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Former Essendon Bombers chief Robson joins Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory has announced the appointment of Ian Robson as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Robson departed his role with AFL club Essendon Bombers to take the reins at two-time A-League champions the Victory, replacing Richard Wilson who recently stepped down.

"Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce Ian Robson as our new Chief Executive. Ian has global experience in sports administration roles across two codes most recently, Essendon Football Club, but also the Hawthorn Football Club, Auckland Warriors, SuperLeague and SportsScotland in the UK," Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro said.

"Ian brings a great enthusiasm for the role of sport in the community, as well as experience at the CEO level in elite sport, and will be a valuable asset to the club as we look to build on the solid foundations laid over the past 18 months.

"We have been through a thorough process, engaging with a number of parties, giving us complete confidence that Ian is both suitable and extremely well qualified for the role.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Managing Director, Richard Wilson. We're very pleased with the contribution he has made over the past two and a half years, and confident that his contribution to the strategic plan will support the future growth of the club."

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