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Adrian Bevington

Director of Football Strategy

CRED Investments

London, UK

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Adrian Bevington’s Biography

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.

Adrian Bevington’s Newsfeed

The Northern Echo
Hartlepool United appoint Adrian Bevington on Board of Directors

Adrian Bevington has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of League Two football club, Hartlepool United.

MSN
5 Celtic Candidates for Dom McKay's Replacement

Gavin Berry suggests the following 5 candidates could be considered as suitable for the vacant role of Celtic Chief Executive: Paul Barber, Ramon Vega, Susan Whelan, Ross Desmond and Adrian Bevington.

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Adrian Bevington’s Background

CRED Investments
Director of Football Strategy
Nov 2020 - Present
London, UK
Adrian works with players and clubs across the European football industry for CRED Investments, a Football FinTech Investment company.
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Bevington Sport
Founder
Feb 2020 - Present
Stockton-on-Tees, UK
Consultant to Fourth Wall Creative, new business introductions, advisor to prospective club purchasers, strategic advice to football agents.
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Current Board Positions

Hartlepool United
Non-Executive Director
Sep 2021 - Present
Hartlepool, UK
Adrian will be active mainly in an advisory capacity including working on re-establishing the academy and recruitment systems while utilising his network and contacts to assist the stadium development plans.
North Riding County Football Association
Independent Director
Aug 2019 - Present
Stokesley, UK
Acting as the governing body of football in North Riding, Yorkshire, The North Riding County Football Association oversees cup competitions and provides support with matters including finance and health and safety. Its headquarters are located in the town of Stokesley, seven miles south of Middlesbrough.

Philanthropy

Sporting Memories Network
Patron
Mar 2015 - Present
London, UK
Sporting Memories Network coordinates a variety of projects that aim to enrich the lives of older people. Founded in 2011, the charity implements the use of sports images and memorabilia, allowing individuals to reminisce about significant sporting moments and in the process, improve their mental health and physical wellbeing.
NSPCC
Sport Board
May 2016 - Present
London, UK
Working to combat child abuse, the NSPCC is an independent charity that has remained committed to such a crucial cause for over 100 years and in doing so, proudly leads the way as the UK's top such organisation. 90% of its funding originates from supporters and every single penny donated allows the charity to reach as many children in need as possible.

Media

Sky Sports
Media Appearance - "Bevington: UEFA made right decision"
Mar 2020
London, UK
Adrian speaks out on the coronavirus pandemic and expresses his support for UEFA in how they have dealt with the issues that have arisen.

Publications

From Doom to Boom: Most Dramatic Decade in the Life of Middlesbrough FC
Co-Author
Nov 1996
Middlesbrough, UK
As a born and raised supporter, having also worked for his beloved "Boro" in official capacities, there could be nobody more suitable to document an unsettling period during 1986 that saw Middlesbrough sink into liquidation. Adrian combines with co-author, Dave Allan, and together, with the help of former players and managers, they chart the club's revival.

Adrian Bevington’s Education

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Kirby College FE
BTEC Diploma in Public Administration
1989 - 1991

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