Dr Susan Alberti AO and Kylie Watson-Wheeler were elected to the Western Bulldogs Board of Directors tonight at the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Dr Alberti will continue as Bulldogs Vice President after being re-elected to the Board.

An Australian of the Year finalist on two occasions, Dr Alberti has made notable contributions to both business and philanthropy for over three decades.

A co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group and Chairman of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation, Dr Alberti has also graciously devoted a lifetime to her other passion, the Western Bulldogs.

Dr Alberti is Director of the Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation which has raised more than $6 million since 2005 to support the Club.

Kylie Watson-Wheeler a current Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, for a major global Media and Entertainment Company in the Australian and New Zealand region - comes to the Club with a wealth of experience in high-profile business both domestically and abroad.

A highly successful marketing executive, Ms. Watson-Wheeler currently works for the Walt Disney Company, Australia – New Zealand, prior to this she was involved in building global brands, Coca-Cola and Hallmark Cards.

Raised in Footscray, Watson-Wheeler is a passionate and experienced business leader who was twice awarded Global Employee of the Year by Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Long standing Director, George Pappas retired from the Board tonight after 12 years of passionate service. Mr. Pappas, who is the current Chancellor of Victoria University, will continue to be an important friend of the Bulldogs as the Club continues to strategically grow its connection to the Western Region in partnership with key stakeholders.

The Western Bulldogs also awarded life memberships to the following people for their outstanding contribution to the Club:

Darren Arthur, Scharlaine Cairns, Doug Roulston, Mark Childs, Ian Foreman and Stuart Coffield