The New Year brings changes to the management structure at Hertfordshire FA along with several new members of staff
The start of 2019 sees changes in the senior management structure at Hertfordshire FA, following confirmation that our previous Chief Executive Vicki Askew would not be returning at the end of her maternity leave. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Vicki for her efforts in steering the Association since taking up the role March 2016.
In addition our Operations Manager and Joint Acting CEO George Wells will also be moving on, having chosen to take a role closer to home with Middlesex FA. George has been instrumental in delivering our new facility and we are grateful for his hard work and dedication on this and countless other projects in his 4 and a half years with us.
In light of these changes we are pleased to announce that Karl Lingham will be taking on the position of Acting Chief Executive for an initial period of three months, continuing the role he shared with George last year during Vicki’s absence.
With our upgraded facility and new 3G pitch due to open for business in the next few weeks, we are also pleased to confirm that Darren Lawrence will join us temporarily as Acting Deputy Chief Executive and Operations Manager on a contract basis.
Darren had previously worked with us as County Development Manager and also at The FA in a number of senior roles.
He will support Karl over a range of activities including facility management and corporate governance. His knowledge of Hertfordshire, our clubs and leagues and the structure of Council will enable him to have an immediate impact.
Chair of the Association Brian Curtis said:
“This is an exciting time for Hertfordshire FA, with the imminent opening of our new Community Football Centre bringing a significant new dimension to our operations at the County Ground. We also understand that this will inevitably place new and different demands on our senior management team”.
“We believe that this interim structure will allow us to continue to operate effectively during this period of transition, while also allowing us the flexibility to assess the needs of the Association going forward and ensure we have the most appropriate structure to deliver for the Hertfordshire Football community in the future.”
New starters joining in 2019
The New Year has also seen several new staff appointments, with Thomas Pang and Ayrron Armstrong both joining us as Community Football Centre Managers, responsible for the day to day running of our new facility.
In addition we are also pleased to welcome Paul Musgrave as our new Football Services Administrator, replacing Gemma Smith in this role who has now moved to be part of our Coach and Referee Education team.
Paul’s primary focus will be on supporting clubs with any County Cup or disciplinary queries and helping to deliver all of our County Cup competitions throughout each season, while also assisting with club affiliation, league sanctioning and player registration.
We would like to welcome all to the Association and look forward to them helping us deliver a successful 2019 for football across the county.