Collingwood has finally revealed long-time president Eddie McGuire’s successor, with Mark Korda officially unveiled as the new president of the club.
Korda is the 13th president in the club’s history and had been the co-president with fellow director Peter Murphy since McGuire stepped down from the post in February. He has also served on the club’s board since 2007.
Neil Wilson was also appointed as a new director, filling the vacancy left at the board table by McGuire’s departure.
Following his appointment, Korda paid tribute to McGuire for the role he had played as the club’s president over the span of 23 years.
“Collingwood has long held a place in my life and I take on this role with the strong belief that we have in our possession a wonderful legacy, a strength and spirit with which we must seek to do and be better. We have challenges but great people and passion to meet them,” Korda said in a club statement.
“Collingwood has been made by many and it will take many to drive it forward. I thank Peter Murphy for his support, particularly over recent months, and his determination to see Collingwood continue to flourish. We have worked closely and talked daily over the past months and will continue to do so. I welcome Neil to the board.
“I also thank and pay tribute to Eddie for a contribution that may be the equal of any in the club’s 129 year history. His time was a transformational one that we must honour by creating a new age of prosperity and growth for Collingwood.
“There is a collaborative commitment from the board to serve our club and create real progress that will live on through those who follow.”
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