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Eugenie Buckley


Eugénie Buckley is Managing Director of Suiko Consulting, a boutique agency providing specialist advice to the sports, major events and tourism industries. Eugénie’s expertise lies in strategic planning and the development of optimal and aligned governance and business structures, including participation products, elite competitions, and high performance systems. She encourages thought leadership and courageous decision making.


She has previously held CEO roles at Brisbane Roar FC, ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 and the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association. Eugénie’s background is as a sports lawyer and she has held General Manager of Legal & Business Affairs roles for the International Cricket Council and Football Federation Australia and was Head of Legal & Commercial, Rugby World Cup 2003.


Eugénie is an AFC Club Licensing Consultant and a FIFA and AFC Match Commissioner. Previously, she was a member of the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (2000 – 2008), a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where she lectured in Event Management Law and Sports Marketing Law, a Director of national and state sporting boards and an author. Eugénie is passionate about sport for development.

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