Paul Gardner

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An advertising executive, Gardner was first elected to the board for 2002 as part of Gabriel Szondy's "Team Vision" ticket with 6,550 votes. Gardner became President in 2003 after Szondy resigned. His appointment was confirmed when seven of 13 candidates - including four independents - supported him at that year's board election. An opposing ticket led by Alan Guthrie failed to deliver any 'big name' candidates capable of taking votes off the man Szondy anointed as his successor.

One of his first public comments was that the 2004 fixture amounted to "pre-meditated murder" of the club.

An early casualty of his reign was CEO, and Szondy appointee Ray Ellis who was asked to resign in February 2004 after a projected profit in 2003 turned into a $2.2 million loss.

In May 2004 Gardner announced that the club were losing $100,000 a month. He announced his resignation in June 2008Chairman's Lunch and was immediately succeeded by Jim Stynes.


Age - 11/12/2003, 10/02/2004, 22/05/2004
Football Record - R12, 2008
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