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Andrew Pridham announced as Chairman

Sydney Swans Media  June 19, 2013 11:53 AM

Andrew Pridham has been announced as the incoming Sydney Swans Chairman.

Andrew Pridham has been announced as the incoming Sydney Swans Chairman.

The Sydney Swans Board wishes to announce that current director Andrew Pridham will assume the Chairmanship of the Club when outgoing Chairman Richard Colless steps down at the conclusion of his current term at the Annual General Meeting in February 2014.

Colless announced at the May board meeting that he would not seek re-election beyond his current term. 

Pridham, 46, has served on the Swans Board for the past 12 years. 

Andrew McMaster will continue as Deputy Chairman of the Club.

Colless said that he was delighted that the two most senior positions on the board are to be filled by sitting board members.

“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,” he said.

“I’m sure the handover will occur as smoothly as the Paul Roos/John Longmire transition did.

“Having said that, 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," Colless said. 

Andrew Pridham 

Age: 46

Born: Adelaide

Education: Rostrevor College, Adelaide

University of South Australia

Career Summary:


Chief Executive Officer

Moelis & Company (New York headquartered Investment Bank)


Executive Chairman

J.P.Morgan Investment Bank, Australasia

Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate

UBS Investment Bank, Based: London, Singapore

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking - Australasia

UBS Investment Bank, Based Sydney


Term on Swans Board:  12 years

Deputy Chairman Sydney Swans Foundation


Andrew McMaster

Age: 57

Born: Temora, NSW

Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 

University of NSW

Career Summary:

Senior Partner, KPMG

Term on Board:  19 years

Deputy Chairman Since 2010

Chairman Audit & Finance Committee 1996 - 2011