Current board member Michael Malouf has been appointed Chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust and will lead the next upgrade of Geelong’s iconic ground.
Minister for Sport John Eren today announced that Mr Malouf will replace former Premier of Victoria Steve Bracks, who recently became Chair of the MCG Trust.
Mr Bracks steered the ground into an exciting new era – establishing the Kardinia Park Trust, which oversaw the $90 million Stage 4 redevelopment of Simonds Stadium.
Thanks to the great work of Mr Bracks and Trust board members like Mr Malouf, the future of Kardinia Park is looking brighter than ever.
As former CEO of the City of Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong and Carlton Football Club, Mr Malouf brings an unrivalled passion for sport and expertise at the top level.
Mr Malouf will oversee the team in charge of completing Kardinia Park’s transformation, from an ageing footy ground to the best sporting arena in regional Australia.
The Andrews Labor Government recently kick-started planning and design work for Stage 5 of the redevelopment, funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.
With the final upgrade now on the horizon, fans can look forward to seeing more big-ticket blockbuster events and some of the world’s best athletes in their own backyard.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“I’d like to thank Mr Bracks for his leadership in taking the reputation of this iconic ground to a whole new level.”
“Our next upgrade will bring even more superstars and more business to Geelong, and I’m confident Mr Malouf will do a great job completing this world-class redevelopment.”
Quotes attributable to former Kardinia Park Stadium Trust Chair Steve Bracks
“I have a passion for Geelong and I always will have and I have been honoured to have the chance to help establish this Trust.”
“Michael Malouf is a great replacement to Chair this board. His combination of skills and experience and the respect he commands in the Geelong and wider Victorian community made him an ideal candidate to lead this Trust Board.”
Quotes attributable to Kardinia Park Stadium Trust Chair Michael Malouf
“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve on this Trust with Steve. His legacy will be apparent as we work hard to make Kardinia Park a great sporting, economic and community asset for the people of the Geelong region.”
“In a few years’ time we intend to have the best regional sporting stadium in Australia as well as a buzzing and vibrant business and community precinct at Kardinia Park.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020