North Melbourne Chairman, Ben Buckley, has been re-elected at the club’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night.
Buckley, Shinboner of the Century, Glenn Archer, and CEO of Community Hubs Australia, Dr. Sonja Hood, were voted back in, while candidate Paul Crapper was unsuccessful in his bid to join the Board.
Members could vote for up to three candidates and elected to retain the current directors on the Board.
“The club thanks all the candidates for their passion and commitment throughout this election process,” Buckley said.
“We also thank the members that voted, as this process is greatly important to the governance of the club.
“I’m delighted to be returned to the post as Chairman, and to be joined by Glenn and Sonja; two very dedicated, loyal, lifelong North Melbourne supporters and exceptional people.”
Archer is one of North’s most revered figures having played 311 games in the royal blue and white stripes. He was named Shinboner of the Century and is a member of the club’s Team of the Century.
Following his illustrious playing career which yielded two premierships, a Norm Smith Medal and three All-Australian team nods, Archer was a Director of Stride Sports, and is currently a Director of Kode Entertainment Group.
Board Chair of McAuley Community Services for Women, Dr Hood was a key player in mobilising the North supporter base when the AFL attempted to relocate the club to the Gold Coast in 2007.
Dr Hood also helped establish the club’s not-for-profit community arm, The Huddle, when she was General Manager of Community Engagement at North Melbourne from 2010 to 2015.
“We have a fantastic Board who are committed to the growth of North Melbourne and our aspiration to climb up the ladder, and to achieve our fifth premiership,” Buckley added.
“Tonight’s vote shows North members endorse the direction of the club and the changes that have been made, and share our excitement for the future.”