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WOMEN IN FOOTBALL appoints Jane Purdon as first CEO

Women in Football (WiF) a network of over 2,500 professional women working in and around the football industry announced the appointment of its first CEO - Jane Purdon, starting from 1 December 2018.

Jane is a qualified lawyer who has a track record at the highest level of football and sport, most recently as Head of Governance and Leadership at UK Sport and previously as Director of Governance with the Premier League and as Club Secretary with Sunderland. 

Ebru Köksal, Chair of Women in Football said: “The appointment of Jane as the first CEO of Women in Football (WiF) will be invaluable at this critical time of exponential growth in women’s football and given the momentum of the reforms with respect to gender inclusion in football globally. 

“We are sure that Jane’s vision and leadership will be of key importance in achieving our aims and in creating greater opportunities and equality for women in Football.”

Jane Purdon said: “Women in Football is an organisation I have known and worked with for many years, and one I have huge respect for. It has achieved much in its first ten years to champion and support women working in the game, and I am honoured and delighted to be joining it as we look forward to the next phase of its development and growth.”


First Published: 07-Sep-2018- 16:32

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