The Oceania Football Confederation is delighted to announce the return of Frederic Guillemont to the Confederation and the region.
Guillemont, who first joined the Confederation in 2001, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will work from the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.
OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas said it is great to have someone of Guillemont’s calibre and passion for football returning to Oceania.
“A lot has changed at OFC since Fred was first here. We have expanded from an office of four-people to a much larger team encompassing a great number of activities and competitions,” Nicolas said.
Guillemont spent a year working in Scotland after leaving OFC in, before going on to spend seven years at FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
During his time there Guillemont oversaw the implementation of the former FIFA Performance programme across various FIFA’s Member Associations, including in the Pacific. He was also a key contributor to the development of the new FIFA FORWARD programme and its compliance framework.
“The knowledge and experience that Fred is bringing back to our region is immense,” Nicholas said.
“We are also very fortunate that Fred has kept up to speed with everything which has been happening in Oceania during his time away as it makes the transition a lot easier for all of us.”
“He is well-equipped and well-prepared to get straight into the thick of it.”
Guillemont, who has extensive football management, has launched straight into his new role upon his return to New Zealand.
“From my work with other Member Associations and Confederations during my time at FIFA I can safely say that OFC is keeping pace, if not exceeding, in many areas,” Guillemont said.
“I am very pleased to be back among old colleagues, and new, working together for the betterment of football.”