Following on from SOFIA’s first public presentations to select audiences in London yesterday, and Manchester on Wednesday, SOFIA has great pleasure in formally announcing the appointment of Dan Chapman as its first Vice Chairperson to assist Chairperson Liz Ellen and the Management Committee.
As was announced earlier this month, Liz Ellen (solicitor, Partner and Head of their Sports Group at leading Independent International law firm Mishcon de Reya) is the first chair of SOFIA. Similar to Liz, Dan is a solicitor and sports lawyer (at Leathes Prior in Norwich) and is also an active FA Registered Intermediary giving him invaluable insight into the concerns, operations and problems that may be experienced by SOFIA members, and he can use this experience in his role at SOFIA in representing and supporting the membership.On confirmation of his appointment Dan said “After working with the founding members of SOFIA over the last 9 months plus it is privilege to be asked to take on the role of vice chairperson. The opportunity to continue the work we have done collectively thus far is something I am committed to develop further as a member of the interim management committee and now vice chair at SOFIA.”
Speaking on how he sees the future role of SOFIA the new vice chairman continued by saying “I believe SOFIA has a important role to play in the football industry, and i hope that I can bring value to SOFIA in terms of both my legal and football representation experience. Working with the chair, the management committee and the members we can develop a successful organisation in supporting its members and establishing SOFIA as a valued and representative participant body in the football community.”
In addition to Liz and Dan’s appointments, SOFIA is currently finalising the appointment of the remaining members of the interim management committee. These appointments along with a team of independent and specialist advisers possessing a diverse range of knowledge and experience affecting the football industry, will ensure SOFIA and all of its members have a very effective management, support and knowledgebase available to them.
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