John Marinopoulos is Melbourne born and bred. He achieved a Master's Degree in Science Statistics at Monash University. He is a corporate strategist currently working as an advisor at accounting firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) where Joseph Carrozzi is managing partner. 

Marinopoulos founded infrastructure intelligence firm Strategic Intelligence Group but it was acquired by PWC back in 2016. 

According to the Daily Telegraph, he wants to help unify the game, address the cost of football nationwide, and deliver facilities and improved infrastructure. 

His background as a strategist and current role as Principal of Value Advisory Partners puts him in good stead. In that role he currently works with both the private and government sectors to identify and enhance value from infrastructure projects.

Marinopoulos takes an interest in a wide variety of sports including being an avid supporter of Liverpool FC and AFL club St Kilda. 


Wilshere has spent the last seven and a half years as CEO of the Migration Council of Australia following a career in political advisory and assistant positions. 

She was nominated by Football Victoria and seconded by Football South Australia. 

With board member Remo Nogarotto currently the only constituent with government experience as former state director of the NSW Liberal Party, Wilshere could add more government expertise. 

She served as Chief of Staff to Multicultural Affairs Minister (Maurie Ferguson MP), Minister for Sport (Sen. Mark Abib) and Minister for Innovation (Sen. Kim Carr) in Julia Gillard's second ministry. 

Wilshire holds to honours from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Economics and a Master's Degree in International Studies (China). 

Wilshere's government experience and connections may prove useful to the FFA which is currently turbo-charging its efforts in government relations.