Term expires March 2022

Hon John Olsen AO joined the Board of the Adelaide Football Club in 2020 as Chairman.  John is a former Premier of South Australia who has a wealth of experience in South Australian Football as Chair of the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and Chairman of the SANFL. 

John was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the South Australian Parliament.

Current positions

  • Deputy Chair Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority
  • Chairman, American Australian Association
  • President, Federal Liberal Party
  • Chairman, Perth USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia
  • Director, United States Studies Centre, The University of Sydney 

Past positions

  • Consul-General to Los Angeles and New York, USA (2002-2009)
  • Premier of South Australia (1996-2001)
  • President of the Liberal Party SA Division (1976-1979 and 2017-2020)
  • Former Chairman of the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (2014-2018)
  • Chairman of the South Australian National Football League (2010-2020)