One of our Board of Directors, Thura KT Win has been appointed onto The FA Board having been first appointed as a representative of the Women’s Football Conference on The FA Council in 2007.
Thura first got involved in football administration by qualifying as a referee with us in the early 1980s. Currently the Chairman of the Women’s Football Conference, Thura is a member of the FA National Game Board, FA Women’s Football Board, FA Affiliated Associations Committee, FA Judicial Panel and National Serious Case Panel, where he chairs disciplinary commissions and appeal boards. He is also a UEFA Match Delegate, FIFA Match Commissioner, and Chairman of Crawley Town Community Foundation.
Thura had previously served on The FA’s Women’s Football Committee, Business Development Committee, Sanctions and Registrations (Rules) Committee, National Game IT Committee, Football Development Committee, Inclusion Advisory Board, Race Equality Advisory Group, FA Tutor for Equality and Race Equality; and chaired FA Women’s Premier League and FA Safeguarding Review Panel.
He is an IT Consultant with over thirty years’ experience and has developed many IT systems during his career. Thura has been a Magistrate in Hampshire since 2004, where he continues to sit as a presiding justice in adult and youth courts, and was the Chairman of the Bench, responsible for around 180 magistrates. He is the Chairman of Wiltshire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight magistrates training and authorisation committee, which is responsible for around 600 magistrates in the area. Thura also has a Master of Laws degree and is an accredited Civil & Commercial and Workplace Mediator, and an Arbitrator.
Upon his return to Sussex from Hampshire, where he was a Director and Deputy Chairman of Hampshire FA over many years, Thura offered his experience and services to us. He was elected onto Sussex County FA in 2013 and then as a Board Director in 2016.
Following his appointment, Thura had this to say: “I’m delighted to have been elected to The FA Board. I’ve been involved in football at many levels for 40 years, and I’m excited to be able to bring the skills and experiences gained from my professional, personal and football involvements to the Board of the national governing body of football.
“I’m looking forward to working with my fellow FA Board members and the professional and dedicated team of staff at Wembley, led by the very capable CEO, Mark Bullingham. I’m honoured to have been given this opportunity to play a small part in helping support and shape the future of football in England.”
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