Accountant scores top job at FA

Alex Horne has been appointed general secretary of the Football Association.

Chartered accountant Horne, who has been serving as acting chief executive,
joined the FA in 2003 as finance director after serving with PwC.

“The board has been greatly impressed by the work that Alex Horne has done in
his seven years at The FA,” said acting chairman Roger Burden.

“I have enjoyed my seven years in various roles with The FA and am looking
forward to this exciting challenge,” said Horne.

Horne replaces chief executive Ian Watmore, a former boss at Accenture.

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