FFA executive exodus continues with Bould departure

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Another Football Federation Australia executive is set to leave the governing body, with chief commercial officer Luke Bould announcing he's departing at the end of November.

Bould, who held the position for almost six years, is the latest high-profile departure from the FFA just days after head of national performance Luke Casserly's exit was announced.

As well as Bould and Casserly, head of women's football Emma Highwood departed in July while chief executive David Gallop has also announced he's exiting his role by the end of the year.

It's understood the executive clear-out is part of an internal realignment following the decision to hand over control of the A-League to club owners.

An internal review of the FFA's operational structure is pending and it's unclear if there will be further departures within the executives at the organisation.

During his time with the organisation, Bould secured the game's biggest broadcast deal with Fox Sports in 2016 and recently signed a partnership with ABC to show A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas matches on the national broadcaster.

Bould said the emergence of the Matildas and the growth of women's football had been the development he was most proud of during his time in the role.

"With cooperation across the game, football will continue to grow in Australia and reach the heights to which it aspires. I'll enjoy watching that growth as a fan," Bould said.

Source AAP