Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib is delighted to announce Anne Sinclair as the newest member of the Board, replacing Steve Mortimer who resigned from his duties in November.

Sinclair becomes the first female director appointed to the Canterbury-Bankstown board.

Ms Sinclair, runs the electorate office for Tony Burke, Member for Watson and was an influential figure in his past four successful election campaigns.

She has extensive knowledge of government operations, has strong political connections and is well attuned to key issues impacting residents within the Bulldogs community.

Ms Sinclair, is the daughter of former Club Patron and President of the Leagues Club, Mr Kevin Stewart:

“Anne brings some new and varied expertise to the Board and we are very pleased to welcome her as a Director,” Mr Dib said.“Having had two uncles (Jack and Frank Stewart) play first grade for the Club, a grandfather (Frank), who was the President of the Football Club and inaugural president of the Leagues Club and a father (Kevin) who was a well regarded Patron of the Club, Anne has a unique appreciation for the pressures and expectations that come with being part of the Bulldogs.”

“As a Board we also value the diversity of perspective that another female will bring to our meetings and to our decisions.”

Ms Sinclair, who has been a member of the football club for 19 years, has welcomed the opportunity to continue a family tradition of strong leadership at the Bulldogs:

“The Bulldogs have always been a part of my life and I’m looking forward to combining that history with my skills in stakeholder management, politics and knowledge of the community to bring a new voice to the Board."