Gold Coast Suns Appoint New CEO

By Community | October 9, 2014

Gold Coast Suns have appointed chief operating officer Andrew Travis as the AFL club’s new chief executive.

Travis had been acting CEO at the Suns following the departure of Travis Auld to the AFL’s executive last month.

The 44-year-old, who has been COO at the Suns since their inception, will take up the role immediately and lead the hunt for a new head coach following last week’s sacking of Guy McKenna.

Travis said he was looking forward to taking on the role.

“It is a very exciting time to be at the Suns, with a playing list that is the envy of the league, and a great stadium,” he said in a statement.

Suns chairman John Witheriff said Travis had beaten over 100 applicants to the position.

He comes to the job with a deep understanding of our club, a passion for the next stage of our journey, and ready to hit the ground running as CEO,” Witheriff said.

“Andrew has the respect of the club and the industry, and his strong relationships across the AFL will deliver for the Gold Coast Suns.”