London FA Appoints Its First Female CEO

Commenting on the appointment, George Dorling, Chairman of the London FA said;

“Lisa Pearce has a track record of over ten years experience in strategic management in sports across the public, private and third sectors. Lisa has some amazing experience on her CV – she will guarantee an exciting next chapter for the London FA with her as Chief Executive.”

Speaking about her appointment, Lisa Pearce said;

“Football has always been my passion and it was my sport from childhood. I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to the game that has given me so much, and work with the Board of the London FA to drive football participation across the capital, whilst safeguarding the national game for generations to come.”

In her current role at the governing body of sport for British tennis, Lisa has had a mirror responsibility to that she will have in her new role for football in London – the running of the game (including cup competitions), the profile of the association, and participation at all levels of the game.

This first female appointment for the London FA follows a number of other firsts for women in executive positions in football, most notably the appointment of the first female board member to the national FA in 2012 of Heather Rabbatts, as well as other senior executive appointments, such as Katrien Meire (CEO at Charlton Athletic), or Hannah Simpson (CEO, West Riding County FA).

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