Ditchburn�s selection followed a thorough recruitment and selection process that received a number of applications from interstate, overseas and around the State.
A selection of panel members carefully considered significant experience at CEO level, sporting industry knowledge, diversity and equity.
Ditchburn had been president of the club since 2009 but stood down when applying for the role of CEO. He has been involved with the club since 2003 and was a WAFL player with South Fremantle.
He also brings a strong business background to the role, having run a number of commercial businesses.
It is anticipated he will commence his role at the end of this season.