AFL Players’ Association chief executive Paul Marsh has announced that after an extensive recruiting process, Brett Murphy (pictured) has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Player Relations.
“Brett has brought extensive experience, knowledge and passion for football to the AFL Players’ Association since joining the organisation in 2012 in the role of Legal Counsel,” Marsh said.
“He was promoted to General Counsel of the organisation in 2015 and will continue to advocate for the rights of, and improve the workplace conditions, for all members.
“In his time at the AFLPA, Brett has worked closely with players on a number of player related issues in the industry, relating to laws of the game, CBA and disciplinary disputes.
“The Board and myself have all been impressed by the job Brett has done so far in his four years at the AFLPA and his ascension to this role is thoroughly deserved.”
Brett replaces former Carlton footballer Ian Prendergast, who left late last year to take a position as head of the NRL Players’ Association, and will commence in the role immediately.
On his appointment, Murphy said: “I’m extremely excited to be taking on this role at the AFLPA and am looking forward to continuing our work in protecting and promoting the rights and interests of all AFL players past and present.”
Listen to Brett Murphy being interviewed on SEN Radio:
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Brett Murphy has brought extensive experience, knowledge and passion for football to the AFL Players’ Association since joining the organisation in 2012 in the role of Legal Counsel.
He was subsequently promoted to General Counsel of the organisation, advocating for players’ rights and improving workplace conditions.
After studying a Bachelor Degree in Law at Monash University and an Arts degree at the University of Melbourne – where he majored in criminology – Brett worked in Melbourne for three years in the legal industry before moving to London where he worked for legal firm Hudson, as well as the London Fire Brigade as Legal Counsel.
Following three years overseas, Brett returned to Melbourne in 2009 where he undertook a brief role at the Australasian Fire & Emergency Services Authorities Council, working on the Bushfires Royal Commission.
He was then recruited to corporate law firm, Thompson Geer, where he progressed to the role of Senior Associate.