Bonita Mersiades

FIFA reform activist, Writer, Publisher, Freelance,,

Bonita Mersiades has worked at senior executive levels within federal government and the not-for-profit sector in Australia. Her experience in football has given her a insight into both FIFA and football at all levels in Australia. 

As well as growing up in the game, and being involved at the grassroots level as a volunteer for many years, Mersiades has worked for a former national soccer league club, for a state federation, as team manager for the national men’s team the ‘Socceroos’ and as head of corporate and public affairs with Football Federation Australia (FFA) until her departure in January 2010.

She is a FIFA reform activist and was co-founder of the former advocacy group, #NewFIFANow. She is a writer and publisher, and founder of Australia’s first Football Writers’ Festival.

Read also:  The need for reform in FIFA and The bid: Secrets of the battle to host the World Cup 

Presentations at Play the Game conferences:

Whistleblowing – The Fifth Pillar of Democracy - Play the Game 2015

Managing the Main Game - Play the Game 2013

Playng the game: Australian's bid to host the World Cup - Play the Game 2013

Focussed on the Main Game - Play the Game 2011

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