The Essendon Board has appointed Andrew Welsh as Vice-President.

Welsh joined the Board in September 2022 as a member-elected Director and has made a valuable contribution during his tenure.

Since retiring in 2011 due to injury and after 163 games in the red and black, Welsh successfully transitioned into the business world.


As founder and Managing Director at, Welsh has worked with Australia’s leading property developers on residential, commercial, and retail developments across the country.

Welsh is the chair of the Football Governance Committee and will support the club in sourcing alternative revenue opportunities into the future.

Former Vice-President Dorothy Hisgrove decided not to stand for re-election as Vice President but has extended her term as a board-elected Director for a further three years. Hisgrove will continue as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Nominations Committee and First Nations Advisory Board.