Changes at the top at Collingwood as club champion returns
A club champion and the first Indigenous female director have joined Collingwood new board.
Former Olympian Alisa Camplin and Ian McMullin chose not to reapply, paving the way for Paul Licuria and Jodie Sizer to join as the only two nominations.
Sizer, a founding partner and Co-CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting, is a Djab Wurrung/Gunditjmara woman and one of Australia’s foremost indigenous leaders.
A life-long Collingwood supporter who has been a member of the club’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) sub-committee, Sizer has worked with tertiary institutions, governments, sports codes and major businesses in developing programs to improve the lot of indigenous Australians.
Sizer is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a strong background in corporate governance and a graduate of the Hedland Leadership Program and the University of Melbourne’s Asia-Australia New Leaders Program.
Licuria played 182 of his 192 games of AFL football with the Magpies between 1999-2007. He played 10 matches with the Sydney Swans during 1997-1998.
As a player Licuria distinguished himself by winning two E.W. Copeland Trophies (2001, 2002), the Bob Rose Award as best finals player in 2002 and the Darren Millane for best clubman in 2003. He was admitted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2011.
Licuria is currently chief executive of Alffie.com, an online training organisation delivering education to the employment, disability employment, rehabilitation and corporate training sectors.
He is a qualified pilot, a business graduate of Swinburne Institute of Technology and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University.