Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

FFA creates events department in structural change

FFA creates events department in structural change
November 10, 2014

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced the creation of a stand-alone Events Department as part of an organisational change in an on-going restructuring process led by Chief Executive David Gallop.

The new Department has been established to manage the expanding portfolio of national and international events run by FFA and will take over the management of the Hyundai A-League Finals Series, Foxtel A-League All Stars, Westfield W-League Final Series and all home internationals for the Socceroos and Westfield Matildas.

Nurturing fan engagement and improving event experience will be top priority for the new department, which will have a key liaison role with State and Territory Member Federations and all clubs competing in FFA events.

In addition, the new department will have responsibility for the events launched by FFA in the past year, featuring the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Finals Series and the Westfield FFA Cup.

Jacqui Hoban, currently General Manager, Events, has been promoted to Head of Events and will join the FFA Senior Management Team. Hoban has worked on a wide range of events projects for FFA for the past six years.

Hoban was the Project Manager for FFA’s non-football activities at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and will incorporate this senior role under the new arrangements, starting with the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Gallop said the latest changes were driven by FFA’s constant effort to achieve operational efficiency and ensure the national governing body was dynamic in adapting to changing circumstances and opportunities, explaining “the number, scope and importance of the events run by FFA have expanded rapidly over the past two years.

“The new department will give us a strategic focus on event management, in particular with commercial performance, cost control and co-ordination with external parties such as stadium managers and government agencies.

“I’m delighted to promote Jacqui Hoban as Head of Events. She’s not only the best qualified candidate for the job, but Jacqui’s on the mission of Australian football.

“It’s also pleasing that her appointment brings a better gender balance to my Senior Management Team with three female executives in an eight-member group.”

The organisational changes under David Gallop have seen the establishment of a department for Community and Women’s Football, overhauled the National Teams Unit and Technical functions, and restructured the Commercial Partnerships area.

David Gallop reaches his second anniversary as FFA Chief Executive on Wednesday (12th November).

30th November 2013 - FFA UNVEILS BLUEPRINT FOR FURTHER GROWTH OF WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

21st August 2012 - DAVID GALLOP TO REPLACE BEN BUCKLEY AS FFA CEO


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Pico Play

Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

REGUPOL

Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business