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Geelong CEO Cook signs contract extension

24/07/2011 05:23:17 PM Comments (0)

Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has agreed to a contract extension and will continue working at the AFL club for at least another three years.

Cook has been in the role since 1999, when the club had an interest-bearing debt of $7 million, and overseen recent success both on and off the field.

During his tenure, the Cats have posted 11 consecutive years of profit and the team ended a 44-year premiership drought in 2007, followed by a second flag in 2009.

Cook was named Australian sports executive of the year in 2007 by the Confederation of Australian Sport.

Cook, who joined the club after an equally impressive term as chief executive of West Coast Eagles, said the decision to renew his contract was not hard.

"We have been able to achieve some exceptional things here but importantly there are more challenges ahead," Cook said.

"We are looking forward at what we can do rather than backwards at what we have done. That makes the club an exciting place to be and a dynamic environment for all of us."

Two major redevelopments of Skilled Stadium, Geelong's home ground, have been completed and a third is about to commence.

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