Born: January 23, 1930
- Died December 4, 2004
Hawthorn Rovers: 1945 - 1946
Committee: 1953 - 1987
Chairman of Recruiting
- Secretary: 1961 - 1967
- President: 1980 - 1987
Premierships: 1983, 1986
Life Member: 1960
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2005

VFL / AFL Honours
VFL Delegate
VFL Life Member: 1984

Ron Cook was a pivotal figure in the history of the Club. He was a part of the team of administrators and coaches that saw the Club become a respected power in the VFL, leading to five Premierships, 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978 and 1983.
Cook’s renowned vision and determination for success saw him recruit goal-kicking genius Peter Hudson from Tasmania in the mid-1960s. He followed this by being the driving force behind the appointment of coaching legend Allan Jeans, the architect of the Brown and Gold’s 1980s boom times. Then in 1996, nine years after he stood down as president, he was instrumental in getting future Club President Ian Dicker to spearhead the successful campaign against the merge attempt with the Melbourne Football Club.
Cook served the Club energetically for 34 consecutive years. He remained a respected force behind the scene and stood firm in the belief that Hawthorn should always retain its own identity and be a power in the AFL.