Football Victoria Appoints Lee Sammartino to Board

Football Victoria (FV) announces today that Lee Sammartino has been appointed to the FV Board of Directors.

Mr Sammartino, an experienced senior business leader within the financial services industry, was appointed following a public call for expressions of interest and a thorough interview process.

FV President Kimon Taliadoros congratulated and welcomed him to the board.

“Lee is passionate about building high performing teams and looks forward to delivering positive, values-driven social and commercial outcomes through football. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Football Victoria Board,” Mr Taliadoros said.

“Lee brings to the Board a solid background in forming new strategic alliances with employers, associations and unions, resulting in better outcomes for members. He has successfully managed large sales and service teams nationally and developed new products and partnerships to grow and retain membership.”

Mr Sammartino is currently Principal, Client Relationships at Rice Warner who provide consulting, research and technology solutions to financial services industry participants.

Previously, he held a number of senior leadership roles and was Acting Chief Operating Officer at legalsuper, Global Digital Group Account Director at WME Australia and General Manager, Marketing & Communications at LUCRF Super.  Lee holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Education and Training and a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Lee also played the beautiful game from the age of 5.  He played at a number of clubs including Sunshine Heights Junior SC, Green Gully SC, Altona City, Brimbank Stallions FC and ended his playing days at Brunswick Pumas.  As a junior footballer, he was a Western Region Representative.

Mr Sammartino described himself as strongly aligning to the FV values of Respect, Integrity, Unity, Leadership and Inclusive.

“Football is part of my DNA and soul. It has provided me with a strong foundation for life.  I am very much looking forward to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the game that has taught me so much and it’s an honour to give back by serving the FV Board on behalf of its members,” Mr Sammartino said.