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Kate Jenkins joins Carlton Board

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kate Jenkins has joined the Carlton Football Club Board of Directors.

Jenkins has 20 years experience as a lawyer and is the convener of the Victorian Male Champions of Change, a group aimed at advancing gender equality, which includes AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan and Carlton Board members Luke Sayers and Ahmed Fahour.

Among her other roles, Jenkins is also the Chair of the Independent Review of Victoria Police into sexual harassment and sex discrimination, the Co-Chair of Play by the Rules, on the Board of Heide Museum of Modern Art and Vice President of the Board of Berry Street Victoria – the state's largest independent child and family welfare organisation.

Jenkins’ appointment will take effect ‪at Monday night’s Board meeting. Meanwhile long-serving Board member Greg Lee will retire at the same meeting. Lee, a Carlton Life Member, has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to raise funds for Carlton and has been part of the Club’s Football Subcommittee and the Nominations and Remuneration Subcommittee.‬‬‬‬

Carlton President Mark LoGiudice has thanked Lee for his service.

“Greg is a passionate Carlton man who has been an outstanding servant as a member, sponsor and director. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to him for his time, commitment and dedication over the journey,” LoGiudice said.

“I would also like to welcome Kate to our Board – her extensive experience in the areas of equal opportunity and diversity will be a terrific asset for our football club.”

A proposal for Carlton’s Board to reduce from 10 directors to eight will be voted on at the December annual general meeting. It follows last month’s announcement that Raphael Geminder and Ahmed Fahour would be retiring from their positions.