Victory appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Melbourne Victory confirmed it has appointed Trent Jacobs as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Jacobs, who is currently the club's Chief Operating Officer, joined Melbourne Victory in 2007 and assumes the role vacated by Ian Robson in December.

Following an internal review and then a recruitment process with external consulting advice, Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro said Jacobs was ready to take the reins.

"Trent has served a long apprenticeship and possesses a deep understanding of the club and football landscape, so he thoroughly deserves the opportunity to be Chief Executive of our great football club," he said.

"Trent has worked across all facets of the business, as well as undertaking a variety of significant projects during his time with the club and has displayed all of the traits required to be an exceptional leader.”

"My fellow Directors and I were very impressed with Trent's vision for the club and where he plans to take it, so from that perspective we're in excellent hands," added Di Pietro.

Jacobs, 41, will commence his new role on Monday, March 19.

"I'm delighted and honoured to be appointed as Chief Executive of Melbourne Victory, a club that has become such an important part of my life and that of my family," he said.

"I would like to thank the Chairman and Directors for this opportunity, but also for their support and for ultimately backing me to take the club forward.

“This is such a unique club, with a short, yet very successful history. It's exciting to be able to capitalise on the strong foundations set, but also look to implement some new initiatives that will improve the experience for members, fans and our partners across the board."

"We will look to effect a seamless transition, continuing to provide support to the football department during two very important competitions, while working with all staff to shape our plans for next season and beyond," added Jacobs.