Chris Nikou elected new Chairman of Football Federation Australia


The members of Football Federation Australia elected four new members onto the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

The newly elected members are Heather Reid, Joseph Carrozzi, Chris Nikou and Remo Nogarotto. They join Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray on the Board.

Following the AGM, the directors met and elected Chris Nikou as the new Chairman of the Board and Heather Reid as Deputy Chair.

Mr Nikou said it was a great honour to lead the Board of Football Federation Australia (FFA).

“I look forward to working with the members of the new Board with a renewed sense of purpose for the whole of the game. Today’s Annual General Meeting is a defining moment for our sport. The expanded congress has spoken, and we now come together as a football community to commence a new era for our game,” he said.

The FFA Annual General Meeting was attended by new members of the expanded congress.

The new congress comprises 29 members including Member Federations, A-League Clubs, Women’s Football Council and the Players Member (the PFA).

The members also passed resolutions to grant qualifying member status to Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) and Football Coaches Australia (FCA) and the under the FFA constitution.

A vote to grant AAFC twelve months advanced status as a qualifying member on the FFA congress was not carried.

Outgoing FFA Chairman Steven Lowy said: “It has been an honour to serve as Chairman of FFA and to have been able to build upon the strong foundation put in place by previous boards.”

“It is now up to the new FFA board to protect the gains already made and take our game to new heights. This remains my fervent hope and I wish the incoming custodians of our great game the very best in realising the enormous potential of football in Australia,” he said.

Earlier today an Extraordinary General Meeting was held to confirm the chair of Women’s Council.

The Independent Chair elected by the Nominations Committee and ratified by the Members is Ros Moriarty. The members of the newly formed Council appointed by stakeholder groups are: Maha Abdo, Erica Berchtold, Caroline Carnegie, Sue Crow, Elise Kellond-Knight, Fran Sankey,

Janette Spencer, Alex Wilkinson and Lydia Williams.