Kick It Out appoint Tony Burnett as their new chief executive

Kick It Out appoint Tony Burnett as new CEO with ex-West Midlands Law enforcement range and inclusion expert changing Roisin Wood who stood down very last yr

  • Tony Burnett has been appointed as Kick It Out’s new main executive¬†
  • Ex-West Midlands Law enforcement range and inclusion expert will commence future thirty day period
  • Burnett will exchange Roisin Wood, who stood down from the position in October
  • He played football at semi-skilled amount, and has a UEFA B coaching licence¬†

Variety and inclusion expert Tony Burnett will become Kick It Out’s new main government from the commence of future thirty day period, the anti-discrimination group has announced.

Burnett joins Kick It Out from West Midlands Law enforcement, where he served as the force’s assistant director for range and inclusion.

He replaces Roisin Wood, who stood down in October very last yr.

Tony Burnett has been appointed as the new CEO of anti-discrimination group Kick It Out

Tony Burnett has been appointed as the new CEO of anti-discrimination group Kick It Out

Burnett said: ‘As an avid football supporter, I have been mindful of the do the job of Kick It Out for a extensive time now and have always been passionate about the trigger they stand for.

‘Football really should be a recreation where everyone feels they belong, and we must keep on to do the job hard to make that a fact. I am actually seeking ahead to finding commenced and aiding to guide this organisation ahead about the coming years.’

Burnett played football at semi-skilled and newbie amount, and has a UEFA B coaching licence.

Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari added: ‘We are certainly delighted that Tony has agreed to become our new CEO. Tony provides a vital blend of practical experience from the pitch and from the boardroom.

The anti-discrimination group announced on Tuesday that Burnett, a former diversity and inclusion specialist for the West Midlands Police, will start the role from the start of next month

The anti-discrimination group announced on Tuesday that Burnett, a former range and inclusion expert for the West Midlands Law enforcement, will commence the position from the commence of future thirty day period

‘Tony’s practical experience as a young player and as a mentor will resonate with quite a few of the men and women we stand for. He has professional what they are suffering from. His observe report of driving modify as a range and inclusion skilled, demonstrates that he can translate that practical experience into significant modify.

‘I am seeking ahead to doing work with Tony, providing our new tactic and being a galvanising force for inclusive modify in football.’

Previously this thirty day period Kick It Out announced a three-yr partnership with Sky Sports activities which will see the broadcaster offer £3million value of assist.

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