Rick Parry

Rick Parry

Advisor to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, former CEO FA Premier League, former CEO Liverpool Football Club

Rick Parry qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Liverpool office of Arthur Young in 1979. After a brief spell in the leisure industry, he returned to the firm as a management consultant. Notable clients included the Football League and the Manchester Olympic Bid Committee. Between 1988 and 1990 Rick was seconded to direct Manchester’s bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. Upon his return, he was approached by The Football Association to advise on the creation of the new Premier League. In 1991 he became the first Chief Executive of The FA Premier League, staying there until 1997 when he was given the opportunity to take the same position at the club he had supported since birth, Liverpool FC. During Rick’s twelve years at Liverpool, the club won ten trophies, including the UEFA Champions League. Since leaving Liverpool in 2009 Rick has chaired The Sports Betting Integrity Panel for the UK Government and travelled extensively in North America and the Middle East. He has recently joined the Board of the New York Cosmos