Adelaide United chief quits for indigenous role

Adelaide United CEO Glenn Elliott has resigned to develop the club’s football and indigenous programs in the Northern Territory.

Elliott, whose resignation becomes effective on June 1, will take up a consultancy in the Territory where the Reds already have an active Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth program.

Adelaide is focused on developing the code in indigenous communities and linking its work with existing education and health initiatives.

Elliott became CEO in 2010 when the SA consortium took over the club. He was previously the CEO of the North Adelaide Football Club and has been involved with sporting clubs for more than 18 years.

Speaking of the move the former AFL footballer said: “The club has improved both on and off the field, in particular in the areas of communication and engagement with the fans.

“I am proud to resign as CEO with a good foundation in place at United.”

The United Board said it looked forward to Elliott's involvement with the NT programs.

Football Director Michael Petrillo will become acting Chief Executive Officer from June 1, 2014, while the Board considers a long-term replacement.