Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12679)           
UK only International

London FA heralds ‘progressive new era’ with diverse board selection

By Rob Gibson    10 Nov 2017
Former Charlton player Paul Mortimer is one of 10 new appointments to the board of the London FA / Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport
Our new board members’ wealth of diverse management skills, experience and backgrounds puts us in a very strong position and we’re looking forward to entering an exciting and progressive era for the LFA
– Lisa Pearce, CEO, London FA

The London Football Association (LFA) has moved towards a more representative board, with a third of its newly appointed members coming from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

In a major overhaul of its board, London’s governing body for football announced 10 new non-executive members, half of whom are female.

Earlier this year, Lisa Pearce was named the first female CEO of the LFA.

“Our new board members’ wealth of diverse management skills, experience and backgrounds puts us in a very strong position and we’re looking forward to entering an exciting and progressive era for the LFA,” Pearce said.

New board members include Kirstin Furber of BBC Worldwide, Gabby Shirley of the Youth Sport Trust, Ruth Holdaway of Women in Sport and Paul Mortimer of Kick It Out.

Pearce added: “Our governance initiative attracted overwhelming support from the sporting and business communities and as a result, we received over 65 applications for the non-executive board roles. I was extremely impressed by the calibre of applicants and we’ve strengthened our board with a group of talented and highly qualified individuals.”

The reform in the LFA’s governance adheres to Sport England and UK Sport’s Code for Sports Governance which came into effect from April 2017.

Ruth Holdaway, CEO of Women in Sport, said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to build on the great work that has already been done to engage more women and girls in the game.

“As a new board, we’re committed to good governance and to ensuring we are making football inclusive for all Londoners.”

The new LFA positions include three independent non-executive directors, six non-executive football directors and one non-executive finance and risk director.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

• Ruth Holdaway, chief executive, Women in Sport

• Kirstin Furber, people director, BBC Worldwide

• Simon Hughes, previous LFA board member and former MP for Bermondsey

Non-Executive Football Directors

• Vivienne Aiyela, chair of the Anti-Discrimination Disciplinary Panel for the FA

• Gabby Shirley, development manager, Youth Sport Trust

• Paul Mortimer, professional players engagement manager, Kick It Out

• Louise Dorling, retired academic and London FA Council Member

• Ian Wallis, previous LFA board member, chair of the Cup Competitions Committee and South East Division

• Derek Harris, previous LFA board member, vice chair of the London Youth Division, chair of the London Youth Representative team, director of Development Committee

Non-Executive Finance & Risk Director

• Alistair Morgan, engagement director at the National Audit Office.

London FA  governance  diversity  Lisa Pearce  Ruth Holdaway  Kirstin Furber  Simon Hughes  Vivienne Aiyela  Gabby Shirley  Paul Mortimer 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Membership Advisor

Legacy Leisure
Salary: £17,000 (plus OTE Bonus Scheme)
Location: Cardiff, UK

Duty Manager

Trafford Leisure
Salary: £18,500 rising to £20,200
Location: Trafford, UK

Sales Advisor

Mytime Active
Salary: Up to £16286.40 per annum
Location: Kent, England

Swim Lesson Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Uttoxeter, UK

Team leaders (Wet)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Southampton

Gymnastics /Trampolining Brand Development Manager

Trafford Leisure
Salary: Circa £22k - £25k dependant on experience
Location: Trafford, UK

Assistant General Manager - East Croydon

The Gym Group
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Surrey, England

Gym Trainer

The Gym Group
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England, UK

Area Manager

Leeds City Council
Salary: £34,106 – £37,107 per annum
Location: Leeds, UK
recruiting with sports management

Active Leeds Development Officer - Health

Leeds City Council
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Leeds, UK

Operations Director

énergie fitness
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Commercial Director

énergie fitness
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Deputy General Manager

The Climbing Hangar
Salary: £25k - £27k + 20% potential bonus based on achieving KPI's
Location: Parsons Green, London, UK

Dry Side Leisure Assistant

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.75 per hour
Location: Bath, UK

Fitness Motivators x2

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Carshalton, UK

Extreme Sport Supervisor

GLL
Salary: UP to £11,160 per annum based on 20 hours per week
Location: London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Fitness Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Bristol, UK

Commercial Marketing Director

Mytime Active
Salary: Up to £90000 per annum
Location: Kent, England, UK

Swimming Teacher

MXT Swim School
Salary: Immediate Start - Flexible Hours - Competitive Rates
Location: West Sussex, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Archway, North London

Sales & Fitness Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum plus OTE
Location: Kidlington, UK

General Assistant

Legacy Leisure
Salary: £5.60 - £7.83 per hour
Location: Nailsea, UK

Sports Centre Operations Manager

Caterham School
Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience
Location: Caterham, Surrey, UK
training with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK

Swim Manager / Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Kenilworth, UK

Chief Executive Officer

Westmorland County FA
Salary: £37,000 - £38,500
Location: Kendal, UK

MASTER Aquatic Leads – 3 roles

Everybody Sport and Recreation
Salary: £26,821- £30,152
Location: Cheshire, UK
lifeguard jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  membership consultant jobs  general manager jobs  General Assistant jobs  duty manager jobs  fitness instructor jobs  Customer Advisor jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  Attractions Crew jobs  Aqua Instructor jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: TVS Group
TVS has a broad portfolio of products, including high-performing shock pads, surfaces for sport, fitness and play, as well as highly specialised acoustic materials for noise and vibration control.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Myzone launches new features to enhance user experience for operators
Myzone, delivers a wearable and digital technology solution for the fitness industry. With the intent to amplify facility owner experiences, Myzone has released new features.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest
Company: Forestry Commission
Location: White Rocks, Hastings
Company: GVA
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

22-24 Jan 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-29 Jan 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom
29-31 Jan 2019
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
27-28 Feb 2019
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
More diary dates