Australian Olympic Committee Hire New CEO

March 14, 2017

Matt Carroll has been appointed as the new CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), following an extensive global search from recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson.

Over 320 potential candidates were considered to replace Fiona de Jong, with Carroll’s broad experience marking him out as the outstanding candidate.

Carroll has more than 25 years of sports administrative experience, including as deputy chief executive of Australian Rugby Union.

He was also general manager for the 2003 World Cup and held roles at Football Federation Australia and Australian Sailing.

In addition, he served as chief organising officer and executive adviser to Japan Rugby in the early years of preparation for the the 2019 World Cup.

In January, an advert for the position said that the new chief executive would play a key role in a possible Australian bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Brisbane are already readying a bid for the 2028 Games, but that ambition could be waylaid if the IOC award 2028 hosting rights in September.