Football Federation Australia conducted their Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, with a host of announcements.
After the recent departure of Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray, two new directors were revealed on Thursday.
Robyn Fitzroy and Carla Wilshire were both elected to the board, with 63 votes and 99 votes each respectively.
Fitzroy is in charge of a governance consultancy firm, whilst Wilshire is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia.
FFA chairman Chris Nikou was re-elected on Thursday, after facing no competition for the top job.
Nikou claimed 2019 was a year full of challenges, singling out the structural reforms promised the year prior as being particularly demanding.
“The structural reform was a painstaking one, however it was well worth the hard work, as it gives more stakeholders a voice in the game they love,” Nikou said.
“The separation of the FFA from the professional leagues into two separate but allied entities will allow both to concentrate on what they do best.
“We stand ready to work with the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League clubs to maximise the potential of our domestic competitions.
“For FFA, our focus is clear. To nurture and produce the finest national teams to represent us on the world stage and give them every opportunity to succeed. We will also work hard to enrich and enhance the game at the grassroots level and ensure the pathways to our national teams are available to everyone,” he said.
Current CEO David Gallop is set to finish his tenure at the FFA on November 28. Gallop claims the future is bright for the game in this country.
“Football has changed a lot and achieved a lot over the last seven years. Even this week we have seen the responsibility to deal with issues carefully and react appropriately to the unexpected, ensuring that we always uphold the highest standards to protect the reputation of the game, its commercial partners and its many fans.
“No sport can unite people and the diversity of the country like football. Be confident about what this sport is and what it can be. As the world gets smaller football will get bigger,” Gallop stated.
The FFA also released their annual report for the year, which can be accessed here.