Central Coast Mariners have today appointed Shaun Mielekamp as the club's new Chief Executive Officer.
The former Western Sydney Wanderers' General Manager of Commercial & Consumer Business, Mielekamp will work as one of the club’s executives alongside Kathryn Duncan (Finance Director) and Tony Walmsley (Technical Director/Head Coach) who make up the club’s senior management, reporting directly to Executive Vice Chairman, Peter Storrie.
Storrie noted the recruitment of Mielekamp as a great pick up for the Mariners and said that the club will benefit greatly from his experience in sports administration, local knowledge and strategic partnerships
“I am delighted that Shaun has joined us, who we identified as the person that the Mariners needed to expand our commercial and sponsorship network,” Storrie said.
“Shaun’s appointment has now given us one of the strongest executive teams in the Hyundai A-League, that works as one with our supporters and commercial clients that will give the club sustainability on the coast, along with entertaining, free flowing, attacking football.
“Shaun who lives in the Central Coast has a strong back ground in sport that he will bring to the club, as his record with the Wanderers shows. This will indeed be one of our very successful “transfers” this season.
“He will, I am sure, have a long and successful career at the club and I look forward to working with him,” Storrie said.
Mielekamp said he is excited to hit the ground running at Central Coast Mariners HQ.
“From the moment I first met Peter Storrie I was impressed and excited by the future direction of the Central Coast Mariners. This was reaffirmed when I had the chance to spend quality time with Mike Charlesworth that gave me the confidence to know the Mariners and the Central Coast are an innovative and exciting place to further my career.
“Having lived in the coast for the last nine years, this is where my family, friends and future are which provides me all the passion and drive to make sure the Mariners continue to be one of the most successful football clubs in the Hyundai A-league.
“The Central Coast Mariners continue to be a leader in community engagement for sport and ensures that the Central Coast has a national identity, this is something special that everyone will want to be a part of and the main factor in my decision to join the Central Coast Mariners,” Mielekamp said.
The Central Coast Mariners also confirmed that Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bruce Stalder will depart the club.