South Melbourne FC wishes to advise of the following changes to the Club’s Board of Management and its Administrative staff ahead of the 2015 season.
Dr George Triantos has decided to step down from being on the Board of Management to instead focus on his professional career. Dr Triantos has been a Director of the Club since 2007 and has overseen many events and key moments in the Club’s recent history. Dr Triantos’ main portfolios involved being Director of Corporate Sales, Events, Media and Marketing, as well as assisting across a number of other portfolios. He has also been at the forefront of the media team which over the past 5 years has established itself as one of the most innovative in Australian football. By doing so, he has also assisted with the growing South social media pages and the implementation of major projects such as SMFC TV.
He will also be best remembered for the two major events that assisted us in celebrating our magical 50 year milestone. This included a memorable season launch on the pitch at Bob Jane Stadium and of course the glittering anniversary Gala Ball hosted at Crown Palladium.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Club President Leo Athanasakis was deeply saddened by the news. “We would like to thank George for his enormous eight years on the board of our club. His work with our Corporate Partners, throughout the media and marketing and organising all of our club events has been magnificent and we will miss having him involved around the club. We would like to wish him the best for the new chapter in his life.”
Peter Kokotis was appointed as the South Melbourne FC General Manager in late 2011. Throughout his three years in the role, Peter contributed enormously as the Club drove to increase corporate sponsorship. As a result of his hard work, close to forty businesses committed to the Club in 2014. While Peter was unable to commit to the role in 2015, South Melbourne FC’s Board of Management have decided to restructure the General Manager’s role. As a result, Peter will continue to assist the Club albeit in a different capacity whilst also pursuing other business interests.
South Melbourne FC is very pleased to confirm the appointment of John Kyrou as the Club’s Office Manager. Many would know John from his work as presenter on both SMFC TV and South Radio over the last five years. The life-long South fan has been volunteering at the Club for the past decade and has also played a leading role in the Media and Marketing team. John will commence his new role in late January and will be joined in the office by George Kouroumalis, who will continue to oversee the operations of the Club’s Marketing and Media department on a daily basis.
South Melbourne FC thanks Dr George Triantos for all of his excellent work throughout the past eight years and wishes him the very best for the future. The Club also thanks Peter Kokotis for his hard work as General Manager over the past three years and looks forward to working with him in a different capacity in 2015.
Finally, South Melbourne FC wishes both John Kyrou and George Kouroumalis the very best as they look to drive the Club into a new and fresh era in 2015.