Ben Buckley at an FFA function
29 June 1967 |
|Education||Bachelor of Science|
|Employer||Nike, Inc. (1994–1996)
EA Sports (1996–1999)
|Children||Billy Buckley, Charlie Buckley|
Benjamin "Ben" Buckley (born 29 June 1967) is an Australian businessman, former Australian Rules Footballer and current chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia.
He has four children - Tess, Jack, Billy and Charlie
Buckley was then appointed the Australian Football League's General Manager responsible for broadcasting, strategy and major projects, before becoming Chief Operating Officer, a position which he held until 2006, when it was announced on 8 November 2006 that he will replace John O'Neill as Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia. Led unsuccessful bid to bring FIFA World Cup to Australia.
On 21 August 2012 it was announced he had stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia. At the same time, it was announced he would be replaced by former Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League David Gallop 
Currently Buckley is the Executive Director in Foxtel, overseeing and managing sports contents within this Broadcast media company.
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