Sport AFL Kernahan to step down, LoGiudice new Carlton president

Kernahan to step down, LoGiudice new Carlton president

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Mark LoGiudice will take over the presidency of AFL club Carlton in June when Stephen Kernahan steps down.

There had been some conjecture about the Blues’ off-field leadership, especially after a 0-4 start to the season, but Kernahan announced on Saturday the board’s unanimous decision to appoint LoGiudice.

Blues great Kernahan has served on the club’s board of directors since 1997 and his tenure will finish at the end of the current season as per the club’s constitution.

“The board has been working through a succession plan since November 2013,” Kernahan said at the Blues’ president’s function before their clash with West Coast.

“Mark’s appointment represents a generational shift that will enable us to move into the next phase of our strategic work.

“Mark is a strong businessman with a wealth of experience.

“Mark and I will continue to work closely over the next few months to finalise a smooth transition.”

LoGiudice was appointed to Carlton’s board in 2010 and is managing director of Crawfords Group, a real estate investment company.

“To be nominated president in the year we are celebrating our 150th anniversary is a humbling experience,” LoGiudice said.

Kernahan’s time as president will officially end on June 23.