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Aces welcome new Advisory Board members
03/09/2015 12:04 AM ET

Following a season of transition and rebuilding, the Melbourne Aces now have a new-look advisory board as the organisation begins to move forward and continue on the path to success.

Ross Arthur will take over as the Chairman of the Aces Advisory Board, replacing Ron Gauci, who leaves with the gratitude and appreciation of the organisation and the league. Tony Cornish will be the new Vice Chairman, and Scott Dawes is a new member, also holding a board position with Baseball Victoria.

"I am thrilled to have a motivated, dedicated, and specialist Advisory Board to help guide the Melbourne Aces into the future," General Manager Justin Huber said. "With the close understanding of our business, and years of experience in business locally and around the world, I couldn't be more eager to start working closely with each member.

"With Chairman Ross Arthur leading this group, the Aces have many good things to look forward to for the 2015-16 season, both on and off the field."

Arthur represented Victoria at the Claxton Shield level for seven years, also spending time representing the country, earning various accolades throughout his time on the field. With years of experience in the financial world, Ross holds his MBA and is the co-owner and managing director of United Financial Services, operating over 40 branches across the national.

Cornish has been a part of baseball in Victoria for more than four decades, and has represented Australia at a number of levels. He still takes to the field, and is the president of the Essendon baseball club, where he is also a member of the Hall of Fame. He will help link local clubs to the Australian Baseball League club, and his knowledge and passion will be an asset.

Dawes has experience in the game as a player, coach and administrator. He was a member of three ABL championship teams, and also was a part of Australia's squad as they beat Japan at the Olympics in Atlanta. He has worked for Baseball Victoria for over a decade, with two years as the Executive Director, remaining a member of the board and the chairman of selectors for his local club.

With the on and off-field changes the Aces have seen this year, and a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation for next season already in the works, the future is bright for baseball in Melbourne.