Football Queensland names new GC
A new general counsel will take the reins at Football Queensland.
The group’s vice-president Paula Robinson has been appointed the new general counsel and company secretary for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Ms Robinson brings extensive experience to the top job, having worked as a key adviser to the Queensland government as part of the bid to secure the hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition to being vice-president at Football Queensland, Ms Robinson holds a chair seat at both the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) and at Tennis Australia’s Gender Equality National Task Force.
Football Queensland president Ben Richardson congratulated Ms Robinson on her appointment, noting her expertise will be well received at the 2032 games.
“On behalf of Football Queensland, I’m delighted to congratulate Paula on her appointment as Brisbane 2032 general counsel,” Mr Richardson said.
“Paula’s appointment is a fitting acknowledgement of her outstanding achievements within the sports industry, which include leading the delivery of the legal and brand protection functions for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 during her time as partner [at] MinterEllison.
“It is wonderful to have an experienced individual of Paula’s calibre contributing to our games here in Australia in her vice-president role at Football Queensland, and we look forward to supporting her in this exciting new venture.”