The power of sport to influence society

5th October 2022, 6:00 pm




Richard Bevan OBE

Chief Executive, League Managers Association

I am absolutely delighted to welcome back Richard Bevan, one of the most influential men in sport and football in particular.  Richard addressed TLC in June 2020 on the subject of “WHERE DOES LEADERSHIP COME FROM IN UNCERTAIN TIMES ?‘ and as a reminder a few years ago TLC members and guests enjoyed a tremendous weekend at the home of English football at St Georges Park.  Now Richard will turn his considerable experience in these challenging times to ‘The power of sport to influence society.

 Richard was appointed to the post of Chief Executive of the League Managers Association in January 2008. He is prominent in the world of sport and business. He joined the Professional Cricketers’ Association in 1996 and became Chief Executive in 2001 to 2007, developing the profile and business of the organisation to becoming a major player in the world of cricket. Richard was also a founding Director of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations. He is also a Trustee of the Team England Player Partnership & member of the Professional Players’ Federation (the umbrella body for all players’ associations including the PFA, PGA, PRA, PCA and Jockeys’ Association) and in addition Trustee of the Team England Partnership (Cricket)

Richard is also Chairman of The board of The Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a vital addition to the yearly cricket calendar drawing some of the most talented cricket players to the colourful Caribbean.  The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League held in Summer 2013 was a massive success with a record breaking quarter of a million people attending the matches across six countries and the action being beamed into more than 135 million homes across the globe.

Richard grew up in Shropshire and lives in Manchester with his wife Her Honour Judge Suzanne Goddard QC. Richard was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List in June this year.