Richard Bevan

Chief Executive, League Managers Association

About Richard Bevan

Richard was appointed to the post of Chief Executive of the League Managers Association in January 2008. The LMA is the collective, representative voice of all managers, past and present, from the Premier League, the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet Leagues 1 and 2 and the FA Women's Super Leagues 1 and 2. The LMA offers a wide range of essential career development, health and wellbeing and legal services to over 450 members worldwide, whilst constantly adapting to support the needs of the modern day football manager.

Richard is a prominent character in the world of sport and business. He joined the Professional Cricketers’ Association in 1996 & became Chief Executive in 2001 to 2007, developing the profile and business of the organisation to becoming a major player in world of cricket. Richard was also a founding Director of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations. He is also a Trustee of the Team England Player Partnership & member of the Professional Players’ Federation (the umbrella body for all players’ associations including the PFA, PGA, PRA, PCA and Jockeys’ Association).

Richard Bevan, is also Chairman of The board of The Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is the newest addition to the yearly cricket calendar drawing some of the most talented cricket players to the colorful Caribbean. The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League held in Summer 2013 was a massive success with a record breaking quarter of a million people attending the matches across six countries and the action being beamed into more than 135 million homes across the globe.

Richard grew up in Shropshire and lives in Manchester with his wife Suzanne Goddard QC a Circuit Judge. He held an International Rally Driving License for six years and competed in three RAC Rallies. He played football and cricket to a high amateur standard and plays golf off a five handicap. His abiding interest is business of sport!

Richard Bevan - Chief Executive, League Managers Association

Interesting Fact

Richard played football for 12 years for the Liverpool & Shropshire Ramblers & was football coach at Concord College Shropshire from 1984 – 1987.