James Brayshaw today confirmed North Melbourne has agreed to terms with Carl Dilena for the role of managing director and chief executive.
Dilena will begin in February and was a former senior partner at KPMG and is a current Board member at North.
“We were looking for someone with great leadership skills, senior management experience, a comprehensive understanding of the football industry and someone who also appreciates the unique culture of our club,” Brayshaw said.
“Carl has been a senior partner with one of the world’s biggest professional services firms, played football at the highest level, has been a member of our Board for the past five years and has chaired the club’s finance and audit committee.
“He comes to us with an impressive skill-set and we couldn’t be happier to announce his appointment.”
Dilena played for North Melbourne and Fitzroy and will remain on the club’s Board.
“Not only does he understand our business inside out, he has also forged very strong relationships with key people at the AFL, has an intimate knowledge of where we have come from as an organisation, where we need to be headed and how to get there.
“To attract someone with Carl's ability is extremely pleasing as we now have an elite, strong leader in place to drive us forward.”