Saints sign new chief executive

MELBOURNE - AFL Players' Association boss Matt Finnis faces one of football's biggest challenges in April when he takes over as St Kilda's chief executive.

The club's Seaford training base is far away from the city, hopes for an on-field surge back up the ladder this year are similarly remote, and changes are coming thick and fast.

But the history of AFLPA chiefs such as Andrew Demetriou going on to bigger things is something in Finnis' favour.

Michael Nettlefold announced last September he was stepping down as St Kilda CEO.

St Kilda will now begin the new season with a new CEO, new coach in Alan Richardson and a new president, with Peter Sumners having replaced Greg Westaway.

Finnis will start tnis new role in April. - AAP 

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