Vodafone Fantastic Fridays has appointed Aucklander Lucy Scott the Vodafone Warriors’ new deputy CEO following a nationwide search for the candidate.
Scott (20), from Meadowbank, was selected from thousands of hopeful applicants all vying to hold the title of Vodafone Warriors deputy CEO from June 12-15.
Starting her appointment today, she will shadow managing director Jim Doyle and shoulder some of the responsibility that comes from leading a team like the Vodafone Warriors.
Scott is a nursing student at MIT and an avid Vodafone Warriors supporter who used to go to the games with her father. Since he moved to Sydney, she has carried on the tradition with her partner and has now been a fan for eight years.
Of the role, Scott said she was most looking forward to being able to meet the team that she has supported for so long. Her wish was soon realised when she watched the Vodafone Warriors train ahead of their clash against the Sydney Roosters tomorrow night.
“We see them play but never get to meet them in person. This is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-buy opportunity,” she said.
Apart from being involved in the captain’s run today and cheering the players on during their game against the Roosters tomorrow, Scott will meet important stakeholders with Doyle, support him as he makes decisions on game day and take part in media interviews about the team.
Although the role is just for a few days, Scott will be an integral part of the Vodafone Warriors and will enjoy a raft of job benefits, including a Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S6 phone loaded with credit, a personalised Vodafone Warriors jersey, accommodation at SKYCITY, a personal car park at Mount Smart Stadium – and many other perks from Vodafone Fantastic Fridays.
Matt Williams, Vodafone’s consumer director who was part of the selection panel, says he is pleased to see a deserving candidate in the role.
“Lucy impressed us throughout the selection process – from her initial application, to the formal interview we conducted with her earlier this week,” he said.
“She is clearly an avid fan of the Vodafone Warriors, and we believe she will make a valued member of the team during her stint with them. We wish her all the best.”