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Tough midfield battle looms

Essendon Coach James Hird is wary of Brisbane's midfield strength ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lions.

12:53pm  May 22, 2015

VFL Round 6 Team Selection

The VFL Bombers will be looking to return to the winners list when they take on the Northern Blues on Saturday.

7:01pm  May 21, 2015

Bombers recall big guns

Paul Chapman, Jake Carlisle and Adam Cooney have been named in Essendon's 25 man squad to take on the Lions on Sunday.

6:49pm  May 21, 2015

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Paul was elected to Chairman in July 2013. He joined the Board in 2011 and is Chairman of the fundraising working group for the new elite training and administration facility at Melbourne Airport. Paul is the Chairman and Founder of Little Property and a Director of Little Projects. Previously, Paul was managing director of Toll Holdings from 1986 until 2011. He won the inaugural Trans-Tasman Business Leader Award in 2005, the CA/Zurich Business Leader Award in 2002 and in 2010 was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the transport and logistics industries and to the community. In 2008 Paul was awarded the Doctor of Business Honoris causa by RMIT University.



Bachelor of Economics (Hons), FCA

Paul was appointed to the Board in October 2011 and is finance director and chairman of Audit Committee. Paul was a partner in the accounting and professional services firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1982 to 2009. He chaired the Australian firm and was chairman of the global Board of PWC from 2005 to 2009. Paul is currently the Chairman of Incitec Pivot Limted and a board member of both Perpetual Limited and Amcor Limited. He was previously chairman of the Reach Foundation and a number of other philanthropic organisations.



Paul was elected to the Board in December 2014. Following a successful stint in Hospitality Management Paul spent several years in IT Management and Business Development with an Accounting and Financial Services firm before starting the small digital agency Web initiatives in 2004. Managing a diverse client base ranging from small to large business and government agencies, Paul has spent the past 10 years growing his business by building strong client relationships while focussing primarily on the areas of the website design and development, social media, marketing and web hosting.




Bachelor of Business (Admin), Master of Applied Finance

Chris joined the Board in October 2011. He played 170 AFL games and was a member of the 2000 premiership team. Since his retirement in 2007, Heffernan worked at Deutsche Bank in New York for three years in the asset and funds management business. He returned to Melbourne in 2011 and joined Ernst and Young as a member of the mergers and acquisitions team that advises large private and ASX listed companies.



Diploma of Architecture

Daryl joined the Board in 2004 and was elected Deputy Chairman in 2006. He is a distinguished architect and a Gold Medallist of RAIA, best known in sporting areas for his work at the MCG, Telstra Dome, Subiaco and the Gabba. Daryl was captain of the Essendon Under 19s, an Essendon reserves player and a Coleman Club member for some 15 years. His former public roles include vice-president of Melbourne Cricket Club, National Gallery of Victoria and chairman of Wesley College Council, the Australian Film Institute and Melbourne Major Events Corporation.




Diploma of Business, Bachelor of Communications (2012 - )

Katie has spent the last eight years working in digital media for Telstra Media. She has spent her career managing external and internal stakeholders, participating in and chairing steering committees, managing digital products and executing large scale campaigns. Her present role entails being on the cusp of emerging technologies and harnessing them to enhance every aspect of customer experience.




Simon was elected to the board in 2013. He played 378 games for the club and played in the 1984-85 premiership teams. He is a Life Member of the Essendon Football Club, AFL and AFL Players Association. He is also a member of the Essendon Hall of Fame and the AFL Hall of Fame. Originally a teacher, Simon has worked in business for 19 years. He is the director and founder of Winning Pty Ltd, a business education and training organisation specialising in leadership development, team building and change management. He has previously been the President and a Director of the AFL Players Association.






Andrew joined the Board in 2015. He is a successful business leader, thought leader and philanthropist who has served as Executive Chairman of 'The Good Guys' since 2005 after serving as CEO of 'The Good Guys' from 1993. Andrew is also the Chairman of 'The Good Foundation' - promotiong good health and nutrition, including operating 'Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia'. Andrew is a lifelong Essendon supporter with over 25 years of retail experience.




Lindsay Tanner was MP for Melbourne in the Australian Parliament from 1993 to 2010 and Finance Minister from 2007 to 2010. Currently, he works as a special advisor to Lazard, a financial advisory and asset management firm and is also  a board member for Virgin International Australia and chairs the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Research. Tanner has been an Essendon member for the last 20-years and was previously the club's Number One Ticket Holder between 2009-2010.