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Premier League appoints Equality Advisor to its Board

29 Jul 2020
Paul Cleal

Paul Cleal will provide independent advice on anti-discrimination policy, programmes and BAME progression within the League and its Clubs

The Premier League has appointed Paul Cleal as Equality Advisor to the Premier League Board. 

He will provide independent advice on anti-discrimination policy, programmes and BAME progression within the Premier League and its Clubs, which will help to build on the work already being undertaken in these important areas.

Paul was made an OBE in the 2020 New Year Honours list for his work in promoting diversity and inclusion and has been a member of the League’s Equality Standard Panel since October 2017. 

A specialist in corporate finance, consulting and human resources, he has 30 years’ experience in private and public sectors, including as a partner and board member at PWC UK and Africa. 

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive said: "We are delighted to have Paul join as Equality Advisor to the Premier League Board as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in an area he is hugely respected for.

"We have a longstanding commitment to diversity and anti-discrimination and we want to ensure we have strong policies and programmes in place which Paul will help us further develop."

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