Under Andrew’s eleven year leadership, Australian entity the Ruthinium Group saw sales increase by 500% and eventually acquired its Italian parent company. It is now one of the largest global manufacturers and distributors of acrylic teeth, exporting to 70 countries. Now CEO of the Australian Football League, Andrew was instrumental in establishing programs to look after players during their careers and after retirement, and is responsible for negotiating the landmark 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of AFL players.
Andrew Demetriou is the recently retired Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League recently taking over from Wayne Jackson who held the position for 6 years. For three years prior to this he was the General Manager – Football Operations.
Andrew was appointed Managing Director of the Ruthinium Group in 1989 a position he held until his appointment as CEO of the AFL Players Association in 1998. Under Andrew’s leadership, the Ruthinium Group’s sales increased by over 500%. In 1996, the Australian entity acquired the Italian parent company and is now to the point where the Ruthinium Group has now grown to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of acrylic teeth, exporting to over 70 countries worldwide. Andrew remains a director of Ruthinium Group.
Andrew then became the CEO of the AFL Players Association. He was instrumental in establishing programs to look after players during their careers and after their retirement. Andrew was responsible for the implementation of the AFL Players' Association Retirement Fund, the Player Welfare Fund, the Education and Training Fund and many other programs. At the AFLPA, Andrew was responsible for the management of over $25 million of player funds.
Andrew also negotiated on behalf of the AFL Players a landmark 5 year Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Andrew was also appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Baxter Group, a Waste Management group that successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Andrew was appropriate for our audience and provided candid insights and inspirational leadership tips.
Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd.
"Andrew was excellent, feedback from members and attendees has been extremely positive and the event was a huge success. Our speaker brief was met and all the requirements we asked for addressed, he exceeded our expectations."
Murray Business Network