FMA highlights contribution of departing Chief Operating Officer, David Tyler

Football Marketing Asia (FMA) today announced that Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, David Tyler, has stepped down from his role and will re-locate back to Europe for personal reasons.

From the very start, Tyler helped build the company from scratch. His broad remit focused on the original Asian Football Confederation (AFC) bid, negotiating the agency agreement, guiding day-to-day relations with the AFC and overseeing multiple business verticals including operations, HR, legal & business affairs.

Over the coming months David will continue to support FMA as an external Strategic Advisor on certain key projects. At a day-to-day level, however, his departure is of immediate effect and all his direct reports will now report to FMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Murphy.

The FMA Board, management and staff collectively wish David the very best in his next chapter and look forward to crossing professional and personal paths with him in the future.

Murphy acknowledged David’s huge contribution to date and outlined his continued interest in the future success of the business.

“All of us at FMA and many in the broader sports industry are aware of the immense role David has played here from day one. His leadership of the AFC bid documentation project was key to us winning this prestigious mandate in the face of stiff competition and very literally laid the foundations for FMA’s (then DDMC Fortis) existence as a company.

Since then, David has been pivotal to the set-up and day-to-day running of our business across a wide range of operational areas as well as providing critical professional expertise for the Board, staff and indeed me personally.

Despite moving on from his role, David remains a shareholder in Fortis Sports Ltd, which is a shareholder in FMA and therefore will no doubt be cheering-on FMA and the Asian football community from distance. I look forward to continuing working with him in a different capacity. ”



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