Adrian Bevington is one of football's most experienced senior executives and has held various leadership positions within the industry. Bevington currently operates as Director of Football Strategy for Football FinTech investment company, CRED Investments.
Adrian is most recognisable for 17 years as Group Communications Director and Club England Managing Director at The English Football Association, during which he was responsible for operational management of 24 England national teams.
Adrian has an outstanding network industry of contacts across federations, clubs, agents, commercial partners and broadcasters.
At The FA he was part of the executive management team, overseeing the Wembley Stadium rebuild and opening of St. George’s Park, leading on securing several lucrative commercial and broadcast deals alongside The FA Commercial Director. Bevington was also prominently involved in five World Cups and three European Championships. He was directly involved in the recruitment of current England Manager Gareth Southgate into the organisation and worked with numerous high profile Coaches and Players.
Post FA, he successfully formed his own sports and communications consultancy. The company thrived, acting as tournament advisor for the Football Association of Wales for Euro 2016, dealing with all operational aspects as the team historically reached the semi-finals. Other highlights include advising Andrea Radrizzani during the six-month period he was purchasing Leeds United and as UK communications advisor during the purchase of Portsmouth FC by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Group. As a consultant he provided senior executive leadership to owner and board of Nottingham Forest FC and Aston Villa FC.
Adrian has also worked with commercial organisations such as Pitch International LLP and Dugout and UEFA. More recently, he returned to his home town club Middlesbrough FC, where he was a part of Club Executive Management Team and Board until December 2019.