Fairfax Media says Greg Swann has been appointed as the Brisbane Lions’ new chief executive.

AFL club Brisbane has reportedly appointed Greg Swann as the club’s new chief executive.

Fairfax Media reported on Thursday that Swann would be announced as Malcolm Holmes’ replacement as soon as Friday.

Swann stepped down as Carlton CEO in June after seven years in the role.

He helped bring dual Brownlow medallist Chris Judd and three-time premiership coach Mick Malthouse to the Blues, and also shored up the club’s financial position.

Before that, Swann worked alongside Collingwood president Eddie McGuire to help turn the Magpies’ fortunes around.

The Lions have been searching for a new boss since Holmes resigned in May.