SGSA Board and 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 Culture, Media and Sport. We are overseen by a Board, appointed by the Secretary of State for 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 Culture, Media and Sport.
Our Board Members are as follows:
- Derek Wilson (Chair)
- Martin Esom
- Janet Johnson
- Alex Lacey
- Dame Jil Matheson
- Bradley Pritchard
- Jane Sawyers QPM
- Jon Sellins
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
- Business Plan 2023-24 (PDF)
- SGSA Finances
- SGSA Decisions
- SGSA Policies and Procedures
- SGSA & DCMS Framework Document (PDF)
Business Impact Target
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.
The Regulators Code is a framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.
The code supports the Government’s better regulation agenda and is based on the recommendations in the Hampton Report. Its purpose is to promote efficient and effective approaches to regulatory inspection and enforcement which improve regulatory outcomes without imposing unnecessary burdens on business, the Third Sector and other regulated entities.
In discharging their responsibilities under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 local authorities must take into account the code’s provisions and give them due weight in developing their policies or principles or in setting standards or giving guidance.