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Two new directors appointed to Bulldogs board

Peter Gordon addresses the media during a Western Bulldogs media conference to announce that David Smorgon will hand the Presidency of the club to Gordon. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)
Two new board appointed directors will join the Western Bulldogs Football Club Board led by President Peter Gordon (pictured).

The Western Bulldogs Board has appointed two new directors, commercial lawyer Levent Shevki and Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) Managing Director, Chis Nolan.

The appointments follow the election of Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand and the re-election of current Vice President, Dr Susan Alberti, to the Board in December.

Learn more about the current members of the Western Bulldogs Football Club Board.

Levent Shevki, a legal and business advisor who has extensive Australian and international experience representing both public and private clients in commercial matters is a Partner at commercial law firm, Cornwall Stodart.

Recognised as one of the nation’s top lawyers, having been named as part of the "A Team" of Australian lawyers in a survey conducted by Australia's leading in-house counsel, Shevki is also a director of international business consultancy, Astus Edge, and sports and entertainment consultancy, Twenty3 Sport and Entertainment.

With more than 20 years in the industry, Chris Nolan is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives. Prior to joining SMG Chris was a Managing Partner at Mitchell & Partners and was also a Director of Mitchell-owned Stadia Media.

As SMG CEO Nolan oversees more than 200 communications specialists across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Adelaide and Perth and works with many blue chip brands including Suncorp Group (Suncorp, GIO, AAMI, APIA, Shannons), Optus, Virgin Mobile, MARS/MasterFoods, Network Ten, Subaru, Lion Foods, Metcash, Warner Music, Government of SA, Samsung and Emirates.

Nolan also sits on the Executive Committee of the Media Federation of Australia and is a Director of both the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The Alfred Hospital Foundation.

The Western Bulldogs would like to thank outgoing Board Director Barry Hall – who departs the Board after nine years of valuable and committed service.

Hall, a passionate Bulldog person, played an instrumental role in the transformation of the Victoria University Whitten Oval into a leading sporting precinct and elite training centre.

The Club wishes him well on his retirement from the Bulldogs Board and look forward to seeing him stay on as Vice President of coterie group Westerners.