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Tigers too slick for Blues

The Tigers prove too strong for the young Blues on the opening night of the 2017 season.

10:27pm  Mar 23, 2017

Opposition watch: Richmond

We put our eyes on the Tigers ahead of tonight's season opener at the MCG.

11:44am  Mar 23, 2017

Match-day guide: Round 1.

Here's everything you need to know for the Blues' season opener against Richmond.

7:06pm  Mar 22, 2017

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Mark LoGiudice - President

Mark LoGiudice is a lifelong Carlton supporter and a member of the Inner Blue. He has also been a member of the Carltonians, Carlton’s longest serving and original Coterie Group, since 1995.

He joined the Carlton Board in February 2010, was elected Vice President in October 2013 and appointed President in June 2014.

He is Chairperson for the Club Member Venues sub-committee and a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk sub-committee.

Mark has been in the property industry since 1986 and is the Managing Director of Crawfords Group, a family owned investment company established in 1966.

Crawfords Group is involved in the investment and development of commercial, industrial and retail property.

Further to his property interests, Mark is a Director of Premier Fruits Group, a national farming, marketing and logistics company.

Outside of his corporate activities, Mark is a long standing member of RCH 1000, which actively raises funds for research at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Board Portfolio: Commercial Projects, Finance, Audit & Risk, AFL Compliance, Risk & Integrity

Jeanne Pratt AC - Vice President

Jeanne Pratt has been a long time supporter of the Carlton Football Club in her own right, as well as in conjunction with her late husband Richard. The Pratt name is synonymous with the Club through a 60-year association.

In 2009, Jeanne was made Patron of the Club, a position previously held by Richard. In 2011 she joined the Board of Directors.

Jeanne is Co-Chairman of Visy, established in Melbourne in 1948 and now one of the world's largest privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies.

Outside of her corporate activities, Jeanne devotes much of her life to the arts and to the community. The Pratt Foundation one of the largest private sources of philanthropy in Australia, having helped hundreds of charities raise more than $200 million since the Foundation’s inception in 1978.

Board Portfolio: Commercial Projects

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins was appointed as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner in 2013. Kate has 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and prior to taking up this role was the lead partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' Australian equal opportunity practice. She is included in the Westpac/Austrlaian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence for 2015 for her work in public policy.

Kate is the covenor of the Victorian Male Champions of Change, the Chair of the Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police and the Co-Chair of Play by the Rules.

She is also the Co-Chair of the Commission’s Disability Reference Group and a member of the Aboriginal Justice Forum.

In addition to her role as Commissioner, Kate is the Vice President of the Board of Berry Street Victoria – the state's largest independent child and family welfare organisation and a member of the Board of Heide Museum of Modern Art. Kate holds honours degrees in Law and Arts.

Kate is a lifelong Carlton supporter and has a passion for Carlton’s work in the multicultural community and recognises the importance of its long standing supporters as well as supporters in new and emerging communities.

Kate joined the Carlton board of Directors in October 2015.

Board Portfolio: Community & Diversity

Adrian Gleeson

Adrian “Bear” Gleeson is a Carlton Life Member, having played 176 games for the Blues between 1986 and 1996. He was part of the 1987 premiership winning team and also represented Victoria during his playing career.

While playing for Carlton Adrian embarked on financial planning studies and following his retirement from football he established his own business.

A Certified Financial Planner, Adrian continues to be a Partner in C.A.G Financial Services Pty Ltd and is a member of the National Board of Apogee Financial Planning; part of the National Australia Bank group.

Adrian was appointed to the Carlton Football Club Board in May 2006.

Board Portfolio: List Management

Zac Fried

Zac Fried is the Executive Deputy Chairman of  Spotlight Group Holdings. The Group operates more than 450,000sqm of retail space in 175 stores across South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and employs over 7,500 team members. The Spotlight Group remains one of the most successful privately owned business groups in Australia.

Zac has overseen the development of some of Australia's premier retail and homemaker centres and has continually been recognised for his significant work in this space. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Warwick Shedden Memorial Trophy from the Bulky Goods Retailers Association and, in 2016 was voted by his peers to be president of this body, now known as the Large Format Retail Association. The LFRA represents over 22% of all retail sales in Australia, further recognising his influence within this sector.

A passionate lifetime Carlton supporter, Zac has been involved in various planning and marketing committees at the Club for many years.

Board Portfolio: Brand & Marketing

Marcus Clarke

Marcus Clarke has been a Director of the Carlton Football Club since February 2007.

A Carlton supporter since the late 1960s, Marcus was a Director of the Social Club from 2002 to 2006, and was a Carlton sponsor from 1996 to 2001.

Marcus brings extensive legal skills to Carlton’s Board, having worked as a barrister since 1987. In that capacity, he has represented a number of players at the AFL Tribunal.

As a schoolboy, Marcus was an Australian junior champion at middle distance and cross-country running. It’s that background which has seen him develop a particular interest in player conditioning and injury management, and in the ongoing development of the elite training facility at Carlton.

Board Portfolio: AFL Compliance, Risk & Integrity

Luke Sayers

Luke Sayers is the CEO of PwC Australia and Vice Chairman for East Cluster, PwC's Asia-Pacific network of firms.

Under Luke's leadership PwC Australia is focused on delivering value to clients, lending expertise to help address important national issues, and contributing to communities around Australia.

Since joining PwC in 1991 Luke has held a number of positions, including being a Global Relationship Partner for some of the firm's most important clients. He spent five years living in Washington DC, before returning to Australia in 2001. 

Luke is also on the Board of Special Olympics Australia, the Global Foundation, and Chair of the Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN).

Luke lives in Melbourne with his wife and four daughters.

Board Portfolio: Finance, Audit & Risk

Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson joined Carlton’s Board in October 2012. He brings to the Board expertise in finance, and is the CEO of The Mathieson Group. He was previously the CEO of DMS Glass.

Craig grew up supporting Carlton and remains passionate about the Club. He is the son of Carlton Life Member Don Mathieson, who has been a member of the Carltonians for more than 25 years.

Board Portfolio: Northern Blues/List Management