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Rachel Harrigan walks away from Capital Football

By johnboy - 14 August 2012 0

Capital Football have sent out the dramatic news that their Chair and President Rachel Harrigan is leaving:

Capital Football Chair and President, Rachel Harrigan has resigned from her position on the Board for personal and work reasons. With increasing pressures in her day job, Rachel has indicated that she can no longer devote the time and energy required to maintain her high level of commitment to Capital Football and her resignation is effective immediately.

Whilst this is a very disappointing situation for Capital Football we respect and admire Rachel who has contributed so much over eight years to the governance and leadership of the organisation. She first joined the Soccer Canberra Board in 1993 under the transitional arrangements representing Women’s Soccer Canberra and was one of the First Directors appointed to the Board of the new ACT Football Federation in 2005. She has made a significant impact to the unification of the football family as well the implementation of governance policies and procedures that now form the basis of our continuous improvement and good governance practices.

Deputy Chair, Peter Maybury will now act as Chair of Capital Football with the Board meeting next week to discuss a range of issues including the formality of appointing a substantive chair and deputy chair to lead the organization through to the next AGM in March 2013. The Board is also currently considering the appointment of an independent Director, as per the terms of the constitution, to join the Board with effect from the next meeting until the AGM.

As there are a number of governance and constitutional matters that require input and consultation with various stakeholders, the Board will meet with Members (chairs of standing advisory committees and regional representatives) in the next month to discuss these things. Further meetings with club representatives through the North and South Region Council forums will be convened on 24 and 25 September respectively with details about the time, venue and agenda for those meetings to be sent to club Presidents.

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