Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell has emerged as a potential candidate to become Adelaide’s next CEO.
South Australian footy journalist Michelangelo Rucci has linked Campbell to the Crows job following Andrew Fagan’s resignation on the eve of the 2021 season.
Campbell, who has held the CEO position at the Bombers since 2014, is a SANFL premiership player with Sturt and has worked for the South Australian Government as an economic analyst.
“The framework is pretty clear what from John Olsen (Adelaide chairman) said,” Rucci told SEN SA Breakfast.
“It will be someone who knows South Australia, that usually means they’re South Australian, they know the nuances of South Australian football, someone who has had an active role at SANFL level more so than AFL level.
“If you look at what sort of field that is, they probably in the end go headhunting more so than wait for those applications.
“A name that has very much emerged over the weekend is Xavier Campbell, who is the chief executive at Essendon.
“I would think that Xavier Campbell’s name is going to become quite evident shortly. It won’t be a field that lacks quality, that’s for sure.”
AFLPA GM of Legal and Player Affairs James Gallagher and former West Coast football boss Craig Vozzo are also thought to be vying for the role.