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CARLTON has appointed Richmond commercial guru Cain Liddle as its new chief executive.

In a major leadership surprise, the Blues this afternoon confirmed Liddle had won the job over more heavily-fancied former AFL football operations boss Simon Lethlean.

The move leaves Lethlean to contend for the Collingwood chief executive position.

Liddle, who played four senior games at Geelong in 1994-95, has spent eight years at Punt Rd helping build the Tigers into a financial powerhouse.

Richmond’s chief customer officer, Liddle was a key figure in the club’s extraordinary membership growth, helping double the tally from 36,000 in 2010 to more than 75,000 this year.

He was also responsible for ticketing, retail, licensing and corporate revenues.

Liddle will begin work at Ikon Park on Monday. He replaces Steven Trigg, who was surprisingly let go at the end of the season.

Carlton president Mark LoGiudice said the club was thrilled with the appointment.

“After a thorough and extensive process conducted by David Campbell of Egon Zehnder and led by the selection panel consisting of myself, and club directors Kate Jenkins and Chris Judd, we are fortunate to have secured Cain as the Club’s next CEO,” LoGiudice said.

“He brings a wealth of commercial and consumer experience and we believe he is the ideal candidate that will be integral in leading the Club to its next level of success.”

Liddle said he was excited to join Carlton.

“The Carlton Football Club is a proud organisation with a significantly rich history, and a very exciting future,” Liddle said.

“To be given the opportunity to work with such a talented team both on and off the field, who are united in their determination to deliver Carlton members sustained success across both the male and female competitions, is an opportunity for which I am extremely grateful.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/carlton/carlton-appoints-cain-liddle-as-new-chief-executive-officer/news-story/898c6f945cba54b8425869d031a656ca

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 03:43:28 PM »
The Tigers were quick to congratulate their departing executive.

"Cain has made an outstanding contribution to our club and we congratulate him on his appointment," Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said.

"He has had aspirations to move into a CEO role and it is a great credit to him that he has been recognised for his business acumen, innovation and leadership."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-08/blues-name-extiger-as-clubs-new-ceo

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 07:39:53 PM »
Good luck going to that rabble, one good KPD one good midfielder and that's about it

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 12:26:03 AM »
Cain was MD of the RFC Leisure businesses, therefore will be very interesting as to whom Benny appoints to fill this crucial strategic role of driving 15m+ of revenue into the coffers.

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 09:22:26 AM »
Cain was MD of the RFC Leisure businesses, therefore will be very interesting as to whom Benny appoints to fill this crucial strategic role of driving 15m+ of revenue into the coffers.

$15M ???

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 11:49:51 AM »
Cain was MD of the RFC Leisure businesses, therefore will be very interesting as to whom Benny appoints to fill this crucial strategic role of driving 15m+ of revenue into the coffers.

$15M ???
Yes, over 8 leisure centres.

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »
Cain was MD of the RFC Leisure businesses, therefore will be very interesting as to whom Benny appoints to fill this crucial strategic role of driving 15m+ of revenue into the coffers.

$15M ???

Reported in today's HUN (page 62) as part of the story on Cain's appointment
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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 08:58:07 PM »


Reported in today's HUN (page 62) as part of the story on Cain's appointment
Can’t be true then.
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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 07:02:42 AM »


Reported in today's HUN (page 62) as part of the story on Cain's appointment
Can’t be true then.

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Re: Carlton poach Richmond's Cain Liddle to be its new CEO (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 10:37:19 PM »
Cain was MD of the RFC Leisure businesses, therefore will be very interesting as to whom Benny appoints to fill this crucial strategic role of driving 15m+ of revenue into the coffers.

$15M ???
yep , I was correct, more like $9M