CHRIS Judd will return to Carlton in an important off-field capacity, with the retired superstar set to join the Blues' board at the end of the 2017 season.
Judd will replace outgoing director Adrian Gleeson who will retire from the board at the end of this year.
Blues president Mark LoGiudice, who was re-elected to his position unopposed, said Judd would bring a new football-specific element to the board.
"With his extensive football knowledge and feel for the game, as well as his understanding of the club’s redefined culture and values, there is no doubt Chris will be a strong addition to our board at Carlton," LoGiudice said.
"Chris is a highly respected former player and is now regarded as an emerging business leader. Importantly, he has a shared vision for creating sustained success for the Carlton Football Club. We will officially welcome Chris to the position at season's end."
The 33-year-old's list of on-field accolades are almost unrivalled: two Brownlow Medals, a Norm Smith Medal, a premiership with West Coast in 2006, six All Australian selections, two Leigh Matthews Trophy wins and five best and fairest awards.
Judd, a former captain of the Blues, retired midway through the 2015 season after 145 games in eight seasons with Carlton. That came after 134 matches in six seasons for West Coast.
Since stepping away from football, Judd has been involved in various business ventures, including with Impact Investment Group and as part owner of Jaggad – a sports performance apparel brand.
The board's appointment was confirmed at Carlton's annual general meeting held at Ikon Park on Monday night.