Adelaide United have confirmed that Chief Executive Officer, Grant Mayer, has resigned from the club.
Mayer was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2015, overseeing the Club’s history-making Championship and Premiership double of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 campaign.
In what he has described as “the most gratifying role” of his career, Mayer said: “This was a difficult decision for me to make because I have loved every minute of my time here at Adelaide United.
MAYER ON HIS RESIGNATION
“I want to thank the Club’s board and sponsors, the Club’s devoted members, the Red Army, and all Adelaide United fans for their unwavering support during my time here and I’ll be forever thankful for the opportunity they gave to me in this wonderful sporting code.
“This was the most gratifying role of my career to date and the greatest highlight I’ve experienced would have to be the opportunity to host and win the Hyundai A-League Grand Final in South Australia and at the Adelaide Oval.
“I will remain in South Australia in my next role as Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Jockey Club, but I will continue to be an avid fan of this Club and this sport in Australia.”
CHAIRMAN PAYS TRIBUTE
Adelaide United Chairman, Greg Griffin, said he was disappointed to be losing someone so instrumental in the Club’s recent successes, but thanked Mayer for his invaluable contribution over the last two years.
“On behalf of Adelaide United’s board, sponsors, coaches, players, staff, and fans I want to thank Grant for his leadership and hard work from the moment he accepted the role with the Club as Chief Executive Officer.
“I am, of course, disappointed to see Grant leave our Club, but understand his ambitions and respect his decision.
“We will begin the process of looking for a suitable and experienced replacement for Grant, but I am positive the current management team at the Club will continue to lead us in the right direction.
“Grant’s knowledge of sporting administration and the nature of sport in this country is outstanding and it is for this reason that we have appointed Grant an Advisory Board Member of Adelaide United.”
Speaking on his new role, Mayer said: “I’m thankful to Greg and the Adelaide United board for affording me the opportunity to remain involved with the Club and I am excited to be part of many more successes in the coming years as the Reds return to the top of the Hyundai A-League.”
Mayer will conclude his time at Adelaide United on Wednesday, 27 September.