Date of Birth: 23 August 1945
Executive Committee member since: 2000
Current UEFA roles
Executive Committee (vice-president)
FIFA Executive Committee (vice-president)
Players' Status, Transfer and Agents and Match Agents Committee (chairman)
Legal Committee (deputy chairman)
Professional Football Strategy Council (EXCO representative)
Finance Committee (member)
UEFA EURO 2012 steering group (member)
UEFA HatTrick Committee (observer)
• A lawyer by training, Geoffrey Thompson graduated from being an amateur player to refereeing and eventually took on a variety of administrative roles in his native south Yorkshire, including general manager at Doncaster Rovers FC and chairman of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Football Association.
• A member of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body from 1992 to 2002, he became chairman of the Football Association in 1999 and joined the UEFA Executive Committee a year later. While he stood down as FA chairman in 2008, he continues to play an important role with the association, where he is senior vice-president, and UEFA.
• A keen reader and classical music fan, Mr Thompson believes football is a powerful force, saying: "It's not just a game; it has enormous impact on the quality of life of many people. No other sport does that in the same way. Used properly, football can make a difference."
Previous UEFA roles
National Associations Committee (chairman) 2007-2011
Club Licensing Committee (deputy chairman) 2009-2011
HatTrick Committee (deputy chairman) 2002-2009
HatTrick Board (member) 2002-2007, vice-president 2002-2007, (deputy chairman) 2007-2009
Working Group on Competition Regulations (chairman) 2003-2007
EXCO Working Group National Associations (chairman) 2004-2007
Women's Football Committee (EXCO representative) 2000-2002
Control And Disciplinary Body (member) 1992-2000
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