August 3, 2020
SANFL Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson has today announced he will be stepping down from his role at the end of the organisation’s financial year, October 31, 2020.
Mr Parkinson advised the South Australian Football Commission of his resignation from SANFL, which comes after six years in the role, to explore new career options.
“I am extremely proud of the achievements of my team and the organisation over the past six years,” Mr Parkinson said.
“However, I believe the time is now right for a future CEO to lead SANFL as it establishes the next phase of its strategic direction.
“Likewise, it is the right time for me personally to explore what the next chapter in my career might be.”
SA Football Commission Chairman The Hon. Rob Kerin said that since joining SANFL in 2014 as CEO, Mr Parkinson had executed the Commission’s strategic intent to be a football-focused organisation and achieved SANFL’s vision to enable healthier, more connected lives through the enjoyment of football.
Among his key achievements in the role were:
“Jake has shown tremendous leadership over the past six years, most recently dedicating himself to ensuring the future viability of SANFL, its Clubs and Community Football in ensuring a return to competition in South Australia which is beyond that of any other state,” Mr Kerin said.
“On behalf of the Commission I would like to thank Jake for his passion and hard work for the League which, under his leadership, has ensured the organisation is in a strong position for the future.”