John Tsatsimas appointed CEO of Football NSW


Football NSW has announced the appointment of experienced football administrator, John Tsatsimas, as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  

The former Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers (WSW) CEO joins the NSW Member Federation at an exciting period of growth and rejuvenation for the sport, following the recent release of the Football NSW Strategic Plan 2023-2026.  

Boasting an extensive understanding of the NSW and Australian footballing landscape, Tsatsimas was humbled by the opportunity to lead Football NSW. 

“I am incredibly honoured to be appointed CEO and am eager to begin engaging and working collaboratively with the various stakeholders that form part of the wider Football NSW family,” he said. 

“The organisation is guided by an outstanding Board who brings a diverse array of talents and experiences, while sharing a deep love for the game. Just as importantly, they have an aligned vision for where the sport needs to move towards. 

“It is vitally important that football in NSW remains aspirational, inclusive for all, and that Football NSW, as a governing body, is constantly progressing. 

“I look forward to working closely with the staff, Chair Gilbert Lorquet, and the Football NSW Board to ensure we can make significant progress off the back of some exciting times ahead for the sport.” 

Football NSW Chair, Gilbert Lorquet, was thrilled with the new appointment. 

“John is an innovator and a visionary, and I am delighted he will be joining Football NSW as the new CEO,” he said.  

“He will add tremendous value as a leader, building on our purpose of facilitating the best experience for all, and delivering on our mission to lead and support the growth of football across all cultures and communities,” 

Tsatsimas’ passion for football started at an early age with Parramatta City Football Club, before undertaking a range of playing, coaching and administration roles with various Associations and NPL NSW clubs.

In addition to ten years at the WSW, including time as the Foundation General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and CEO, Tsatsimas has also spent time in a consultant role with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), adding to his all-encompassing knowledge of the game. 

Replacing outgoing CEO Stuart Hodge, Tsatsimas will commence his new role on Monday, 5th December 2022. 




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