The Aquis Gold Coast Titans today announced the addition of four new independent Board members to further strengthen the club’s governance and future prospects, both on and off the field.

Titans Chair Rebecca Frizelle, said she was delighted with the wide range of skills and experience the new appointees will add to the existing skill-set of the Board. The new Board members are:

Tony Hickey – Founder and Managing Partner, Hickey Lawyers

Trish Hogan – Chief Executive Officer, Pindara Private Hospital

Professor Ned Pankhurst - Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Griffith University

Lynne Anderson – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Paralympic Committee

 

In making today’s announcement, Mrs Frizelle also paid homage to current Board members:

Paul Donovan - Executive General Manager, Business Development & Marketing, Queensland Airports

Darryl Kelly – Successful Businessman/Property Investor and 2009 NRL National Volunteer of the Year, and

Fraser Perrin (Company Secretary) – In-House Legal Counsel, James Frizelle's Automotive Group

“Our small Board has certainly punched well above its weight since being formed in 2014. We’ve had to deal with many very challenging circumstances over the past 12 months and we simply could not have got through it without the unbelievable character and commitment of Darryl and Paul, who have both been a tower of strength supporting me every step along the way, Mrs Frizelle said today.

“I also want to make special mention of the valuable contribution made by NRL Chief Financial Officer, Peter Brown, who recently stood down from the Board pending the appointment of the new Directors.

“The addition of Tony, Trish, Ned, and Lynne will elevate the Board’s effectiveness even further. They all bring their own individual personalities, experience and knowledge, which will help us take the Titans to the next level as we move into the second year of our five year strategic plan, Mrs Frizelle added.

ARL Commission Chairman, John Grant, was also very complimentary of the quality of individuals who have offered their services to the Titans and the game of Rugby League.

“Joining the Board of any company brings a huge responsibility and it’s no different in the case of a Rugby League club,” Mr Grant said.

“I am thrilled with the calibre of the people appointed to the Board and I can’t speak highly enough of the progress the current Board has made in such a short time. 

“This club is headed in the right direction and we will see the Titans continue to grow and prosper over the coming years, during what promises to be a very exciting period of growth for the game,” Mr Grant added.

The new appointments commence immediately as the club continues its renaissance and preparations for the 2016 season move into overdrive.