European Leagues Administration

The European Leagues Administration is the operational arm of the Association. It is entrusted by the Board of Directors and General Assembly for implementing the strategies necessary to meet the Association’s objectives and is responsible for the European Leagues’ daily administrative and financial management.

The Administration, led by the Managing Director, is responsible for the following areas:

  • Finance and Administration
  • Member Services
  • Legal Services
  • Communication
  • Operational relations with football stakeholders and EU institutions

The European Leagues Administration performs the following services/activities:

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of decisions taken by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the President;
  • Preparation and follow-up of the work of all strategic committees, task forces and working groups;
  • Permanent liaison with  Member Leagues, football stakeholders and European institutions;
  • Coordination of all General Assembly and Board of Directors meetings;
  • Organisation and preparation of all European Leagues’ events, including conferences, seminars and workshops on various matters related to professional football;
  • Creation and management of knowledge sharing platform including benchmaking and research reports;
  • Supporting strategic league business development initiatives;
  • Internal and external communication;
  • Advice to candidate Members; and
  • Implementation of other tasks assigned to it by the President and the Board of Directors.

European Leagues Staff

Jacco SWART Managing Director NED
Alberto COLOMBO Deputy General Secretary ITA
Chris GERSTLE Head of Business Development & Knowledge Centre ENG
Kevin BATARDIÈRE Football & Knowledge Centre Manager SUI
Anthony BLACKBURNE Business Development & Knowledge Centre Manager SUI
Amparo REIG Office Manager & Management Assistant ESP

External Consultant

Consultant Data Solutions Architect IND