Dale Alcock, the Managing Director of one of Australia’s leading home building groups, has been appointed to the board of the Fremantle Dockers for a three-year term.

Alcock, 50, who is the head of the Alcock Brown-Neaves Group, has been a member and corporate partner of the club since 2007. He replaces Wesfarmers CEO and managing director Richard Goyder, who stood down from the board after being appointed to the AFL Commission in September.

Alcock is a third generation builder, who commenced his career as an apprentice bricklayer in 1979 in Kellerberrin. He now oversees the ABN Group building approximately 3000 homes a year and which is ranked second in the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Housing Top 100 list.

A former president of the HIA and a winner of the Ernst & Young WA Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Alcock actively promotes and supports social responsibility. He established the ABN Foundation in 2006, which in the past 5 years has donated more than $5.2 million to various causes, including medical research, relief work and the environment.

Fremantle president Steve Harris said Alcock would add significant commercial and leadership experience to the club.

“Dale understands success and how to achieve it. He is experienced in business and has made a major contribution to the broader community,” he said.

Harris described the club’s newest board member as a person who “sets high goals and then achieves them”.

“He brings that spirit, intelligence and drive to our club,” he said.

Harris also said that Alcock’s extensive development and building experience would be invaluable as the club set about developing new training and administration facilities during the next three to five years.

Alcock said he was looking forward to contributing to the club’s aim of achieving sustained success.

“I’m excited to join the Fremantle Dockers and contribute what I can to their success in the future,” he said.

“I believe I have a lot to offer in terms of what I’ve learnt in building successful businesses. It will also allow me an opportunity to give back to the community and, at the same time, I’m sure that I’ll learn a great deal as well.”

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