David Gallop to replace Morris Iemma as new chair of Venues NSW

Accor Stadium is part of Venues NSW portfolio.

Morris Iemma has resigned from his recent appointment as chair of Venues NSW due to ill health, with former NRL and Australian soccer boss David Gallop to take the role.

“The reasons for Morris’ resignation are due to a medical episode and the requirement for ongoing treatment,” Sport Minister Steve Kemper said in a statement.

“My first thoughts are with Morris and his family. On behalf of the NSW government, I wish Mr Iemma a speedy recovery.

“Out of respect for Mr Iemma and his family, I ask for their privacy to be respected so that Morris can recover and rehabilitate in peace.”

Kemper described Gallop as a “well-recognised and accomplished sports administrator”.

“David will bring valuable experience working with international organisations including FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation to the role,” he said.