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Soccer: Capital Football appoints Phil Brown as chief executive replacing Heather Reid

New Capital Football chief executive Phil Brown.
New Capital Football chief executive Phil Brown. Photo: Chris Nesci

Capital Football has appointed experienced football administrator Phil Brown as its new chief executive to replace the outgoing Heather Reid.

Brown will begin his position on April 18 and has spent the past four years as the head of football at Football NSW.

He has also been a project manager at Football Federation Australia, an event manager with the Asian Football Confederation and was involved in the bidding process to bring the 2015 Asian Cup to Australia.

"I am honoured to be given the opportunity to serve Capital Football in the capacity of CEO, and would like to extend my thanks to Mark O'Neill as chair of the board for the trust placed in me," Brown said.

"I would also like to acknowledge the significant achievements of Heather Reid, who has been instrumental in driving the popularity of football and futsal in the region.

"I very much look forward to working with the clubs, administrators and volunteers to continue to enhance and support the participation and development programs offered to Capital Football's clubs, players, coaches and referees.

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"I am humbled by the opportunity, and relish the challenge ahead."

Brown will attend a member federation and A-League club meeting with Reid at FFA offices in Sydney on Monday.

His first duties in Canberra will be at Capital Football's annual general meeting on March 30.

Reid announced in February she would step down as Capital Football CEO after 12 years in the role.

She will take on a consultancy role with Capital Football for 12 months to help with Brown's transition.