Football Federation Australia appoints Peter Filopoulos as marketing and comms head

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has appointed Peter Filopoulos as head of marketing, communications and corporate affairs.

Filopoulos was the CEO of Football Victoria and has previously been the CEO of Perth Glory Football Club. His career spans a number of Australian sporting organisations including Swimming Australia and the Hawthorn Football Club.

Peter Filopoulos is the new head of marketing, communications and corporate affairs at FFA

Filopoulos’ new role has been expanded to include the three disciplines. Chief executive, James Johnson, said he was the perfect man for the job.

“Peter will bring an outstanding set of skills, experience, football knowledge and acumen to FFA,” Johnson said.

“He was the stand-out candidate during an extensive recruitment process. Peter is the ideal person to help us take control of and reset the Australian football narrative, and create a strong and unified voice for football, as outlined in the XI Principles.

“We want to tell Australian football’s story in all its diversity, and part of Peter’s responsibilities, as envisioned within the XI Principles, will be to develop a comprehensive Communications Strategy for FFA, on behalf of the whole football community.”

Filopoulos thanked Football Victoria for its support over the last two years.

“I owe a debt of gratitude to [Football Victoria president Kimon Taliadoros] and the Board for the vision and backing they have demonstrated in my time with FV and, of course, to the clubs and everyone across the game who has embraced what we’ve set out to do,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the team at FFA and supporting James in bringing to life the vision and strategic priorities he and the Board have laid out.”


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