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In a continuation of the efforts of the Sharks Board of Directors to take the club in a new and positive direction, they announce the appointment of two highly-credentialed women to the Board of Directors. <br><br>Sharks Chairman Damian Irvine confirmed today that Ms Denise Aldous and Ms Jenny Reynolds had accepted invitations to join the Sharks board, breaking new ground for an NRL club. <br><br>The pair will fill the vacancies left by departing Chairman Barry Pierce, who recently stepped down from his post, and long-time Director and Sharks life member Graham Gillard. <br><br>“Since the May 28 AGM it has been very clear to the board that the atmosphere of change at our club must continue,” Mr Irvine said. “In appointing Denise Aldous and Jenny Reynolds onto the board, we arrive at the culmination of a process that has taken eight weeks to complete. <br> <br>“Our Club has been very genuine in our efforts to modernise and re-structure our board. There is still much to do as our club takes confident steps towards re-building and re-establishing itself as a leader in the industry and in the Australian Sporting landscape.<br> <br>“We are excited and proud to welcome Denise and Jenny to the club,” Irvine said. <br><br>Ms Reynolds brings to the Sharks over 27 years of commercial and financial know-how in the international banking industry, with Ms Aldous a similarly experienced business leader with particular expertise in financial services, consulting services and international private sector development. <br><br>Currently Ms Reynolds is an executive with the ANZ Bank within the Payments and Cash Management business, while Ms Aldous, a former CEO of both large and small businesses, has a background in financial and professional services, international consulting and retail and is presently involved with company directorships and her own consultancy business.