Peter Lee OBE
Peter Lee OBE is Chair of the Board of Trustees and was formerly the Chief Executive of the Football Foundation and the Football Stadia Improvement Fund Ltd.
The Foundation is a partnership between Government, the Football Association and the Premier League and is the biggest sports charity in the UK.
The Foundation and the FSIF provide grant aid for grass roots facilities in parks and schools, community and education projects and safety and improvement work.
Peter was Chief Executive of the Football Trust and the Sports Grounds Initiative from 1990 until the Football Foundation was set up in July 2000.
Before that he spent 25 years in the Civil Service, mostly in the Department of the Environment. His service included tours of duty in Ministers’ offices and the Sports Directorate.
His departmental brief on football included chairing the Council of Europe’s Standing Committee on Spectator Violence. Peter is an independent member of the Board of the Institute of Groundmanship.
He was appointed OBE in 2006.