Greg Clarke, Chairman of the Football Association has been announced as the first panellist for the iSportconnect Directors’ Club and Christmas Dinner.
The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at The Grange St Paul’s in London.
The Directors’ Club will round off a fantastic year of sport with the 2016 European Championships, Copa America Centenario and Olympic Games just some of the highlights of the global sporting calendar.
2016 also saw Greg Clarke take over from Greg Dyke as Chairman of The FA, the governing body of English football.
Clarke has a wealth of football experience, having spent the past six years as chairman of the Football League before stepping down in the summer of 2016. Part of this role included serving on the FA Council.
Prior to joining the Football League, he was on the Board and then Chairman of Leicester City – working alongside FA CEO Martin Glenn in that time. During a distinguished business career, he was CEO of Cable & Wireless and sat on the Board of Bupa.
For the past four years, he has been Chairman of the Met Office and he is also Chairman of FTSE 250 company Redefine International.
The Directors’ Club will be completed with a Christmas Dinner featuring special guest speakers.
iSportconnect Chairman Michael Cunnah: “We’re delighted to close out the year with our final Directors’ Club of the year. It should be a fantastic event we are looking forward to hearing from Greg Clarke on his first few months at the head of The FA.”
Directors’ Club events are a gathering of exclusively invited director level delegates, partaking in a BBC Question Time-style discussion with a panel of well-established executives from the sports business industry.
Followed by networking, the discussion is held without the press and follows the Chatham House Rule, allowing for an open and free flowing debate.