Peter Gilliéron

Peter Gilliéron
Peter Gilliéron ©UEFA

Nationality: Swiss
Date of birth: 5 May 1953
Executive Committee member since: 2011

Current UEFA roles
UEFA Executive Committee (member)
Fair Play and Social Responsibility Committee (chairman)
Legal Committee (deputy chairman)

• Raised in Italy, Peter Gilliéron moved to Switzerland with his family at the age of 13, where he played school football and went on to study law, earning his degree in 1978. He was first involved in football as president of Berne-based FC Minerva in the 1990s.

• An attorney at the federal department of social security, he later headed the law department at the Swiss Cheese Union, and in 1994 was elected as general secretary of the Swiss Football Association (SFV-ASF).

• Elected as president of the SFV-ASF in 2009, and as a UEFA Executive Committee member in 2011, he said: "Professional and grassroots football should develop alongside each other. The political, economic and social importance of football also needs to be better recognised in society." He was re-elected for a fourth term of office at the helm of the Swiss association in May 2015.

Previous UEFA roles
Club Licensing Committee (deputy chairman) 2013-2015
Media Committee (deputy chairman) 2011-2013
Players' Status, Transfer and Agents and Match Agents Committee (deputy chairman) 2011-2013
Stadium and Security Committee (second vice-chairman) 2009-2011
Stadium and Security Committee (member) 2004-2009
EURO 2008 SA Board (member)
Development and Assistance Committee (member) 2000-2002