Matt Tripp has officially been appointed Melbourne Storm Chairman.
The appointment follows Bart Campbell’s decision to stand down as Chairman, announced in March this year, and falls seven years to the day after he was appointed to the position and having led the Club to its position as one of the most successful and respected sporting teams in the country.
Matt Tripp takes over as Storm chairman
Tripp was also announced as Chairman of the Storm Group’s Super Netball franchise, Sunshine Coast Lightning, at their board meeting last week.
“I am very grateful for the support I have received from Bart, Gerry, our board and staff over the last seven years and am now looking forward to building on the foundations set and strive for greater heights,” Tripp said.
“We have a great team – on and off the field – and I am honoured to be able to work with some of the most passionate and committed people at this Club.
“I can’t wait to help both Storm and Lightning continue on the path of success and to give our fans something to look forward to, not just when Cameron and the team start playing on May 30 but also when our members and fans come back to AAMI Park to watch.
“Storm is very fortunate to have some of the most loyal members – a majority of whom have stuck by us during this pandemic – and we could not have made our way through this period without their support.
“Like the Club has done in the past, we will come through this stronger and more committed to be the most successful and respected sporting team in the country.”
Outgoing Chairman Bart Campbell said the seamless transition to Tripp would ensure there was no disruption to the planning for Storm’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
“Matt knows our club intimately and has been unwavering in his support for our players, staff, members and commercial partners through this challenging period,” Campbell said.
“The club is extremely fortunate to have someone of Matt’s calibre and experience ready to take over as Chairman.
“Having worked closely with him over the last seven years to establish Storm as a strong and viable club here in Victoria, I have no hesitation in handing over the baton to Matt to lead the Storm family to greater heights in the years ahead.”