Swann will start his role almost immediately, just weeks after leaving Carlton.
Former Carlton and Collingwood chief executive Greg Swann has been appointed CEO of a third AFL club after taking up the role with the struggling Brisbane Lions.
Swann will being his role with Brisbane on August 4, just weeks after leaving Carlton.
Lions chairman Bob Sharpless said Swann’s appointment was a great result for the club.
“The board has always been committed to going through the most thorough process to find the right person for such an important role and we were unanimous in our decision that Greg was that person,” he told the club’s website.
“Greg was one of a number of candidates who interviewed and presented to the board throughout the appointment process.
“His wealth of football knowledge and previous success during his stints at both Collingwood and Carlton, including the development of the Blues’ Visy Park precinct, made Greg impossible to overlook.
“Greg presented a strong vision for the future of our footy club and his appointment also has the full support of the AFL.”
Swann faces a tough challenge at the Lions, as he will no doubt be put in charge of the task to bring down the club’s significant debt.
“We are thrilled to welcome Greg and his family to the club and have every confidence that he is, without a doubt, the right man to lead this club to success.”