FFA CEO David Gallop Atop List Of Potential Replacements For ARU CEO Bill Pulver
Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop could become the first person to lead three of Australia's four football codes after "emerging as a shock candidate" to replace Bill Pulver as Australian Rugby Union CEO, according to Dean Ritchie of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Former National Rugby League CEO Gallop is "one of several administrators with NRL experience being considered to take over rugby." The ARU is yet to contact Gallop but his name has been discussed "among rugby union powerbrokers after Pulver announced last week he was quitting." Gallop, 52, was a "highly successful" NRL CEO for 10 years before "rejuvenating football in Australia" as FFA CEO. Another former NRL CEO, David Moffett, has "also been linked to the vacancy," as have Canterbury CEO Raelene Castle, Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White and former Cronulla player Greg Harris, who has had a "decorated career" as the former Rugby Union Players Association, NSW Waratahs and Western Force CEO (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 8/15).