(by Lorenzo de Nobila) – The FIFA, the governing body of world football, has appointed Dave Beachy as CEO of Women’s World Cup 2023.
Beachy will formally take over his new role on June 14 and will lead the general rendition of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, along with COOs Gene Fernandez and Jane Patterson.
Originally from New Zealand, Beachy has over 15 years of experience leading high profile commercial and non-profit organizations in sports, events and tourism. Most recently, he was the CEO of Ironman Oceania. He also served as CEO of Lagardere Unlimited Oceania, 2012 World Triathlon Championships, and New Zealand Triathlon. Beachy also worked alongside the current leaders of the upcoming Women’s Rugby and Cricket World Cup when she chaired the Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
“I am honored and delighted to have the opportunity to lead the making of such an important tournament, especially at a time when there is so much worldwide interest in developing women’s sports and, more generally, in women’s liberation,” he said. beech tree; I look forward to working with both our affiliated associations and host cities to not only deliver an exceptional tournament that showcases global talent in women’s football, but leaves a lasting positive legacy for women’s sport.”
Fatima Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA, added: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the FIFA team to head up our newly established offices in Australia and New Zealand. The FIFA Women’s World Cup has gone from strength to strength with new heights on and off the field in France 2019. We look forward to continuing this growth and setting a new standard for this great tournament in 2023 with our hosts Australia and New Zealand.”
FIFA has also appointed Sky Sports News chief Brian Swanson to direct its media relations, according to a report times.