The Board of Football Victoria (FV) announced the appointment of Kimon Taliadoros as the organisation’s CEO, effective on Monday, 22 February 2021.
Acting FV President, Antonella Care, welcomed the appointment and said that “Mr Taliadoros’ extensive industry knowledge and commercial acumen would be invaluable in guiding Victorian football at this challenging time”, given that the state has been the hardest hit in Australia due to Covid-19.
Mr Taliadoros who served as interim CEO over the past six months in an honorary capacity had also been the organisation’s president for six year setting a cornerstone to FV’s growth and reform, championing women’s football with the Home of the Matildas in Melbourne.
“Kimon’s appointment has been made with our Clubs and participants top of mind”, Ms Care said. “His resilience and unwavering sense of duty, together with his strong leadership qualities and deep knowledge of football at all levels, gives us confidence that through FV we can put Victorian football back on the path to prosperity”, Ms Care said.
Ms Care said FV was focused on working with its member Clubs and stakeholders to navigate the legacy and impacts of the pandemic, with a view to restoring the game’s growth ambitions post Covid-19.
“As an organisation, we’re focused on continuing to grow participation numbers at all levels and formats of the game, across all ages, cultures and abilities, and among girls and women where interest has never been stronger. Importantly, this also means providing the facilities so people across Victoria can enjoy the game they love”, she said.
“Football Clubs – big and small – are an integral part of our social fabric. They bring people together, they shape local communities, and they play a critical role in promoting a healthy, cohesive society”, Ms Care said.
In accepting the role of CEO, Mr Taliadoros will formally resign from his position as President.
Ms Care will continue in her capacity as Acting President pending the outcome of elections to be held at Football Victoria’s AGM in May 2021, which she is expected to win.