Andrew Ireland is chair of Clemenger Brisbane, and a director of Sports Australia and the Sydney Swans.
Mr Ireland was managing director and chief executive of Sydney Swans, having been appointed chief executive in September 2009 after joining the club in 2002 as general manager of football. Since 1990, Mr Ireland has been involved in the management of leading Australian sporting teams including a successful tenure as chief executive of Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions. He led the Brisbane Lions to their first premiership in 2001 as chief executive and has overseen a strong and successful football program and growth in commercial areas during his time at Sydney Swans. During both tenures as chief executive, Mr Ireland had ultimate responsibility for the AFL clubs substantial social clubs which included bars, restaurants and EGMs.
During his tenure at the Brisbane Lions, Mr Ireland was appointed by the QLD treasurer as a director of The Golden Casket Corporation, overseeing a gaming entity in a highly regulated market.