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JAMES KITCHING

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JAMES KITCHING

Senior Executive | Board Member | Tribunal Member

James Kitching

James Kitching is an experienced senior executive in the sports industry, specialising in governance, regulation, strategy, integrity, and education. His CV includes senior roles at FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation, board memberships in sports federations and sports technology companies, and several sports tribunal appointments.

 

James is based in Adelaide, Australia, and currently advises the global sports community on these matters through his consulting company, The FC.

 

James was previously Director of Football Regulatory at FIFA where he managed a multinational and multidisciplinary subdivision with 5 departments and approximately 60 staff, which oversaw all aspects of the FIFA football regulatory framework. James also spent 5 years at the Asian Football Confederation as Head of Sports Legal Services, where he helped modernise the sports and corporate regulatory framework, bidding processes for Asian competitions, and acted as secretariat to the AFC judicial bodies.

 

James is a regular lecturer and speaker at conferences, postgraduate and undergraduate courses, and webinars. He is available for media comment on all aspects of sport.

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CURRENT

CONSULTING AND BOARD

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

THE FC

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DEPUTY CHAIR, COMMISSION

BASKETBALL SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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MEMBER, SUPERVISORY BOARD

FIFA CLEARING HOUSE SAS

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MEMBER, BOARD

SHOOTING AUSTRALIA

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MEMBER, MANAGING BOARD

BOXING INDEPENDENT INTEGRITY UNIT

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MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD

LEAGUE.EXCHANGE

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MEMBER, EDITORIAL BOARD

LAW IN SPORT

TRIBUNAL

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ARBITRATOR

COURT OF ARBITRATION OF SPORT

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CHAIR, NATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHAMBER

FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA

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CHAIR, INDEPENDENT HEARING PANEL

BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION

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MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL PANEL

SPORT RESOLUTIONS

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MEMBER, DISCIPLINARY PANEL

TENNIS AUSTRALIA

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MEMBER, DISCIPLINARY PANEL

ESPORTS INTEGRITY COALITION

CURRENT

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Led implementation of the FIFA Clearing House

Led development of global regulatory framework for football agents

Advised and assisted clubs and leagues in more than 10 countries regarding the international transfer of players and coaches

Joint founder of Football Coaches Australia, the association representing licensed football coaches in Australia

Led introduction of the FIFA Football Tribunal

Delivered governance frameworks for new continental e-sports federation and regional football federation

Led investigations into or decided matters relating to match manipulation, corruption, doping, age fraud, passport fraud, child safeguarding, and Olympic selection

Strategic reviews of different sports organisations in several policy areas

MEDIA

MEDIA
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