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Bandits snag new chief in Ready
Passionate Queensland baseball supporter to lead
07/04/2014 3:32 AM ET
The Brisbane Bandits will have a new man at the helm in 2014/15.
The Brisbane Bandits will have a new man at the helm in 2014/15. (SMP Images/ABL Media)

BRISBANE, 5 July - The Brisbane Bandits are proud to announce Mark Ready as their Chief Executive Officer. As the Bandits' first CEO, Mark will oversee all of the Club's operations and have a seat on the Bandits Board. His responsibilities will include overseeing Brisbane's financial performance, operations, public relations, human resources and strategic planning.  

Mark brings a long-time passion for baseball and wealth of business knowledge through his experience as the Managing Director of Brizman RTG and its flagship Ready Towing, Australia's largest towing and specialised transport provider.

Mark has also served as President of the Brisbane based Windsor Royals Baseball Club for the past five years, earning five GBL Club Championships, two GBL Major League Championships, and the Baseball Australia 'Club of the Year 2014' award during his time at the helm.

"Mark Ready has been a passionate supporter of baseball in Queensland for a long time and Ready Towing has stood by the Bandits since the relaunch of the ABL," says Brisbane Bandits Chairman David Nilsson. "Mark was also instrumental in securing Holloway Field as the new home of the Bandits. More importantly though, he has been a successful business man and we are very excited to have him join our Club and apply his skills to turn the Bandits into the most successful Club in the ABL."

"The success of the ABL franchise in Queensland, our Brisbane Bandits, is critical to the growth of our sport in the state and Baseball Queensland has been working closely with the Bandits since their inception," says the Commissioner of Baseball Queensland, Bruce Mutch. "We are excited to see them taking the next step by bringing on board a long-time member of the Baseball Queensland community in Mark Ready. Over the last several years, Mark has taken one of Queensland's oldest clubs, Windsor Royals, to new heights, and we expect he will have a similar impact at the Bandits."