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Former B&F, indigenous leader join Pies' board

Paul Licuria was a fan favourite for the Magpies - AFL,Collingwood Magpies
Paul Licuria was a fan favourite for the Magpies

COLLINGWOOD has appointed one of Australia's foremost indigenous leaders Jodie Sizer and two-time Magpies best and fairest winner Paul Licuria to the club's board. 

Sizer and Licuria will replace Alisa Camplin and Ian McMullin, who have both elected to step down from their positions.

Sizer is a founding partner and principal of the indigenous consulting division of Price Waterhouse Coopers and is a Djab Wurrung/Gunditjmara woman.

She is also an accountant, a lifelong Collingwood supporter - who has been a member of the club's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) sub-committee – and has worked with tertiary institutions, governments, sports codes and major businesses in developing programs to improve the lot of indigenous Australians. 

Fan favourite Licuria played 182 games for the Pies between 1999 and 2007, and won two club best and fairests (2001-02). 

Since retirement, Licuria has qualified as a pilot, has become a business graduate of Swinburne Institute of Technology and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University.

He is also currently the chief executive of Alffie.com, which is an online training organisation that delivers education to the employment, disability employment, rehabilitation and corporate training sectors.

Camplin is leaving her position after more than eight years on the board but is likely to stay involved with the club to "ensure the club's ambitions for women's sport are realised".

Camplin, an aerial skier who won a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics and bronze in 2006, is currently in PyeongChang as high performance manager with the Australian team. 

McMullin will remain as a club patron after almost two decades on the board and a long period served as football director. 

McMullin played 25 games for the club across two stints in the 1980s and 90s. 

There will be no board election at Collingwood in 2018.