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Hawthorn eager to seek out Kennett successor

Hawthorn are about to embark on one more succession plan – this time for president Jeff Kennett.

Simply months after the succession plan between Alastair Clarkson and Sam Mitchell fell to items, Hawthorn introduced that they’re within the technique of discovering a successor for Kennett.

Kennett’s second stint as president began in 2017 and was solely meant to final for 3 years.

However he determined to remain on for an additional three-year time period to information the membership by means of the COVID-19 disaster.

His present time period is because of expire on the finish of 2023, however Kennett wrote a letter to members on Thursday advising them of the succession plan.

Hawthorn’s board has acted because the nomination committee in figuring out and recommending to members its subsequent president and board members.

No time-frame has been set on the succession plan, nevertheless it might be as early as subsequent yr.

“So, the time has come for the board to start out the method of my succession and your subsequent president,” Kennett wrote.

“We would require the committee to make its last advice of their most popular candidate to the board by 30 June subsequent yr.

“On the settlement of the board of their advice, and the acceptance of the nominee, and his or her availability to start work, we are going to then resolve after I hand over the baton.

“So, life is about adjustments and alternatives, and with our new coach, the membership in such a superb and powerful place to maneuver into 2022.

“Now’s the suitable time to plan my succession and transition in an orderly manner. We’re beginning that course of now.”

Clarkson was initially set to educate on in 2022 earlier than handing over the teaching reins to Mitchell.

However after weeks of hypothesis and combined messages, Clarkson ultimately determined the state of affairs was too messy and stepped away from the membership.

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