a vote in eddie's pocket, he missed a number of board meetings and he had been in the position for nearly 20 years.

The thread didnt get much interest. A few people used to agree but most questioned whether I had something personal against Waislitz.

It wasnt until outside influences started to leverage Ed out the door and Waislitz bailed out, that people got concerned about who was going to be on the board.

We only have ourselves to blame for the cult lasting so long.
True that! Almost like Ed surrounded himself with millionaire oligarchs or something...

As for Browne's current push to get the soft cap up again, good on him! It's way to low now and dangerous to the players. Junkets over to Arizona for altitude camps are one thing, but not having the players' covered with adequate physical and mental support is another.
 

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As for Browne's current push to get the soft cap up again, good on him! It's way to low now and dangerous to the players. Junkets over to Arizona for altitude camps are one thing, but not having the players' covered with adequate physical and mental support is another.

IFAIK there’s nothing stopping us from providing adequate physical and mental support?

It’s just a matter of priorities. If we really are risking our duty of care obligations as Jeff is alleging, then why haven’t we prioritised it?

The players have had their salaries restored to pre-COVID levels, if the player welfare was really being compromised, wouldn’t the AFL / AFLPA be working to split the available monies between the TPP and the soft cap?

Plus, IIRC there was an article recently about how Collingwood’s staff levels have pretty much returned to pre-COVID levels (enabled by having senior coach on much lower money)
 

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IFAIK there’s nothing stopping us from providing adequate physical and mental support?

It’s just a matter of priorities. If we really are risking our duty of care obligations as Jeff is alleging, then why haven’t we prioritised it?

The players have had their salaries restored to pre-COVID levels, if the player welfare was really being compromised, wouldn’t the AFL / AFLPA be working to split the available monies between the TPP and the soft cap?

Plus, IIRC there was an article recently about how Collingwood’s staff levels have pretty much returned to pre-COVID levels (enabled by having senior coach on much lower money)

higher soft cap allows collingwood to employ more coaches and support gaining competitive advantage over clubs that cant pay. its like formula 1... the teams that spend the most money win most of the time
 

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IFAIK there’s nothing stopping us from providing adequate physical and mental support?

It’s just a matter of priorities. If we really are risking our duty of care obligations as Jeff is alleging, then why haven’t we prioritised it?

The players have had their salaries restored to pre-COVID levels, if the player welfare was really being compromised, wouldn’t the AFL / AFLPA be working to split the available monies between the TPP and the soft cap?

Plus, IIRC there was an article recently about how Collingwood’s staff levels have pretty much returned to pre-COVID levels (enabled by having senior coach on much lower money)
As stated in the article, the footy department’s cap has been slashed by $3mill.

That doesn’t affect the areas that don’t fall under this, including membership, general admin and whatnot.

But get in extra physics and sports psychologists after the most stressful period in our lifetime for players and the AFL says * off, you don’t need them.

Good to see Jeff getting some heavyweights behind him to sort s**t out.
 

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But get in extra physics and sports psychologists after the most stressful period in our lifetime for players and the AFL says fu** off, you don’t need them.

Not true.

It was Collingwood’s choice (not the AFL) to bring Scott Selwood back instead of hiring a sports psychologist

Ditto Josh Fraser

Ditto Neville Jetta

Ditto retaining Nick Maxwell rather than hiring a sports psychologist.

It’s about priorities. Collingwood clearly think that stuff is low priority if they’re choosing to hire other roles instead.

We can’t blame the AFL for that
 

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