Leading Yorkshire lawyer Peter McCormick OBE has been made Chairman of the F.A. Group Remuneration Committee.
Mr McCormick is one of two Premier League members of the F.A. Board and has worked with the Premier League for more than 20 years, including in two of his current roles as Chairman of the Football Board and Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group.
He was appointed to the F.A. Remuneration Committee, which rules on remuneration for senior staff and appointments at the F.A., in May, before being made Chairman in August.
Mr McCormick, who is Senior Partner of McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, has also been made Chairman of the F.A. Premier League Medical Care Scheme Ltd, a private health insurance company which currently serves 95 per cent of professional footballers.
In addition he becomes Chairman of the F.A. Judicial Panel Monitoring Group which oversees implementation by the Regulatory Commissions and Appeal Boards of F.A. policy on hearing cases or appeals connected with disciplinary or other judicial processes of the F.A.
Mr McCormick is renowned for his expertise in Sports Law and Professional Discipline and these appointments follow others earlier in the year, including as a member of the F.A. Football Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the F.A. International Committee and member of the F.A. Committee Appointments Panel.
He has won praise in the two recently-published leading guides to the legal profession where the firm has been ranked nationally for its expertise in Sport. He is described as the “go-to lawyer in the sports sector” by the UK Legal 500 and as a “towering figure in football law” by Chambers UK, which quotes a source as saying: “He has national credibility and comes cheaper than using a London lawyer who probably isn’t as good.”