James Johnson named new CEO of Football Federation Australia

SYDNEY (AP) -- The former head of professional football at FIFA has been named the new chief executive officer of Football Federation Australia.

FFA said in a statement Friday that James Johnson, most recently the senior vice president of external affairs for City Football Group in Manchester, England, would take over his new role in January.

Johnson, a former under-17 player for Australia, worked with FIFA from 2014-2018. He also has had posts with the Asian Football Confederation and Professional Footballers Australia.

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