Football Queensland appoints new Chief Operating Officer


Football Queensland Chief Executive Officer Geoff Foster today announced the appointment of Graham Lee as Football Queensland’s new Chief Operating Officer.


Mr Lee previously served Football Queensland as Communications, Media, Marketing and IT Manager and replaces previous COO Ben Mannion, who resigned from the position earlier this month.


With 10 years experience in football administration, including roles as club volunteer administrator and professional administrator for both regional and state bodies, Mr Lee brings to the position invaluable first-hand experience of the challenges and opportunities for Clubs and Member Zones.


He also brings more than 20 years’ experience in risk management, strategy development and service management across government, outsourcing, insurance and telecommunications sectors and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Business (Sports Management).


Mr Lee has a passion and commitment to football, as a volunteer and administrator, and still regularly participates after first playing football 42 years ago.


Respected at all levels of the sport, he has served in media roles at the highest levels of the game, volunteering with Football Federation Australia with the Socceroos, and the Asian Football Confederation on the AFC Champions League.


He is also a member of several groups at Football Federation Australia driving the use of technology in the sport’s administration.


“As Chief Operating Officer, Graham will provide the leadership, direction and overall management of the operational activities and services of Football Queensland,” said CEO Geoff Foster.


“With his reputation as an experienced administrator and his understanding of the requirements of the national body, associations, clubs, members, partners and participants, Graham can make a significant contribution to take this organisation to the next phase of its growth.”