Australian rules football club Sydney Swans have announced that Andrew Pridham is to become their new chairman.
46-year-old Pridham, who has served on the Australian Football League (AFL) club’s board for 12 years, will assume the role when outgoing chairman Richard Colless steps down in February 2014.
Colless confirmed in May that he would not seek re-election when his current term ends.
Colless said: “We place a high premium on board members, senior management, and coaching and support staff having a strong understanding of the club's culture and values. We believe this is best achieved by, if you like, people serving a genuine apprenticeship.
“It is important that our supporters and stakeholders fully understand that there is no complacency within the board and the club as a whole. We remain totally committed to continual improvement in all facets of our activities. To do otherwise is a guarantee for mediocrity.