SGSA Board & Governance
The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is an independent public body set up under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We are overseen by a Board, appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The SGSA’s core functions are derived from the Football Spectators Act 1989, the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Act 2011 and/or undertaken under delegated powers from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Our Board Members are as follows:
- Alan Coppin (Chair)
- Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE
- Janet Johnson
- Susan Johnson OBE
- Philip Kolvin QC
- David Mackinnon
- Jil Matheson
- Jane Sawyers
The Board has a corporate responsibility for:
- ensuring that the SGSA complies with any statutory and administrative requirements for the use of public funds and does not exceed its statutory powers or delegated authority;
- ensuring that high standards of propriety and corporate governance are observed at all times;
- establishing the overall direction of the SGSA within the policy and resources framework agreed with the Secretary of State; and
- overseeing the delivery of planned results through the monitoring of performance against objectives.
Register of Interests
- Annual Report and Accounts
- Strategic Plan 2020-24
- SGSA Business Plan 2020-21
- SGSA Finances
- SGSA Decisions
- SGSA Policies and Procedures
- Business Impact Target June – December 2019
- Business Impact Target 2018-19
Inspection reports where NDPB is subject to formal inspection.
There are currently no reports of this nature.
Statistics produced in accordance with the NDPB’s requirements
The SGSA annually collates and publishes a summary of reported injuries at football grounds in England and Wales. Data is requested from all Premier League and Football League clubs plus Wembley and the Principality Stadium and includes all competitive league and cup games.