Football Federation Australia (FFA) will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday the 21st of November to decide who will be included on the FFA’s board as one of the directors.
In a report by The Sydney Morning Herald’s Vince Rugari, there are four names who have been nominated by FFA’s congress.
All four nominees are vying for two spare spots on the panel, with the double void left by Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray who were directors during the Lowy era and had resigned before the upcoming AGM.
With the pending changes to be made, the flow on affect will be how it impacts the path towards a second division or national championship.
A step in the right direction must be made now to ensure it can be smooth sailing for the planned league structure going forward, which the new board wouldn’t want to stall on.
As to who could join the panel, each of them have unique and different backgrounds and while not directly linked to football, they have all put themselves in the running with different attributes and credentials.
These have been reported to be Shane Healy, Carla Wilshire, Robyn FitzRoy and John Marinopoulos.
Healy has been the media and communications manager for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne since 2015 but has been more prominent as the general member of radio station 3AW and sister station 6PR in Perth spanning across 15 years.
Wilshire is the chief executive officer for Migration Council Australia which is a not-for-profit advocacy and research body that she helped build from the ground up following her time as chief of staff to the federal minister for multicultural affairs.
FitzRoy is the founder and principal of Ixion Corporation, a board governance consultancy. Beforehand, he was working in the banking sector.
Marinopoulos is a Melbourne-based partner for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, that concentrates on infrastrcuture and urban renewal. PwC took over the reigns from consultancy firm Strategic Intelligence late in 2016, which Marinopoulos was a founder of.
Two of the four losted above will join the current board including chairman Chris Nikou, Joseph Carrozzi, Remo Nogarotto, Mark Bresciano and Amy Duggan. Heather Reid the deputy chair is currently on leave of absence due to medical reasons but will most likely regain her place when she returns.