HAWTHORN Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucinda Nolan to its board of directors.
Nolan brings a wealth of knowledge to the club with extensive experience across the Emergency Services Sector. In 2015, she was selected as the first female CEO of the Country Fire Authority (CFA), one of the world’s largest volunteer based emergency service organisations.
Prior to joining the CFA, Nolan spent 32 years with the Victoria Police, reaching the rank of Deputy Commissioner. Much of the role was dedicated to the continual improvement of service delivery in the face of complex and competing crime, disorder and service demands. She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2009.
Nolan has also recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, similar to the studies currently being completed by Hawthorn CEO Stuart Fox who is set to return from Stanford University next week.
“Lucinda is a lifelong supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club, and we are thrilled to have her on board,” President Richard Garvey said.
“She brings strong expertise from an extensive career across the emergency services sector and I look forward to working alongside her.”
Nolan becomes Hawthorn’s second new addition to the board, after former captain Richie Vandenberg was appointed to the board early this month.
“This marks an exciting time for the club and its members with a diverse and experienced team ready to lead the club over the coming years,” he said.
Nolan’s appointment is subject to ratification at the Club’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in December.