AFL CLUB ESSENDON APPOINTS RAY GUNSTON AS INTERIM CEO

     (The following press release from the Essendon Football Club was received 
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Media Release                                                             
Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Gunston to 
the position of interim Chief Executive Officer.                          
Gunston, who replaces Ian Robson, was previously Chief Financial Officer of 
Tatts Group Limited and will commence the interim role effective immediately. 
Essendon chairman David Evans said the Board ratified the appointment last 
night.                                                                         
“On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to announce Ray Gunston has agreed to 
accept the role of CEO until at least the end of the season,” Evans said. 
“Ray is great fit for the club, he is extremely capable and very well qualified 
with his extensive experience in corporate Australia.                   
“He will bring great leadership and expertise to the role at an important time 
for the Essendon Football Club.”                                       
The club will now begin the recruitment process for its next Chief Executive 
Officer.                                                                     
Gunston has had a professional career of great diversity, depth and leadership, 
innovation/initiative, and management capability, supplemented by a broad range 
of personal and semi-professional experiences across sport and broader 
interests.                                                                       
He is a former Essendon Board member, former Director of AFL Victoria and 
Director of Sigma Pharmaceuticals.                                        
 
 
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