Middlesex FA Appoint New Chief Executive

Following the decision that current Middlesex FA Chief Executive, Peter Clayton, made to retire after 30 years in this position, the Association is delighted to announce that, after an open recruitment process, Leigh O’Connor has been appointed to succeed Peter and will assume his new post on 1st June.

Leigh has been with the Association since he left full-time education and was appointed to the staff of the Association in 2001 as an administrator in the Development team. Since then, he has had a number of roles in both football administration and development, most recently as Senior Football Development Officer and Deputy CEO.

Peter Clayton commented:

“I was delighted to learn that Leigh will be succeeding me as CEO after I step down on 31st May. I know that his vast experience in football and passion for the game in Middlesex, together with his many contacts and partnerships that he has established in clubs and leagues will stand him in very good stead in his new role.”

Speaking about his appointment, Leigh O'Connor said:

“I am truly delighted and very honoured to have been entrusted with the very important role of CEO of what is already a very successful, progressive and effective County Football Association delivering positive outcomes to take football in Middlesex forward. With the exciting development of our new Headquarters and facilities at Rectory Park which is due to be up and running early in 2018, these are exciting times ahead and I am very pleased to have been given the task of leading the organisation into this new phase.”

Association Chairman, John Taylor added:

“I am very pleased that we have been able to appoint Leigh as our new Chief Executive.  I have been impressed with Leigh's depth of knowledge, particularly with respect to football in Middlesex. Peter will be a hard act to follow, but I am sure Leigh has all of the qualities to lead the Association in an exciting new era."

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