Western Bulldogs have officially announced Ameet Bains as their new chief executive officer and general counsel.
The former St Kilda chief operating officer has become the Dogs’ fourth chief in three years, following the stints of Simon Garlick, David Stevenson and the outgoing Gary Kent.
Bains, who is likely to start his new position in December, said he was “honoured” to be appointed CEO.
Bains studied law/banking and finance at Monash University, working as a lawyer before becoming St Kilda’s general manager player list and legal affairs in 2011, before being promoted in 2014. Bains was born and raised in Bendigo, 150km north of Melbourne, and grew up playing football and cricket.
Bains also played with the Old Melburnians and Monash Blues in the VAFA until 2010.