The new ticket wanting to take over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs boardroom has assured fans Dean Pay’s job is safe and there won’t be any distraction for players as they prepare for the season. Lynne Anderson, who is the head of the new ticket, has spoken with Pay and new CEO Andrew Hill, who was the World Cup chief executive last year.

“Clearly, we know Deano really well from the great days in the mid ’90s,” Anderson told NRL.com. Her late father is legendary Bulldogs chairman Peter Moore and her husband is former Bulldogs premiership-winning coach and Kangaroos mentor, Chris Anderson.

He is also on the ticket. “I also know Andrew Hill well from my last job.

I have reinforced to both again that we are about building the best club and support for them, and doing this as a united club.” Other ticket members are Canterbury’s 1988 Clive Churchill Medal winner Paul Dunn; two-time premiership winner Steve Price; long-time former manager of the Canterbury Leagues Club, John Ballesty; local businessman with 35 years’ involvement in junior rugby league John Khoury; and former board member Nick Dimas.

Anderson, who worked for the Bulldogs as head of marketing in the 1990s, is the CEO of the Australian Paralympic Committee after eight years as head of global marketing company Repucom, now known as Nielsen Sports, where Hill also worked. Pay was handed the head coaching reins after the club ended Des Hasler’s six-year tenure in September, claiming a memorandum of understanding signed in April was not a contract. Read more from nrl.com…

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