Perth Glory FC has announced Peter Filopoulos as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Filopoulos, currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Swimming Australia, heads to Perth with experience as the CEO of former NSL powerhouse South Melbourne FC during the 1990's.
He also held senior roles within AFL ranks, initially at Hawthorn and then at North Melbourne Football clubs, driving the marketing, sales and corporate portfolios.
Filopoulos, who is overseas with his family, said he was excited to be appointed CEO of Perth Glory FC and heads to Western Australia with one goal in mind.
“Perth Glory is a gem waiting to be polished. It set the benchmark of what a football club should be during the NSL and now it’s time to get the Glory days back on and off the field, for the benefit of the game the members and the fans," Filopoulos said.
“I want to be part of a Perth Glory that leaves its mark in history for the right reasons, to create an environment where everyone is left scrambling for a ticket at the gate.
“But we also want to instil a set of values and a culture that resonates with the community. If we can do that, then we’ve won half the battle."
The 47-year old made the CEO shortlist which included applicants from across Australia, the United States and the Middle-East.
Selection committee chairman Michael Brown said Filopoulos stood out from the crowd.
“After reviewing the shortlist, Peter was our preferred candidate and I think it’s safe to say that from here on, it will be a Perth Glory you haven’t seen before, for all the right reasons," Brown said.