AFL Europe Appoint New CEO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AFL Europe is pleased to announce Megan Hession has been appointed CEO. 

An experienced sports administrator, Megan will be based in London and will oversee the 21-member nation’s individual competitions while continuing to promote the game and oversee its development in Europe.

Originally from the United States, Megan arrives in London with a wealth of experience. After working for more than a decade in financial trading technology in New York and London, Megan started a sports management company in Europe that expanded to Dubai and New York. Her work focused on EPL player welfare and the organisation of high-performance training camps and sports event management in the Middle East.

Megan is no stranger to the AFL after organising Port Adelaide's last two pre-season training camps in Dubai.

Megan said she was thrilled to be starting the role. 

“I am absolutely delighted to be here. Very rarely does a sporting role become available where you can make an impact at so many levels.  The key element of my position is to ensure that AFL Europe supports the development of our member nations.  I also intend on pursuing commercial outcomes so that the organisation has the ability to grow,” she said.

“Building on existing programs and identifying new opportunities will also be a focus. We will look to expand junior development programs, continue to develop the professionalism of tournaments and events and create more advocates for AFL Europe.

“We have an unbelievably passionate group of over 6000 people who volunteer their time to play, coach, umpire and organise a broad range of football programs and we aim to support them.”

Megan takes the reigns from Ben MacCormack who has returned to Australia with his young family.

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