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Who's Who

Who's Who

Board Members

Executive Chairman Nassef Sawiris
Co-Chairman Wes Edens
Dr Tony Xia
CEO and Director 
Christian Purslow

Other Members

President Emeritus Sir Doug Ellis OBE
Advisor to the Board Brian Little

Behind the Team

Sporting Director Jesus Garcia Pitarch
Head Coach Dean Smith
Assistant Head Coach Richard O'Kelly
Assistant Head Coach John Terry
Goalkeeping Coach Neil Cutler
Lead Physiotherapist Alan Smith
Club Doctor Ricky Shamji
Academy Manager Mark Harrison
Head of Education and Welfare Paul Brackwell
Head Groundsman (VP) Karl Prescott
Head Groundsman (Bodymoor Heath) Steve Harper

Management Staff

CEO and Director Christian Purslow
Club Secretary Sharon Barnhurst
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Paul Tyrrell
Chief Commercial Officer Nicola Ibbetson
Operations Director Ian Dimmock
Communications Director Tommy Jordan
Head of Legal Victoria Wilkes
Head of Facilities and Estates Troy Griffin
Interim HR Director Mel Millner
Finance Director
Ian Hopson
Head of Foundation & Community Partnerships
Guy Rippon
Head of Health & Safety Sarah Green
Head of Hospitality Laura Worsey
IT Support & Infrastructure Manager Carl Maycock
Head of Data & Insight Mark Knott
Senior Partnerships Manager Sinead Quinn
Retail Contracts Manager
Tim Perry
Head of Security Keith Wiseman
Head of Ticketing Lynne O'Reardon
Disability Access Officer Matt Norris
Senior Finance Manager (Commercial)
Jo Stringer
Senior Finance Manager (Football) John Kelly
Football Operations & Project Manager Lee Preece
HR Business Partner Lucy Ford
HR Business Partner Lisa Bailey
Payroll Manager Andrea Hanson
Head of Safeguarding & Welfare Maggie Martin
Tax & Collections Manager Mark McGuinness


Managing Editor Paul Brown
Club Journalist Dan Connor
Social Media Executive James Jeavons

Aston Villa Football Club (Club) is a member of the Premier League and is subject to its rules and regulations. As required by those regulations, the Club can confirm that the following persons have a significant interest (as that term is defined in the Premier League Regulations) in the Club:

Nassef Sawiris
Wesley Edens
Tony Xia

By @AVFCOfficial 31st March 2016