Peter McCormick

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Peter McCormick OBE
Born
Peter McCormick
OccupationSolicitor
Vice Chairman of the FA (2017 - 2022)
Interim chairman of the Premier League (since 2022)

Peter David Godfrey McCormick OBE (born 27 June 1952) is an English lawyer.[1] He is the Senior Partner of McCormicks Solicitors[2] of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

He was educated at Ashville College and King's College London (LLB, 1973).

He was awarded the OBE for services to charity on 1 January 2000.[3] He was awarded the Order of Mercy, in July 2016, by the League of Mercy Foundation, for outstanding voluntary service.[4]

Ranked as one of the top sports lawyers in the country, he is best known as the Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group of the Premier League[5] and Chairman of the League's Football Board.[6] In August 2015, he was unanimously elected by the 20 Premier League Clubs to be a Director of the Football Association (FA), a member of the FA Council, the FA Professional Game Board and the FA International Committee.[7] Prior to these appointments, he was Chairman of the Premier League from March 2014 to June 2015.[8]

In May 2016, he became a member of the Football Regulatory Authority (FRA) which is responsible for regulatory, disciplinary and rule-making for football played in England.[9] He was also appointed Chairman of the FA International Committee; and a member of the FA Group Remuneration Committee, the FA Council Membership and Appointments Committee.[9]

In August 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the FA Group Remuneration Committee, serving a six year term, expiring in July 2022. He remains a member of the Committee. In addition, he was made Chairman of the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme Ltd, a company providing private health care to 95% of professionals in football in this country.[10]

In July 2017, he was unanimously elected Vice Chairman of the FA, serving a five year term until July 2022.[11]

In November 2018, he was elected Chairman of the Professional Game Board of the FA.

In November 2020, he was sworn in as interim chairman of the FA replacing Greg Clarke, until a new chairman could be appointed.[12] He held the post until January 2022 when the new independent Chair took office and he continues as an FA Board Member.[13]

In January 2022, he was unanimously appointed by the 20 Premier League Clubs as interim Chairman of the Premier League.[14]

He is Chairman of Premier League Stadium Fund[15] and a Trustee of the Football Foundation.[16]

He was the inaugural Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year and Niche Practice Lawyer of the Year 2000.[17] In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Business Award at the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards.[18]

He was the inaugural Chairman of Visit Harrogate, the Destination Management Organisation for business and leisure tourism in the Harrogate district.[19] In April 2017, he was appointed a Harrogate Conference Ambassador for the Harrogate Convention Centre.[20]

He is Chairman of War Memorials Trust,[21] Chairman of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation[22] and a Trustee of the Helen Feather Memorial Trust.[23]

He is ranked as a leading expert by the Legal 500[24] and Chambers UK[25] in Sport,[26][27][28] Media and Entertainment,[29] Commercial Litigation,[30] Agriculture and Estates,[31][32] Charities and Not-for-Profit,[33] Contentious Trusts and Probate,[34] and as a Leading Individual in Yorkshire and the Humber.[35]

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  2. ^ Administrator. "Peter McCormick OBE - McCormicks Solicitors". www.mccormicks-solicitors.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ "OBE civil (K - Z)". BBC Online. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Other Notices | The Gazette". www.thegazette.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Top Premier League and F.A. appointment for Harrogate solicitor". 25 August 2015.
  6. ^ Media, Insider. "Premier League role for Yorkshire solicitor". Insider Media Ltd.
  7. ^ "Harrogate lawyer appointed to FA Board - Harrogate Advertiser". Archived from the original on 13 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Yorkshire lawyer joins Premier League board | TheBusinessDesk.com". 10 March 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Harrogate lawyer to fill five new FA roles". www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk. 2 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Three Further Chairman Posts for Yorkshire Lawyer". 22 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Top FA post for Harrogate Lawyer". 7 August 2017.
  12. ^ Association, The Football. "Clarke resigns". www.thefa.com.
  13. ^ https://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/who-we-are/structure
  14. ^ "McCormick appointed League's Interim Chair".
  15. ^ "Board / The Football Stadia Improvement Fund". Archived from the original on 13 March 2013.
  16. ^ "Our trustees | Football Foundation". footballfoundation.org.uk.
  17. ^ "Double delight for football solicitor as he finds the target in regional legal contest". Law Society Gazette. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Hundreds attend climax of our prestigious Business Awards 2008". Harrogate Advertiser. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Fresh hopes of tourism boost across district". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Ambassadors - Harrogate Convention Centre". www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk.
  21. ^ "War Memorials Trust". www.warmemorials.org. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation". Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation.
  23. ^ Administrator. "Helen Feather Memorial Trust - The Trustees". www.helenfeathertrust.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  24. ^ "The Legal 500 > McCormicks > Harrogate, ENGLAND > Lawyer profiles > Peter D G Mccormick Obe". www.legal500.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  25. ^ http://www.chambersandpartners.com/UK/person/624273/peter-mccormick[dead link]
  26. ^ "Sport in Yorkshire And The Humber | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  27. ^ "Sport in London | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  28. ^ "Sport, UK-wide, UK | Chambers Rankings". chambers.com.
  29. ^ "The Legal 500 UK 2009 > Yorkshire and the Humber > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment recommended Law firms, Lawyers". Archived from the original on 10 December 2009.
  30. ^ "Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  31. ^ "Agriculture and estates in Yorkshire And The Humber | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  32. ^ "Agriculture & Rural Affairs, York, Hull and surrounds, UK | Chambers Rankings". chambers.com.
  33. ^ "Charities and not-for-profit in Yorkshire And The Humber | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  34. ^ "Contentious trusts and probate in Yorkshire And The Humber | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide". www.legal500.com.
  35. ^ "The UK Legal 500 2015 > Yorkshire and the Humber > Regional review recommended Law firms, Lawyers". Archived from the original on 23 October 2015.