NYON, Switzerland, July 31, 2012 - The winds of change blowing with increasing frequency through
media and PR departments at top level in international football have
just blown through European federation UEFA.
Frenchman Alexandre Fourtoy is out as director of communications and
Englishman Rob Faulkner has left his role as head of media and corporate
PR with immediate effect.
This follows major changes in the media make-up 18 months across in
Zurich at world federation FIFA where former war correspondent Walter
Degregorio now directs the message. FIFA is currently advertising for
further staff as its continues to expand its corporate PR efforts.
Faulkner was the last of the media ‘old guard’ in the two organisations, having been with UEFA for nearly 12 years.
A formal statement from Nyon, approved by UEFA’s French president Michel Platini, said:
“Following the departure of the Director of Communications and a
restructuring of the communications activities within the organisation,
UEFA’s Head of Media and Corporate PR, Rob Faulkner, and UEFA have
mutually decided to part company.
“Rob leaves UEFA after a distinguished 11-year long career with
European football’s governing body. UEFA would like to take this
opportunity to thank him for his outstanding service to the
organisation, and wishes him every success in his future career.”