Adrian Bevington is one of football's most experienced communications professionals and has also held various senior leadership positions within the industry.
He is presently working as a Sports and Communications Consultant. Previously, he enjoyed 17 years at The English Football Association. After a long period as Group Communications Director, Adrian was rewarded with the leadership postion of Club England Managing Director. This saw him responsible for all operational management of 24 England national teams. At The FA he was part of the executive management team, overseeing the Wembley Stadium rebuild and opening of St. George’s Park. 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.
Post FA, he successfully formed his own sports and communications consultancy, Adrian Bevington Sport & PR Ltd. 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 acting as communications advisor to Andrea Radrizzani during the six-month period he was purchasing Leeds United and similarly, performing 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.