Football Queensland (FQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Ciereszko as Group Finance Executive and Butrus Haider as Game Development Officer – Inclusion.
The recent appointments follow the release of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan for football in Queensland, where a number of key priorities, targets and strategic pillars were identified as a focus for the next three years.
Ciereszko’s appointment as FQ’s Group Finance Executive aligns with the development of a shared services model outlined in the strategic plan, to make managing and administering football across the state easier and more efficient.
With a wealth of experience in finance and corporate services, Ciereszko has worked across ASX-listed, privately owned and not-for-profit organisations and was most recently Head of Corporate Finance at Wesley Medical Research.
The experienced Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Manager and Corporate Services Executive joins FQ to implement a finance shared service model which will provide significant efficiency savings and improved quality of reporting across FQ’s ten zones.
Also outlined in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan is an emphasis on the growth of the game in Queensland through an increase in participation and the development of new products and game formats to make football more accessible across the state.
Over the next three years, FQ will work to provide opportunities for more people to participate in football, regardless of their age, cultural background or ability.
Recently-appointed Game Development Officer Butrus Haider will focus on the planning, development and implementation of inclusive programs state-wide to provide opportunities for more Queenslanders to be part of the game.
With a passion for sports, education and community engagement, Haider was formerly a Coaching Mentor at Multicultural Sports Club and a Sports Coordinator for local schools with Inala Community House.
In addition to his experience in previous roles, Haider has been heavily involved in the football community in Brisbane as a voluntary tournament organiser at Welcome to the Game and as President of South Sudanese Youth, where he has gained vast experience organising cultural festivals and community engagement events.