Greg Clarke in January 2018
|Chairman of the Football Association|
|Assumed office |
4 September 2016
|President||HRH The Duke of Cambridge|
|Preceded by||Greg Dyke|
|Born||27 October 1957|
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
From 1994 to 2000, Clarke worked in various businesses in the Cable & Wireless Communications group, eventually serving as CEO up to 2000. From 2002 to 2009 he was CEO of Lend Lease Corporation, an ASX 50 company headquartered in Australia. After Lend Lease, he was briefly CEO of O3b Networks, a Google-backed satellite broadband company. He has also served on the boards of BUPA in the UK and MTN in South Africa.
Nominated by the FA board in July 2016, Clarke assumed the role of chairman of the FA on 4 September 2016.
While FA chairman, Clarke had to lead the organisation's response to allegations of historical sexual abuse in football, and of racism and bullying in relation to the Mark Sampson and Eniola Aluko cases. In October 2017, Clarke announced a "fundamental" review of the FA after admitting it had "lost the trust of the public" following the Mark Sampson scandal.
In the same month, Clarke was criticised by sexual abuse victim Andy Woodward for 'humiliating' remarks Clarke made to a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing, while the Professional Footballers' Association's chief executive Gordon Taylor said the PFA might sue Clarke over suggestions Taylor had not supported Woodward with further counselling.
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