Brown to oversee Glory changes

Asian Cup Local Organising Committee chief executive Michael Brown has been appointed to oversee a restructure at Perth Glory.

Brown led the team that organised a successful Asian Cup in January, when strong crowds and TV audiences watched on as the Socceroos claimed the title.

The former Cricket Australia general manager's first job is appointing Glory's new chief executive, a position vacated by Jason Brewer in April following the salary cap scandal.

In a statement, Brown said he only accepted the position on the basis he would be free to conduct a thorough process.

“The club approached me at the end of the season and asked me if I would get involved," he said.

"I accepted, based on the condition I would have autonomy and be able to conduct a clear and transparent selection process.

“My role won’t be confined to only appointing the new CEO. I will be assessing and reviewing all aspects of the club to ensure the right protocols and processes are in place.

“After a number of meetings and discussions with club chairman Tony Sage, I am confident that the new and right path for Glory is just around the corner."

Long-time owner Sage was thrilled with the appointment of Brown, a former chief executive at AFL club Hawthorn.

“I can’t think of anyone better than Michael to be leading the charge and implementing some good corporate governance measures,” he said.

“He’ll join us for a couple of weeks, talking with our staff and getting a real feel of things and telling us where we need to be and we hope to appoint the new CEO sometime in early July."