Andrew Ireland is a former AFL player and former highly successful football administrator who was involved with several premierships throughout his career. Ireland joined the Sydney Swans in 2002 as General Manager of Football before taking over as CEO in September 2009, a role he held until his retirement in December 2018. Prior to these positions, he held the role of CEO at the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions between 1990-2001.
Ireland oversaw a strong and successful football program during his time at the Swans along with outstanding growth in commercial areas of the Club. He holds a Bachelor of Science, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Life Member of the AFL and the Sydney Swans. In December 2018, he was appointed as a Commissioner of Sport Australia.