Basil Scarsella

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Basil Scarsella (born in Italy) is an Australian businessman. He is a former CEO of ETSA Utilities and Northern Gas Networks. He is the current CEO of UK Power Networks, formerly EDF Energy Networks. He was also President of the Oceania Football Confederation between 2000 and 2003, and is a former Member of the Executive Committee of FIFA.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in the September 1955 near Rome, Scarsella moved to Australia from Italy in the early 1960s.[2]

Working life[edit]

Scarsella was CEO of ETSA Utilities in Adelaide, South Australia.[2]

Between 2005 and 2011 Scarsella was CEO of Northern Gas Networks, a company that manages the gas distribution network in the north of England.[2][3]


Playing career[edit]

Scarsella played as a goalkeeper for Campbelltown City.[2][4]


After finishing playing he entered football administration, becoming chairman of Soccer Australia.[2]

Scarsella was President of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in the early 2000s when FIFA promised and subsequently reneged on direct entry for the top OFC team to the World Cup finals tournament. In 2003, he resigned after OFC members passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership.[2][5][6]

In 2003 Scarsella became inaugural president of National Soccer League club Adelaide United.[7]



  1. ^ UK Power Networks. "Meet Our Executive Management Team". Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ginns, Bernard (10 November 2009). "Profile – Basil Scarsella: The boss who stayed on the ball for a fresh challenge in Britain". Yorkshire Post. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Organisation Structure". Northern Gas Networks. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Basil Scarsella". Football Federation Australia – Hall of Fame. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  5. ^ Cockerill, Michael (22 July 2003). "Oceania executive backs Scarsella". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  6. ^ Maddaford, Terry (8 September 2003). "Soccer: Scarsella resigns after island rejection". NZ Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Adelaide United to replace Force". The Age. 12 September 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2010.