Cats welcome new president

June 6, 2024 BY

Grant McCabe will take over as Geelong Football Club president in 2025. Photo: CATS MEDIA

THE Geelong Football Club has announced its new president.

The Cats unveiled Grant McCabe as the club’s new president last week. Mr McCabe will take up the position after the club’s annual general meeting in December.

Mr McCabe’s appointment as president marks the end of Craig Drummond’s tenure in the position, which spanned 13 years on the club’s board.

“It is an honour to take on the role of president. I have been a lifelong supporter of this club and as a board member, have seen up close what a truly impressive place this is,” Mr McCabe said.

“We are in a really strong position and everyone at this club from our Board and executive team, to our players, staff, members, volunteers, partners, and the Geelong community, are passionate and optimistic about our future.”

Mr McCabe has been a director of the club since 2019, and played a major role in the club’s acquisition of an AFLW licence.

He is presently a managing partner of global consulting firm Boston Consulting Group for Australia and New Zealand, and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the club.

Mr McCabe was also appointed by the AFL as independent chair of the AFL Industry Governance Committee for Player Development in 2017.

Mr Drummond said he was thrilled for Mr McCabe.

“Grant has been a long-time member and supporter of the club and has played a key role on our Board since joining five years ago.

“Grant is a highly successful executive and his expertise in critical thinking and strategic decision making has already contributed significantly to our club.

“The appointment of Grant as the Club’s next president will be a significant milestone for the Geelong Football Club and comes as the club seeks to reach 100,000 members in 2025.”

Mr Drummond will remain as president for the rest of 2024.