New deal with Tigers on the way for Gale

Brendon Gale’s term as chief executive is set to be extended at Richmond with a new three-year deal.

Richmond president Peggy O’Neal told The Age on Friday that Gale would continue as the Tigers’ chief executive, a role he has held since August 2009.

Brendon Gale.Credit:Wayne Ludbey

“Brendon has indicated he’s going to continue, so I’m finishing up his contract now,” she said.

O’Neal says it’s been quite a journey at Richmond for Gale, who played for the club from 1990 to 2001 as a centre half-forward and ruckman.

“The first couple of years I remember when he was CEO, he just looked terrified the entire time because we were just in such bad shape and he had a lot of things to do,” she says.

“It’s a big step up from the AFL Players’ Association because he went from that to becoming CEO of a club that needs a lot of work but he is very committed and he’s been a great leader for us.”

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