Sydney FC Board Members

Sydney FC Chairman - Scott Barlow
Mr. Scott Barlow is the Managing Director and founder of STRADA. Scott has extensive experience in the finance sector having held positions in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuations and corporate strategy at a number of leading Australian and international companies, including AMP, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Telstra. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. In 2009, Scott was appointed Vice Chairman of the Sydney Football Club.

Director – Michael Crismale
Mr Michael Crismale rejoined the Board of Sydney FC in 2012 after he was a Foundation Shareholder, Board Member and Chief Financial Officer when the Club was launched in 2005. Michael is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in corporate and small business advice. He is Currently the Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Matrium Technologies (a leading supplier of network test solutions), Executive Chairman of Matrium Financial Services (a financial planning and advice company) and Executive Chairman of Matrium Advisory (a business planning service for small to medium sized businesses). Michael also offers a broad knowledge of sports administration as he is the Chairman of the Australian Turf Club.

Director - Han Berger
Han brings decades of global football coaching, technical and management experience that is without parallel in Australia. Berger was the youngest ever person to be Head Coach in the Dutch Eredivisie and proceeded over 637 matches during his time in charge of clubs including FC Utrecht and FC Groningen. Berger will be a director on the Board and will especially advise on all footballing matters concerning Sydney FC.

Director - Erica Berchtold
Erica Berchtold is the Rebel's Managing Director of Sports Retailing and is responsible for merchandise, marketing and retail operations across all of retail giant Super Retail Group’s sport businesses, including Rebel, Amart Sports, Workout World and Goldcross Cycles. Erica comes to Sydney FC with nearly 20 years of Australian retail experience. 

Director - John Sutton
Former Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jon Sutton joined Sydney FC in June 2019.  Sutton brings with him over 20 years experience in financial services and has extensive retail and business banking experience. Sutton departed BOQ in 2018, having been with the bank for over six years. Previously Sutton was Managing Director at Bankwest and prior to that a senior executive at Commonwealth Bank.