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Collingwood Magpies’ vice-president Alex Waislitz quits

Collingwood vice-president Alex Waislitz has stop the membership, with the billionaire businessman resigning from the board on Tuesday evening.

Paul Licuria and Jodie Sizer will substitute Waislitz, who has adopted former president Eddie McGuire out the door following his shock resignation in February.

Licuria performed 182 video games for the Magpies and was a two-time greatest and fairest winner on the membership.

Sizer turns into the primary Indigenous member of Collingwood’s board.

Waislitz was elected to the board in 1998 and had flagged his intention to step down later this yr however determined to tug the set off early.

“Hassle at Collingwood tonight. Alex Waislitz the vice-president has simply stop,” 7NEWS reporter Mark Stevens stated.

Collingwood vice-president Alex Waislitz has stop the membership, with the billionaire businessman resigning from the board on Tuesday evening.  Credit score: Getty

“So the board rumblings are actually taking place and naturally an enormous probability there of a board being overturned … Jeff Brown ready within the wings.”

Dr Bridie O’Donnell was additionally appointed to the board of administrators on Tuesday earlier than Waislitz spoke glowingly about his time on the Magpies.

“It’s been an honour to have served the membership for greater than twenty years and I’m happy to be leaving the board at time once we are in sturdy monetary place,” Waislitz stated.

“Collingwood is now in a interval of renewal and it’s applicable that I make method for that course of to proceed.

“I want Mark and the crew continued success and I’m completely happy to help in any method I can.”

The membership emphasised six of its seven administrators have been on the board for 5 years or much less and that the latest adjustments imply “progressive change and renewal at board stage” is continuous.

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