CEO Paul Malcolm has advised the club that he will not be continuing in the role in 2024. Paul noted that the club is to embark on a new strategic plan for the next 3 years and that now was the right time for someone else to take up the reins and deliver on the strategic plan.
Paul said, “Since commencing as the CEO in December 2019 I have enjoyed the role and the challenges that have come along including operating in and out of a Covid environment, When I sit here and reflect on my time in the role, I am proud of what has been achieved in what has been a challenging 4 years not only for the club but globally.
To be the CEO of Port Melbourne Football Club has been an honour and to see the joy that the women’s premiership brought to so many borough faithful has made all of the hard work over the last 4 years well worth it. I thank Michael for providing me the opportunity to fulfil the role over the last 4 years and the board for their support and I wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. The next couple of years will continue to be challenging for the club and I hope the new strategic plan will assist the board working through the challenges.”
President Michael Shulman said: “Paul has been an instrumental part of the Club, spending many hours dealing with the complexities of Covid, the lighting and change room upgrades, development of our Women’s team, let alone the day to day operations of the Club. His project management skills are exceptional, and he has brought to the Club experience and expertise in many areas where we were previously lacking. Whilst it is disappointing to see Paul leave at a time where the Club still needs to do so much to entrench itself, it is also understandable. He has left a blueprint for success, it’s now up to everyone involved in the Club to ensure that happens. We wish Paul well for the future and look forward to seeing him around for a long time”.
Paul will remain with the club until a suitable replacement is found and a hand-over to a new General Manager completed.