Playing to win for women: In conversation with Laura McAllister

1:15pm - 2:15pm / Monday 9th March 2020
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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Professor of Public Policy and former Wales football team captain, Laura McAllister in conversation with Professor Sue Bridgewater.

About this event:

Join us in our event to mark International Women's Day to hear from Professor Laura McAllister in conversation with Professor Sue Bridgewater. The event will be informal - please come along with questions for our speakers.

Professor Laura McAllister

Laura is Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre. She is an expert on devolution, Welsh politics and elections, public policy and leadership, gender, representation and the feminisation of politics. She was Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool Management School between 1998 and 2016.

Laura is the former Chair of Sport Wales and board member of UK Sport and current Director of Football Association of Wales Trust. In addition, she is Deputy Chair of UEFA Women’s Football Committee and member of UEFA women’s strategy working group. She is Chair of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

As a former Wales international player, Laura captained the team and has been awarded 24 caps.

Laura was Chair of the National Assembly Expert Panel on Electoral Reform in 2017. She is also a former member of Assembly Remuneration Board, Independent Panel on AMs Pay and Support, the Richard Commission on the Powers and Electoral Arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales. Laura is a Board trustee of Institute of Welsh Affairs. Laura is a columnist for Western Mail/Wales Online columnist and media commentator on politics, elections and sport.

In recognition of her extensive career and contributions, Laura has been awarded honorary degrees and fellowships from Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Met, Swansea, Swansea Trinity St David’s, South Wales universities. In addition Laura is a Fellow of Learned Society of Wales and the Royal Society of the Arts and was awarded a CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours 2016.

Professor Sue Bridgewater

Professor Sue Bridgewater is Director of Executive Education and Director of the Centre for Sports Business at University of Liverpool Management School.

After an early career in marketing with Unilever, Sue joined Warwick Business School's faculty, holding a variety of roles and working with blue chip clients including Nestle, Ford, IBM, KPMG, HSBC and Diageo before moving to University of Liverpool Management School in 2013. Alongside her broader business and management roles, Sue works with a range of sports and football organisations. Sue is Director of University of Liverpool Management School's Centre for Sports Business and teaches on the Football MBA, Thoroughbred Horseracing MBA and MSc Sports Business. Sue is author of books including: Football Brands, Football Management, Innovation in Football and International Marketing Relationships as well as a number of book chapters and journal articles. She has designed and delivered a range of executive education courses including the Diploma for professional football managers for the League Managers Association, now in its 18th year, a professional certificate programme for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar and courses for a range of Football Associations and clubs. Sue has various roles in football practice including: Head of Learning for the League Managers Association, Director of Women in Football, Associate Fellow of World Academy of Sport. She teaches on UEFA Pro Licence coaching courses, she is a member of UEFA's Research Jury and subject matter expert and author of UEFA's new Women's Football programme.