The Bulldogs have new leadership, with the election on Sunday of Lynne Anderson as the club’s chair, and the recent appointment of Andrew Hill as chief executive.
LONG standing Bulldogs' chair Ray Dib has been ousted after a record turn-out of club members to elect a new board of directors over the weekend.
The Torch spoke with Lynne Anderson, who replaces Dib in the top job, on Monday.
"Of course, I'm thrilled with the result," Mrs Anderson said.
"Now it's time to get on with the job.
"There was a real appetite for change, with members telling us that the club had lost its way in recent years."
Mrs Anderson's ticket, including her husband, former Bulldogs player Chris Anderson, and other former club greats, were swept to power on Sunday.
An unprecedented 85 per cent of members elected six fresh faces, with Bulldog legend Steve Mortimer the only survivor of the previous board.
The new faces include John Ballesty, Paul Dunn, John Khoury and Steve Price.
"We want to re-define what it means to be a Bulldog, and get back to our core values," Mrs Anderson said.
"There's a lot of work to be done, particularly in the junior league."
The new chair gave an assurance that her board would not be meddling with the playing and coaching staff, and would focus on the "stakeholders outside the team".
Mrs Anderson is satisfied with the performance of the club's new coach, Dean Pay and his staff, who she says are working towards rebuilding a connection with the fans.
The daughter of Bulldog royalty, the late Peter 'Bullfrog' Moore, Mrs Anderson fondly remembers the strong feeling of family within the club, and resuscitating that, she says is high on her 'to do list'.
"It's full steam ahead, with our our focus now on returning the club to the top, and bringing home a premiership," she said.
Newly appointed Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill said irrespective of the election result, his job was to work with the elected board and its chair.
"A new board doesn't change my job," he said.
"The Bulldogs have a tremendous history and pride, and I look forward to being able to work with not only a great organisation, but as passionate a supporter base as you would find anywhere in sport."
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