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Camplin joins Magpies board

08/12/2009 11:52:12 PM Comments (0)

Olympic aerial skiing gold medallist Alisa Camplin has joined the board of AFL club Collingwood.

Camplin, 35, is a lifelong Magpies' fan, who currently works as a senior executive with IBM.

She has also held off-field roles with several major sporting bodies including the Australian Olympic Committee and as deputy chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

Camplin won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and then claimed bronze four years later in Turin.

"When the opportunity was there to combine somebody of Alisa's talents as a member of the AOC, the Australian Sports Commission and as an Olympic veteran we jumped on it," Collingwood president Eddie McGuire said on Tuesday.

"Throw in the fact that she is a senior executive at IBM and understands the corporate world better than any sportsperson I have ever met.

"Alisa has been somebody who has been a backroom contributor of the club for a number of years."

Camplin said she would bring a diversity of opinion to the club.

"To understand and work across all levels of an elite sports system gives me a unique insight into what's going on in sport in Australia and around the world and what is required to win at the highest level," she said.

"Watching our last two grand final campaigns overseas, where we didn't get over the line, has made me all the more determined to get that premiership within the next two years.

"I am a very results-driven lady."

Camplin takes the position on the Collingwood board vacated by Sally Capp.

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