BOB BREEN

BREEN ASSCOIATES

DIRECTOR

Bob Breen currently provides advice on new stadia design and build, sports facility design, artificial and natural grass sports pitch installations and grounds criteria compliance. He has wide experience of working with FIFA, UEFA, the English FA, Sport England, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), the English Football League, the National League and the Football Foundation.

FAI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As Director of Facilities and Club Licensing at the FAI, he worked closely with the DAST, (now the DTTAS), as a member of the FAI Executive Management Team, he worked on the development of the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin. He also worked alongside the IRFU and oversaw the conversion of the GAA’s Croke Park Stadium to meet FIFA World Cup and UEFA Championship international stadium competition regulations while the Aviva Stadium was under construction. A past director of ILAM Ireland.

FOOTBALL

PLAYER / COACH / CHAIRMAN

Bob has had a remarkable and ongoing relationship with football from a very young age. Together with his father he set up a highly successful junior football club in Slough with more than 150 playing members. He was a rated striker with a powerful left foot and legend has it he kept Peter Osgood out of the County team! As a Coach he developed a rich seam of talent that brought him to the attention of Arsenal FC where he became a talent scout. He went on to manage Walton & Hersham, Egham Town and Maidenhead Utd before swapping the tracksuit for a lounge suit and entering the Boardroom. He has been involved as a CEO with clubs including Oxford City, Slough Town, Waterford United and Bohemians and has been Chairman of Beaconsfield FC and Burnham FC. Through his effort and contribution each of these clubs have benefitted from success on and off the field. His passion for football means personal and professional careers are intertwined. The great benefit of this is a deep appreciation and understanding of football, the people and the business from bottom to top.

SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL

ADVISOR

A leading specialist consultant in the Sports Facilities and Education sectors providing project management and facility development advice to local authorities, schools, colleges, NGB’s, leagues and sports clubs. An experienced Executive Administrator with a proven, successful record and an in-depth understanding of the sports and leisure industry.

SKY SPORTS

ADVISOR

Bob has a great ability to lead and co-ordinate teams to deliver consistent performance against targets in a deadline sensitive environment. Huge experience crossing the divide between Dressing room and Boardroom. An experienced communicator from grassroots to Government. Design and provision of policy delivered through workshops on administration, personnel, financial criteria, compliance and good governance.

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