FFA announces senior management restructure

A new management structure that aims to improve organisational alignment, streamline decision-making and enable better service delivery to stakeholders was announced by FFA CEO David Gallop AM today.

The restructure will see current Head of Corporate Strategy, International & Government Relations Mark Falvo assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to his existing responsibilities, Falvo will also assume responsibility for Finance, Corporate Affairs & Communications and People & Culture.

“I congratulate Mark on his promotion to COO, a role he is familiar with from his time at the highly successful AFC Asian Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee. Mark’s deep knowledge of the mechanics of Australian football, combined with his new remit, will enhance FFA’s ability to execute it strategic priorities across the whole of the game,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

Head of Commercial, Digital & Marketing Luke Bould will assume the new title of Chief Commercial Officer and in doing so adopt an even greater focus on accelerating the commercial growth of football.

As part of the restructure, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs John Kent and Chief Financial Officer David Cohen will both depart the organisation.

“We are constantly evolving and looking to ensure that we can deliver on football’s uniquely broad agenda with a management structure which produces strategic alignment across our functions and operates smoothly for our stakeholders in the most cost-efficient way. I take this opportunity to thank John and David for their enormous efforts in their time at FFA,” said Gallop.