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 former Chairman of the Australian Turf Club and Director of Surf Lifesaving Australia. He is currently the Director of Racing NSW. 

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 CEO of THE ICONIC and is a passionate, high energy, high impact female Executive with the ability to build, lead and motivate high performing teams to achieve outstanding results.
  Erica is passionate about supporting women in business and women in sport and actively mentors in this area. She is an accomplished keynote speaker on a variety of topics, whether it be leadership journey for women in business or the future of retail.  Erica comes to Sydney FC with nearly 20 years of Australian retail experience having previously been Managing Director of the Sports Division (rebel and Infinite Retail) at Super Retail Group.

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.

Director - Peter Paradise
Peter Paradise is a founder and director of the corporate law firm Paradise Charnock O’Brien. Peter is one of the most experienced
infrastructure lawyers in Australia and has handled the legal and strategic negotiation for some of the most complex and large scale projects both here and overseas. He is a former partner and Head of Projects Asia Pacific for a large global legal firm. Peter represents the club in all legal matters including representing the players at disciplinary hearings. Peter holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major) and a Master of Business Law. Peter is also passionate about sports law and the growth of football, particularly the women’s game, in Australia.