On this week's episode, Sean chats with Michael Brown, CEO of the Asian Cup Local Organising Committee as part of the Sports Geek CEO series. In the lead up to Christmas some people are winding down but not Michael Brown and his team at the Asian Cup with a major football tournament on 9th January 2015 his team are working through a large to-do list before it starts.

On this Sports Geek Podcast you will learn:

  • How Michael found his way into sports business
  • His work in AFL with Hawthorn at a vital time in the club history
  • How he was lured across to work in Cricket
  • Becoming a “three-sport” star taking on role at Asian Cup
  • How you start from nothing – 4 staff at the beginning
  • How Michael helped the best he could with Phillip Hughes funeral
  • What I'm planning in 2015
Michael Brown CEO of Asian Cup LOC with Socceroos Tim Cahill and mascot Nutmeg

Resources from the podcast

Why I’m bullish on podcasting like Gary Vanyerchuk

Posts from Michael Brown and Asian Cup you may have missed

Michael Brown with Asian Cup mascot Nutmeg and inspirational Claire Falls.


Michael with his #PutYourBatsOut tribute to late Phillip Hughes


Lots of activations in host cities to get fans involved

Getting support for non Socceroos games via Adopt a Team

Asian Cup promo video


My first and last Football game

#AC2015 MediaGame - MarkBosnich, Craig Moore, Alan Davidson and.... Sean Callanan