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Place Graceville - Meet the Directors #7 - Peter McClennan

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Place Graceville - Meet the Directors #7 - Peter McClennan

Andrew Thomson

MEET YOUR DIRECTORS

 

PETER McCLENNAN

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Board Member 2013-2017
Director of Football 2013-2017

Senior Coach 2011-2012 (Premiership 2012)

Reserves Coach 2008-09-10

Peter is looking forward to continuing his role at the Western Magpies as Board Member and Football Director. His background and achievements in both business and sporting environments will underpin his effectiveness for the Western Magpies going forward. His extensive background in business includes:

  • General Management experience in a leading advisory/consulting software technology and development company to the global mining industry
  • Fifteen years management and operational experience in the logistics sector
  • Thirteen years Senior/Executive Management in the environmental waste management sector, strategic development and marketing sectors
  • Seven years experience as Transpacific Industries ($2.2b) Group Sales-Marketing and Strategic Development Manager.

Peter was born in Brisbane and brought up on AFL football, and attended various schools where the only option was to play Rugby League or Rugby Union, and of course Cricket in the summer. Peter is proud father of four sons, who also enjoy and participate in playing all sports (including AFL--son Blake was Reserves B & F winner in 2016 and will push for senior selection in 2017). Peter has represented Queensland in both Australian Rules Football and Rugby Union as a school boy. Peter has a long family history associated with Mt Gravatt AFC. He was involved at Mt Gravatt as a player and coach, with the oval being named after his father.

Peter joined the Western Magpies in 2008 as Reserves Coach and then became Senior Coach in 2011-2012, guiding the Magpies to the 2012 Premiership.

Apart from business and sport, Peter loves the opportunity to travel, has a passion for good food and wine, and loves to relax on the beach.

As Football Director, Peter has driven the club to be more professional and has set high standards for on and off field behaviour and attitudes at the club at both junior and senior levels. His dream is for the Western Magpies to be the club of choice for players in the western suburbs and for players moving to Brisbane from other regions.