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Date of birth: 27 October 1957
FIFA vice-president since: 2019
Greg Clarke was elected to the FIFA vice-president position reserved for the four British associations (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) at the Ordinary UEFA Congress in Rome in February 2019.
Chairman of the English Football Association since August 2016, Clarke had previously spent six years as chairman of the English Football League, in which capacity he served on the FA Council. Prior to joining the Football League, he was a board member and then chairman of Leicester City FC.
Clarke has played a part in various initiatives seeking to use the power of football to deliver social change, including acting as an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s official charity partner, and leading the football community’s fundraising initiative to support survivors of the 2017 Grenfell Tower residential tower block disaster in London, in partnership with Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC. During a distinguished business career, he was CEO of Cable & Wireless, and sat on the board of the Bupa health group. He was also chairman of the Met Office UK national weather service for four years.