Following months of in-fighting and intrigue, Collingwood are on the verge of confirming Jeff Browne as the AFL club's new president.
A vote will be taken at Friday morning's club board meeting and Browne will officially take over the role.
It follows Thursday night's club annual general meeting, where it was announced that Browne and his ticket had been elected to the board.
Barry Carp and Renee Roberts were also elected from the 11 candidates and Christine Holgate was re-elected.
They will join outgoing president Mark Korda, Paul Licuria and Jodie Sizer on the board.
It means Collingwood will have their third president in less than a year, after Eddie McGuire ended his 22-year reign in February.
Korda and Peter Murphy initially took over as co-presidents, with Murphy deciding not to seek re-election.
The last few months have been marked by threats of board challenges and member-led emergency general meetings.
On the field, the Magpies had a disastrous AFL season and it cost coach Nathan Buckley his job.
New coach Craig McRae and the club are dealing with the future of star Jordan De Goey, who has been stood down after an incident at a New York nightclub in late October.
But Thursday's AGM was straightforward, clearing the way for Browne to take over one of the biggest off-field roles in the AFL.
Australian Associated Press
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