is currently Chief Executive of the F.A. Premier League
, a position he has held since November 1999.
Scudamore attended Kingsfield School
, where he was Head Boy in his final year and which he left in 1977. He studied law at the University of Nottingham
and then Land Management at Reading University
, although he completed neither course. He then spent nine years at Yellow Pages
, a division of British Telecom
, progressing through sales and marketing, business planning and regional management to the position of Sales Director.
Scudamore worked for 10 years in the newspaper industry, mainly for Thomson
. He joined them as Group Advertising Director but went on to spend his last three years with the Thomson Corporation
in the US as Senior Vice President responsible for all their newspaper operations in the southern and eastern United States
FA Premier League
Scudamore was appointed CEO of the Premier League in November 1999, reputed to earn in excess of £800,000pa. Scudamore is responsible for negotiating broadcasting and sponsorship contracts worth in excess of £1.6 billion. He is also on the board of the Football Foundation
, the organisation responsible for granting £60 million per year to fund grass roots football. These roles followed a two-year period as Chief Executive of the Football League
- responsible for the other 72 professional clubs outside the......