Ray Whitworth


Ray Whitworth joined the Sports Grounds Safety Authority in January 2019.

Prior to joining the SGSA, Ray was Head of Operations, Security and Medical at Major League Soccer in the USA between 2014 and 2018.  During this time, he was responsible for the league programme and international events involving the Mexico national football team.  Ray was previously the Head of Security for the Football Association (FA) between 2002 and 2013, where he managed all security matters during four senior World Cups, three European Championships and multiple Under 21 and youth major championships.  Ray was a police officer for the Metropolitan Police Service, where his role included Head of the Football Intelligence Unit.  He holds a NVQ4 Safety Officer Qualification

Contact details

Email: ray.whitworth@sgsamail.org.uk

Phone: 07889 211298

Club responsibilities

  • Cambridge
  • Cheltenham Town
  • Forest Green Rovers
  • Luton Town
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Reading
  • Stevenage
  • Swindon