Football Federation Australia have announced former PepsiCo businessman Greg O’Rourke to replace Damien De Bohun as the head of the A-League.
O’Rourke has experience in the consumer goods industry spanning over two decades and FFA chief executive David Gallop is confident he can bring his business and commercial skills to the A-League.
“Greg has the right skills and experience to drive the commercial performance of the Hyundai A-League and its 10 member clubs,” Gallop said at the announcement this morning.
“He also has decades of football administrative knowledge from service to the game at state and local level, including a successful tenure as chairman of Football NSW.
“We’re delighted to have secured a proven performer in the one of the most competitive brand and consumer driven global industries around. He’s the right fit for the A-League and I’m delighted to welcome Greg to FFA’s executive team.”
O’Rourke said he’d been working in football for years, “but today I’m thrilled that the game will be my daily professional focus as well as a continuing personal passion”.
“I know David Gallop and his team and I know they are a highly professional and experienced administration team that I’m excited to work with.” – Patrick Staveley
Photo of David Gallop and Greg O’Rourke this morning from the A-League Twitter feed.