Level Playing Field is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephanie Gadd as Chief Executive. Steph joined Level Playing Field on 5 January 2015 and will be responsible for the day to day running of the organisation, managing the Level Playing Field team, liaising with our key partners as well as ensuring the access agenda is never far from the spotlight.
Steph is a seasoned sports industry professional having worked for various sporting organisations including the Kent FA, The Football Association, UEFA, LOCOG and most recently at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014. She has a wealth of experience in project management, football development and international events management as well as managing high profile campaigns such as The FA Respect programme. She is passionate about equality and inclusion in sport, an interest which dates back to her time as a Sport Science student at Loughborough University. Sport and travel play a big part in Steph’s life and she enjoys attending live sports events overseas and here in the UK.
“I am delighted to join the Level Playing Field team as the new Chief Executive. I am an avid believer in using sport to make a difference and, in partnership with the fantastic, passionate and knowledgeable team I have inherited, I look forward to developing the work of the organisation to improve access for all fans and leading Level Playing Field into a new exciting era.
Level Playing Field (LPF) Chair, Joyce Cook OBE said: “We are thrilled to have appointed Stephanie Gadd as our new Chief Executive and she joins the charity at an exciting time. We’ve made some significant progress over recent years with London 2012 setting the access standards for disabled sports fans and I am very much looking forward to working with Steph as we continue to drive that legacy forward. Our vision is clear, the nation’s sports stadiums and venues must be fit for purpose and welcoming to all spectators, in other words, they must be inclusive venues that we can all be truly proud of. Steph’s passion for disability and inclusion, motivational management style and ability to forge new partnerships will help us greatly in our continued quest to reach that goal. On behalf of everyone at LPF, a huge welcome to the team Steph – we are delighted to have you on board.”