Devon FA CEO Role

Chris French will move to the position of acting CEO on 1st December 2022.

Chris French will move to the position of acting CEO, as Paul Morrison begins to reduce his working hours, as he nears retirement in 2023.

Spanning over 10 years working in our Football Development Team, Chris has previously held roles as Get into Football Officer, County Development Manager and most recently Chief Operating Officer; overseeing our new business strategy and leading on Facilities and Investment.

Working for the Association for the past 12 years, Chris has supported the development of grassroots football across Devon. Working alongside the Football Foundation, Local Authorities and partners has seen the creation of Local Playing Pitch Strategies, the development of several full-sized 3G pitches and changing rooms, and improvements to grass pitches.

Over the past nine years Chris has headed up the Football Development Team in the County leading the team through the various FA National Game Strategies and supporting the company to develop and grow the game.

Chris has been involved across grassroots football in Devon through a variety of voluntary roles and currently coaches a youth team in the Devon Junior and Minor League in Plymouth.


Chris’s role as Acting CEO will start on the 1st December 2022.