Shane Harmon has been appointed deputy chief executive of the organising committee for soccer's 2015 Asian Cup to be held in Australia.
Harmon held senior positions on the organising committees for the 2003 and 2001 Rugby World Cups.
Harmon will answer to organising committee CEO Michael Brown.
The organising committee board will meet for the first time in the coming weeks.
The 16-nation Asian Cup will be held in January 2015 with matches in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the ACT.
Australia were runners-up in the 2011 tournament of Japan in Qatar.