Paul - thank you for your candour, it should be applauded.
It’s unfortunate that any director needs to make such a statement, but hopefully you can appreciate that the animosity on this issue arises because some of your predecessor directors (and club employees) behaved in a less than admirable manner.
I deal with a lot of directors professionally and although there are obviously expected differences between the directors of an ASX listed entity and a Football Club, I have to say that the approach you and Katie have been taking to engagement with members (particularly posts like the one above) is one I’ve never seen carried out so deeply and diligently anywhere else.
It’s an impressive effort, and I think it would be a great outcome if it became precedent for directors at other clubs, and more broadly.
I confess I’m still furious with the way some at the club treated James, along with a number of other things that transpired during the saga, but it seems pretty clear to me that one of the better things to happen during that dreadful period was the two of you joining the Board.
Without wanting to disparage any of the other well-qualified candidates, I’m happy to say that you both have my vote for re-election.