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The FSIF Board of Directors is made up of two representatives from the Premier League, one of whom acts as Chairman, as well as a representative from The FA.

Peter McCormick OBE
Peter McCormick OBE
Richard Scudamore
Richard Scudamore
Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall
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Chairman
Premier League Representative

Peter McCormick OBE is the Senior Partner of McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.

Peter is regarded as one of the leading sports lawyers in the UK and is ranked as such by the leading independent guides to the profession.

He has been a member of the Legal Working Party of the Premier League since 1996 and following its expansion and reorganisation, Peter was made the Chairman of the retitled Legal Advisory Group in November 2008.

Peter has conducted legal matters on behalf of Leagues, Clubs and individuals at all the major sporting Tribunals including UEFA, FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.

He is a Chairman of Sport Resolutions (UK), a national organisation offering arbitration and mediation services on sporting issues.

Peter has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. He is Chairman and Patron of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation; Chairman of War Memorials Trust and a Trustee of the Helen Feather Memorial Trust and several other Charities; a Vice President of the Outward Bound Trust; Honorary Solicitor to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; a member of the Fundraising Support Group of the Royal Horticultural Society; and solicitor to the Harrogate International Festival. He is also Chairman of Visit Harrogate, the Destination Management Organisation for business and leisure tourism in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Peter was awarded the OBE in 2000 for his services to charity. In the same year he became the Inaugural Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year and also General/Niche Practice Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Awards. In 2008 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Business at the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards.

Premier League Representative

Richard Scudamore has been a Director of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and Trustee of the Football Foundation since the very beginning in 2000. He was appointed as Chief Executive of the Premier League in November 1999 and is responsible for negotiating the League’s broadcast and commercial contracts, as well as leading in any regulatory, legal or political matters.

Before taking up his roles at the Premier League and Foundation, Richard spent two years as Chief Executive of the Football League.

Previously, Richard was a Senior Vice President of the Thomson Corporation, based in New York, responsible for their US newspaper publishing division. He also managed all advertising, sales and marketing activities for the entire company.

The FA Representative

Martin was named as The FA’s Chief Executive Officer on 6 March 2015. Prior to taking up his role at The FA, he worked as CEO at United Biscuits, a £1bn company which is home to the McVitie’s and Jacobs brands.

Martin came to prominence during his time at Walkers Snack Foods in 1992, where he increased their market share from the mid-20s to more than 60 per cent. He became company president in 1998 and ran the business till 2006, when he left to join Birdseye, which had been acquired from Unilever for £1.2bn. In 2003, he was awarded Marketing Week’s CEO of the Year, and in 2004 was voted the UK’s most influential marketer by Marketing Magazine.

An FA qualified grassroots coach, Glenn is also a former Leicester City FC non-executive Director, having sat on the Club’s Board between 2002-2006.