Falcons CEO Hamersley resigns

Hamersley will stay on in the role until May 24. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Hamersley will stay on in the role until May 24. Picture: Martin Kennealey

WEST Perth will part ways with its chief executive Linda Hamersley.

Club president Neale Fong announced Hamersley’s resignation at Tuesday night’s AGM.

She will stay in the role until May 24 and work alongside Falcons board director and interim CEO Jim Caffieri until a permanent replacement is appointed.

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Fong said in a club statement he was disappointed Hamersley was leaving and thanked her for excellent work under very difficult circumstances for the Falcons.

“Linda has led the club through the complex and stressful voluntary administration situation and positioned the club to fight its way through to financial stability once again,” he said.

“She has been professional and diligent and we will miss her capability.”

Hamersley said in the same statement she felt the time was right to leave after finalising the year-end audit and presenting the 2018 financial statements to the membership.

Her stepping aside would “allow others to step up and continue the work to maintain the club’s strong position within the WA football community”.

“Having now led the club in securing sufficient funds to see it trading as a ‘going concern’, with a sound foundation of good governance, I feel comfortable that my achievements during this period have played a strong role in ensuring the club’s longer-term financial sustainability,” she said.

“I would like to thank all those who provided me with support both professionally and personally as the club moved through this difficult time.”

Caffieri was a West Perth board member from 2004 to 2012 before being reappointed in September last year.

He is the managing director of WA warehousing and logistics company QLS Caffi.