Campbell departs Foxtel after 14 years with the Pay TV provider including as Director of Sports & Olympic Games.
“We are sorry to see Pete Campbell leave Foxtel after almost 14 years,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Freudenstein said. “He has been a great executive and has many achievements to his credit, most notably his oversight of Foxtel’s award winning London Olympics coverage. We wish Pete well and look forward to working with him in his new role at the AFL.”
Buckley has been Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia (FFA) including during a time of growth for the A League, and held senior commercial, strategy and marketing roles with the AFL from 1999 to 2006. At the AFL he held positions responsible for managing and negotiating broadcast and media rights, strategic planning, creating the annual fixture for the Competition, managing the corporate partnerships and sponsorship program and for the brand identity and marketing function.
“Ben Buckley is one of Australia’s most experienced and highly regarded sports executives,” said Freudenstein.
“His skills, passion and relationships will be hugely valuable to Foxtel at a time when the sports rights market is becoming increasingly complex.
“Ben also knows Victoria well and has broad and deep connections there. He will be a natural leader for Foxtel’s business in the State. I am delighted he will be joining our team.”
Buckley, who was also a player with North Melbourne Football Club from 1986 to 1993 joins from June 3rd.