Matt Carroll has been named Fiona De Jong's replacement as the new CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee.
Vastly-experienced sports administrator Matt Carroll has been appointed as the new CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee.
Carroll replaces Fiona De Jong who announced her resignation in October last year.
Over 25 years in sports administration in Australia, Carroll has worked in several stints in rugby union including as deputy CEO of the ARU and general manager for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, served as head of the A-League for the FFA and was most recently CEO of Sailing Australia.
He was also interim chief operating officer and adviser to Japan Rugby ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Long-serving AOC president John Coates says Carroll was selected from 322 potential candidates following a worldwide search.
Carroll's experience working in Japan would have benefits as the AOC prepare for three big events in Asia: the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and as Australia pursues invitations for the Asian Games in 2022 and 2026.