The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Appoints Chief Inspector

Ken Scott, Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) Chief Inspector

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), the Government’s expert body on spectator safety at sports grounds, has appointed Ken Scott as Chief Inspector. The new role reporting to the Chief Executive, is at the heart of delivering the organisation's ambitious new strategy.

Ken Scott will lead and manage the organisation's team of expert inspectors. He will work with the Chief Executive to fulfil the organisation’s valuable statutory responsibility in football and share expertise with other sports and countries to ensure all spectators can watch live sport in safety.

Ken has been at the SGSA for 3 years as an inspector and prior to this held a number of positions with Sunderland City Council, including Chair of the Sunderland Stadium of Light Safety Advisory Group. Ken played a key part in the relocation of the club from its former home at Roker Park to its current location at the Stadium of Light.

Karen Eyre-White, Chief Executive, SGSA said, "I am delighted to appoint Ken Scott as Chief Inspector. Ken's strong leadership skills allied with his expertise in safety at sports grounds will be a huge asset to the organisation in this role. His appointment is an important milestone as we progress our ambitious new strategy to become the world's leading authority on sports grounds safety."

Ken Scott said “I am delighted to take on this new role at the SGSA and look forward contributing to the delivery of the new strategy. I am fortunate to have a strong team of experienced inspectors who continue to provide valuable trusted advice and guidance to sports grounds here and around the world. I look forward to working with our stakeholders in the coming months as we strive to ensure safe and enjoyable experiences at sports grounds for all.”