Past Chairman

John Newsham

John Newsham stood down from National but will remain North West Regional Chair at the AGM on March 21st 2013. He handed over the Chair to Sharon Cicco from Arsenal.

He is a keen football fan and a former local referee but also enjoys a day’s fishing.

John began his spectator safety career at Ewood Park back in the 1988/9 season as a steward and worked his way through the ranks to become the stadium safety manager at his beloved club.

He is devoted to the FSOA’s development and became the North West Regional chairman back in 2002. Since that date John was an active member of our National Executive Committee, now known as the Board. Members elected John to the ultimate role of National Chairman at the March 2011 Annual General meeting. John’s vision was to drive the organisation forward, to see the FSOA reorcognised at all levels of the game and improve the integrity of all Safety Officers.

Amongst his many qualifications and attributes, John holds a Diploma in Safety Management and a Diploma in Environmental Management. He also is a qualified close protection officer. He is a member of MIIRSM and since July 2012 has been Business Development and Membership Manager for the FSOA. John also has his own Risk Mnagement Consultancy business.

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