David Davies keynote speaker

Former Executive Director of the Football Association
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  • Communication Skills
  • Crisis Management
  • International Relationships
  • Sport as a Power for Good in Society
  • Teamwork and Motivation
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ABOUT SPEAKER

David Davies OBE (born 1948) was an Executive Director of the the Football Association. He previously worked as sports correspondent for BBC Midlands Today as well as presenter from 1988 until 1994, and also appeared on BBC North West Tonight previously.

He started on BBC Wales Today in 1971. He became the BBC’s political correspondent in 1983 and education correspondent in 1986. From television, he moved to the FA as its spokesman in 1994. He was acting chief executive of the FA in December 1998, when Graham Kelly resigned; he then became executive director in December 2003. He later had further spells as acting chief executive of the FA after the departures of Adam Crozier and then Mark Palios.

He was appointed an OBE in the New Year’s Honours December 2006. David has recently resurrected his broadcasting skills by standing in occasionally on the Radio Five Live Sunday morning show Sportsweek.

In 2006 Davies was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to sport. He is also a Royal Television Society Member and Council Member for the University of Birmingham.

In 2014, he became a trustee for CAFE, which campaigns across Europe for disability awareness, and the best access to sport for disabled people.


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