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Jim Shaw

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 11.49CET
Jim Shaw
IFA president Jim Shaw @Press Eye, Belfast
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 11.49CET

Jim Shaw

Nationality: British
Date of birth: 6 March 1945
Association president since: 2010

• Having played football at school and college level, Jim Shaw obtained a degree in electronic engineering and a masters degree in systems engineering, going on to work for a major telecommunications manufacturing company for 30 years prior to spending nine years with the Northern Ireland Economic Development Agency as a business advisor.

• Having held numerous roles with local amateur side Nortel FC (he was treasurer at 30-years-old) he became chairman of the Northern Amateur League and a member of the local association council in County Antrim. Joined the Irish Football Association (IFA) council in 1989, serving as intermediate committee chairman on two occasions.

• Elected president of the IFA in November 2010, he said: "The aim going forward is to continue to develop Northern Ireland football across the three strands of international, domestic and grassroots and to have the IFA recognised as a 'best in class' medium sized Football Association within FIFA."

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