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New Big Ben at Arden Street: Former cricket executive takes top job

Ben Amarfio in 2014. Picture: Getty Images - AFL,North Melbourne Kangaroos,Game,Update,News
Ben Amarfio in 2014. Picture: Getty Images

NORTH Melbourne has confirmed Ben Amarfio as Carl Dilena's replacement as the club's chief executive officer.

Amarfio arrives at Arden Street with extensive experience, including working for more than six years as Cricket Australia's executive general manager of broadcasting, digital media and commercial. 

He parted ways with CA in November last year but previously also served as Southern Cross Austereo's general manager and the AFL's broadcasting and digital media manager.

Amarfio will start his role at the Kangaroos on November 19. 

North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley said Amarfio's "expertise and business acumen" would be valuable for the club. 

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"Under our new leadership structure, which also includes (coach) Rhyce Shaw and (football boss) Brady Rawlings, we have a renewed focus and energy driving us into the future," Buckley said. 

"Ben has held positions at some of the highest-profile and most dynamic, global sporting organisations in the world and will be a tremendous asset to us.

"We look forward to working with him over the journey, and returning this great club to where it belongs at the top of the ladder." 

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Amarfio's appointment follows that of Shaw and Rawlings, with a new list manager still to be locked in after Michael McMahon's departure.