Chief Executive Officer, Football Federation Australia
David Gallop was appointed Chief Executive of Football Federation Australia in November 2012.
David enters the world of Football with a rich sporting background having been Chief Executive of the National Rugby League for over a decade where he guided the game through its most successful era in terms of crowds, television ratings and commercial success. Prior to this he held the Legal Adviser role to the game, since its inception in 1997.
One of the most respected sporting administrators in the country he was appointed to the restructured Australian Sports Commission in 2008 and is currently the Deputy Chairman.
A winner of the Australian Sports Administrator of the Year Award (2006) and the NSW Sports Administrator of the Year (2002), Mr Gallop was also the Secretary of the Rugby League International Federation from 1998 to 2011.
A law graduate and a former first grade cricketer, David is known for a considered approach in dealing with complex issues and for his ability to combine the passion of sport with the realities of a competitive business world.
David grew up in Canberra. He is 48 years old and is married with two children.