John Street Becomes New Devon FA Chairman

John Street will take over from Bernard Leach as Chairman in June 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Street as our new Chairman.

John will take over the role from Bernard Leach, who has served the county fantastically in his 10 years as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

John will take over his new role from Thursday 9th June 2022, following our Annual General Meeting.

In the period leading up to when John starts his new role, we shall continue in the hands of Bernard who has kindly offered to shadow and support John in his lead time until June.

We would like to wish John the very best of luck as he leads us into our new Strategy, and thank Bernard for all of his hard work and commitment to the County.

John has worked for Exeter City Council for nearly 18 years and has been the principal advisor to the Council on governance and probity issues. Previously to this, John worked for local authorities, and has plenty of experience in planning, governance and administration of the public sector.

John has quoted - “I am delighted and feel honoured to be taking on the role of Chair of the Board of Directors of Devon FA, and look forward to working with the staff, volunteers, partners and all those who support football in Devon, to deliver the Association’s vision of enhancing lives through football in Devon.  A lot of work has already been done to change the way the Association operates, and I see part of my role is to lead that change, so that the Association is inclusive, sustainable and supportive to, and for all.  That work will immediately continue with the recruitment of further Independent Directors to the Board, who will help me deliver this transformational agenda.”

Chief Executive, Paul Morrison, commented: “John has a tough to fill the shoes left by our outgoing Chair, Bernard Leach, but his experience of working with Exeter City Council has made him a very respective person, who the Devon FA are going to really enjoy the benefit when John leads our Board in June”.