Posted February 09, 2018 07:11:52The AFL’s next chief executive is to be formally sworn in at the company’s headquarters in Melbourne on Wednesday, with the next round of executive meetings scheduled for Thursday.
Andrew Demetriou is set to be the first AFL chief executive since its merger with the National Basketball League (NBA) in 2019.
The AFL is expected to announce Demetris as the new boss on Thursday.
He is the first chief executive of a publicly traded AFL company to be born in Western Australia, after being appointed to the position by the WA Government in October 2019.
Demetrios appointment was the latest in a series of key changes to the AFL since the merger in 2019, including a major overhaul of the AFL Commission, the AFL’s national governing body.
It was also the second time an AFL chief has been born in WA.
Former coach Michael Maguire was born in Perth in 1969 and has been chief executive for 16 years.
The former WAFL chief executive and the first person born in the state since the AFL merger was Gary Ablett, who was born and raised in the Gold Coast.