AFF CEO MacGowan resigns

Words: AFF Media

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Picture: Phototek

Auckland Football Federation Chief Executive, Bill MacGowan, today announced his resignation, effective immediately.

In making the announcement, MacGowan who has held the position for the past year said, “I am leaving Auckland Football Federation at a time when the organisation has experienced a major turnaround from where it was last year. We have built strong community partnerships that have enabled us to make a significant difference to our members, and the growth of football in general.”

“I’ve been fortunate to work with a great team of people at AFF building a strong base for future success and growth. It has been a privilege to be in this role, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity given to me by our Chairman, Glyn Taylor and the Auckland Football Board, and acknowledge the enormous support of everyone connected with the federation,” MacGowan added.

MacGowan has resigned because of a personal health issue and Auckland Football Federation Chairman, Glyn Taylor, thanked him for his contribution to the rapid growth of Auckland Football during his tenure.

“Bill has given us a very solid platform for our future, building strong community support, contributing to our success and a positive profile and image in the community.”

“Under Bill’s leadership we have built a powerful connection with our members, partnerships with our stakeholders including community organisations, grass roots football in a highly competitive market.”

“It was critical for Auckland Football to achieve early success midway through 2016 and also build a responsible and sustainable operation with good governance, a positive culture and making a difference to the community. We thank Bill for his excellent contribution and wish him well,” Taylor said.

Interim CEO Bob Patterson will continue in the role until the search for a permanent full-time replacement is launched.

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