Seeking a new Chair for the SGSA

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The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint a Chair of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority in early 2015 to succeed Paul Darling QC.

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority was established in 2011 to build on the success of the Football Licensing Authority, originally established in 1992, and the critical role it played in transforming spectator safety at football grounds over 20 years.

The SGSA is an Arms Length Body funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport, and works as an effective light touch regulator of football in England and Wales, and as an expert adviser on spectator safety to a wide range of other sports and countries.

The SGSA works with a diverse range of stakeholders to keep spectators safe and has strong relationships with the football authorities, sports governing bodies, clubs and venues, local government, industry, supporters and central government. Its ethos is to educate, advise and influence to keep spectators safe. One of the SGSA’s great strengths is its reputation for independence, which is essential to its role as a light-touch, trusted regulator. The SGSA has undergone significant transformation in recent years and is looking for a Chair who can build on its successes and continue to lead the organisation to achieve its goals in the future.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 2 February 2015.

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