Paula Robinson has been named Football Queensland’s President in a historic election following the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, 13 May.
“Paula boasts exceptional experience in sports governance as Chair of the Queensland Academy of Sport and General Counsel and Company Secretary for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, and with her knowledge of the organisation as the former Deputy Chair, there is no more capable person to lead Football Queensland as we embark on one of the most exciting periods in the organisation’s history,” Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“As we strive towards FQ’s 50/50 gender parity participation target, the election of Paula as the first female President in the organisation’s 61-year history and the current 50/50 representation on the FQ Board reflects the unwavering commitment of the Board, management and FQ members to deliver our vision of the game, one that truly reflects our community and the incredibly bright future for football here in Queensland.
“I look forward to working with Paula in her new role as President and the wider FQ Board.”
“I’m delighted to be elected as President of Football Queensland and even more honoured to be the first woman to hold this role,” Robinson said.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of outgoing FQ President Ben Richardson, who in his time with Football Queensland has done amazing work for the Queensland football community.
“2023 will be one of the biggest years our game has ever seen, and I’m excited to work with my fellow Board Directors to continue building a strong legacy for football here in Queensland.”
Appointed Director Matt McKay was also elected to the FQ Board of Directors at the 2022 AGM and will continue to serve on the Board as an Elected Director alongside Paula Robinson, Amy Chapman, Jackie Knight, Ross Thompson and Nigel Fanning.