Ian Dicker - Patron
Club President 1996-2005
Ian’s appointment as president came at a time when Hawthorn’s future was in considerable doubt as the club faced a proposed merger with Melbourne.
Within a year, under Ian’s stewardship, Hawthorn doubled its membership base and set up safe income-earning investment streams.
He also oversaw the appointment of now-premiership coach Alastair Clarkson and was a key influencer in relocating the club’s home games to the MCG.