APFCA Welcomes Appointment of Judith Griggs as Chairperson of the CRWG

31 May 2018

On the 11th May 2018, the eight members of the Congress Review Working Group (CRWG) formally submitted to FIFA the unanimous decision that they wished Judith Griggs to be the Chairperson of the CRWG and requested that FIFA undertake its eligibility check of Ms. Griggs and, subject to her passing that check, formally proceed with her appointment as CRWG Independent Chair.

On 28th May 2018, following conclusion of the FIFA eligibility check, the Chairman of the FIFA Review Committee declared Ms. Griggs eligible for the position of Chairperson of the CRWG. Furthermore, on 29th May 2018, Ms. Griggs met with representatives of the FIFA administration in Zurich and it was agreed that she would assume responsibilities as Chairperson of the CRWG as per its terms of reference with immediate effect.

She has committed to communicating next steps to all members of the CRWG in the coming days.

Commenting on the confirmation of Judith Griggs as the CRWG Independent Chairperson, APFCA Chairman and CEO and Congress Review Working Group Member Greg Griffin said, “Judith Griggs’ appointment is testament to both her capabilities and track record.   The CRWG process is all the stronger for her participation and stewardship.”  He added: “Clearly achieving consensus among the CRWG on this important matter bodes well for what the Group might achieve in delivering against the terms of reference set by FIFA.”