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The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport reappoints Chair of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA)

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has reappointed Alan Coppin as SGSA Chair for three years from 1 April 2018


Alan Coppin is Chair of Spirit of 2012, a Trustee of The RAF Museum and a Fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust. His previous roles have included Non-Executive Directorships of Marshalls plc, Royal Air Force and of Berkeley Group plc, Chairman of The Retail People, Chief Executive Officer of both Historic Royal Palaces and Wembley plc, and a Member of the Executive Board of Compass plc. Alan has also been Chairman of the charity INCLUDE, Chairman of the NW London Training and Enterprise Council, Chairman of The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, a Member of the Advisory Forum of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, Chairman of Redstone plc, a non-executive Director of both Carillion plc and Metroline plc, and a senior management consultant at KPMG.

The role is remunerated at £18,130 per annum. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Alan has declared no such political activity.

Published 17 November 2017