Former civil servant appointed FA chief executiveFebruary 19th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Former British civil servant Ian Watmore has been appointed as the chief executive of Football Association (FA).
Watmore will take over in June after serving the notice period at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
The Guardian reported that Watmore has a good record in industry and was a former managing director of information technology giant Accenture in England and during his tenure he developed good relations with FA chairman, David Triesman, who was a minister in the information and technology department.
Watmore is not a keen football fan but he is an Arsenal fan. He defeated former Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman for the post. Watmore’s proximity with Triesman is certainly going to help him despite the myriad complexities of the role.
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