CBD Melbourne: MCC board Russels up a replacement in quick time

  • MCC president Michael Happell announced Smith’s casual vacancy had been filled automatically in an email to members at the start of the week.
  • The news caught some members by surprise, considering it was only in August that Smith was re-elected to the committee, along with existing directors Annabel Brebner and Seek chief financial officer Geoff Roberts .
  • At the time, the trio were up against hopefuls, including former police prosecutor Tony Burns , superannuation executive Bill Hodges and real estate veteran David Taylor , in a no-doubt expensive, voting process.
  • One MCC member yesterday told the column that Howcroft came from nowhere”.

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