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Executive Members

Edward Smethurst – Chairman

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Edward G. Smethurst – Chairman, Palladium Associates Plc Edward is the Chairman of Palladium Associates Plc, an organisation which specialises in risk consultancy, private investigation and fraud prevention matters.  Edward is also the Managing Director of Prosperity International Sports Management Limited which specialises in managing professional athletes to include Premiership footballers and leading Olympic athletes. 

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Nick Craig

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Nick was appointed as The Football League’s first in house legal advisor in July 2001 and to date remains the only Solicitor within the company. He is responsible for providing advice on all aspects of The Football League’s operational and commercial activities. This includes not only writing the Regulations but also seeking to ensure Clubs

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Andrew Waugh

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Director 53N Andrew graduated with a degree in Construction Engineering, before qualifying as a Solicitor, to focus on the legal and commercial issues of development, construction, PFI & PPP projects. He worked in private practice for six years, in the construction and projects team of Davies Arnold Cooper then Hammond Suddards. Andrew then moved into

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Patrick Stewart

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Patrick is the Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Manchester United. Patrick started out in private practice as an IP/IT lawyer and worked with two of Scotland’s leading commercial firms. In 2001 he moved to Switzerland to take up a position as legal counsel with TEAM Marketing, a leading sports marketing agency with close

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Amber Grey

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Amber is a Business Affairs Manager at ITV Studios. She looks after the legal and business affairs aspects of ITV’s Manchester-based Entertainment and Daytime programme output, including You’ve Been Framed, University Challenge, Countdown and The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Simon Cliff

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Simon is General Counsel of Manchester City Football Club, having previously worked for a decade as a corporate finance lawyer in the City of London.

Alvin Shuttleworth

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Alvin has spent over 25 years at a senior level in the nuclear industry and is the former Company Secretary and Group Legal Director of British Nuclear Fuels plc, a post he held for some 16 years. Since leaving BNFL Alvin has established Bodieco Limited providing consultancy and advisory services relating to the nuclear industry,

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Steve McDowell

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STEVE MCDOWELL is Head of Legal Compliance at the Military Air and Information business of BAE Systems PLC based at Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire. He is a practising solicitor and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. After initially working in private practice, he went in house at Pilkington PLC before joining what was then British

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John Bleasdale

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John is Chair of the C&I Group. John was admitted in 1975.  Since then he worked three years in private practice, ten years as a prosecutor including two years as the senior special casework prosecutor for Lancashire and Cumbria, ten years as a partner in private practice specialising in the provision of legal services to

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