Andrew Dillon
Australian Football League

Andrew DillonAndrew Dillon began his AFL Career in August 2000 as Legal Counsel and was appointed General Manager – Legal and Business Affairs in July 2004.  In December 2011, was appointed as General Manager of National and International Development and General Counsel. In 2013 was Appointed General Manager, Legal, Integrity and Compliance in addition to General Counsel. In March 2017, in addition to the role of General Counsel, General Manager of Integrity and Compliance, Dillon took on the responsibility of Game Development, which saw him responsible for all the community and state football leagues, community and state football facilities and infrastructure and the relationships with all AFL state bodies. In July 2021, Dillon acted as Executive General Manager Football Operations in addition to his other duties and was formally appointed that position in September 2021. On May 1st 2023, Dillon was formally announced as the new AFL CEO and will officially take over from Gillon McLachlan on October 2nd 2023.

Has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne and a post-graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. Undertook Articled Clerkship at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 1994 and was subsequently employed as a solicitor in Corrs’ Commercial Division. From October 1997 to August 2000, worked as in-house legal counsel at Village Roadshow Limited before joining the AFL.

Andrew Dillon played 290 games with Old Xaverians Football Club in the VAFA (1989-2005), playing in six A Grade Premierships and Life Member of the club. He represented VAFA on two occasions and played two Reserves game with Mansfield in Goulburn Valley Football League 2011. Served as an Old Xaverians Committee member from 1998 to 2003, Assistant Coach at Old Xavs 2011-212, and has coached Kew Comets junior Girls football 2014 – 2018.

Updates from the National 2015 Group

Champions of Change National 2015 Group

Andrew Dillon is a Member of the Champions of Change National 2015 Group. Based in Victoria, the National 2015 Group represents some of Australia’s most significant local, national and international organisations. Members work within and across their organisations to improve the representation of women in leadership positions and non-traditional roles.