ADELAIDE - JULY 13: James Gallagher #12 for the Crows kicks under pressure during the round 15 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the St Kilda Saints played at Football Park in Adelaide, Australia, on the 13th of July, 2002. (Photo: Tony Lewis/Getty Images)

St.Kilda has appointed former Crows player James Gallagher as its new list manager.

Gallagher played 38 games for the Crows between 2001 and 2004, before playing 228 games for Norwood in the SANFL.

The 38-year-old will come to the Saints from Macquarie Bank, where he has performed the key role of Victoria Head of Professional Services Banking.

General manager of football Simon Lethlean has explained that Gallagher has  a certain set of skills that would provide value for the Saints for many years to come.

“James was the standout candidate in a quality field of applicants,” Lethlean told the club’s website.

“He has enjoyed a long and distinguished professional football and coaching career and understands the demands on players and the attributes required to play at the top level.

“Importantly, he also possesses a range of skills and disciplines that we were looking for which he has derived from his career in banking.”