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FFA announce new CEO

Football Federation Australia have secured the signature of James Johnson to replace David Gallop as CEO.


Johnson will begin the role in January is currently working in Manchester for the City Football Group.


FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said Johnson was the united choice of the board.


'Football is in James’ soul. He has demonstrated that he is a collaborative leader and team player and brings global and local experience and networks to the FFA." Nikou said.


''Importantly he also understands the importance of developmental pathways and the grassroots of the code ... he is one of the few leaders in the sport who has spent his playing and executive career within the various stakeholder groups associated with football and in this time of change we think that matters.''


Johnson already has knowledge of the Australia football system after being a member of underage squads in the 1990's.


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