FIFA announces the appointment of the new General Manager for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Just over two years from the start of the competition, Dave Beeche has been appointed general manager of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ in Australia and New Zealand. With the help of operational directors Jane Fernandez and Jane Patterson, from June 14, he will oversee the overall organization of the flagship event in women’s football which, for the first time, will be hosted by two countries and will have 32 teams entered.
Asked about his appointment as general manager of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand ™, Dave Beeche said: “I am proud and excited to be able to oversee the organization of a competition. also important, especially considering all the attention that is currently being given to the development of women’s sport and more generally to the emancipation of women in the world. I look forward to working with the federations and the host cities, no not only to organize a high-level competition which will see the most beautiful stars in women’s football shine, but also to leave a lasting legacy for women’s sport. “
Originally from New Zealand, Dave Beeche is a seasoned Managing Director. For over 15 years, he has led leading companies and organizations in the sports, events and tourism industries in Australia and New Zealand.
The appointment marks another important step in the preparations for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ and follows the recent announcement that matches will be played in 9 host cities and 10 stadiums – a record for this competition – split into Australia and New Zealand.
In the context of his previous managerial functions and the many major sporting events he has ensured the smooth running of in Australia and New Zealand, Dave Beeche has invested heavily in encouraging the rise to the highest level of diverse and geographically distant teams. He has also worked to promote the affirmation of women leaders in the world of sport. Thus, during his tenure as General Manager of the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 ™, he worked with the current General Managers of the upcoming Women’s Rugby and Cricket World Cups. .
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura added: “We are delighted to welcome Dave Beeche to the team and to put him in charge of his recently opened offices in Australia and New Zealand. The World Cup FIFA Women is progressing edition after edition, and France 2019 has taken women’s football to a new level both on and off the pitch. We look forward to building on this momentum and writing a new chapter in history in 2023 with the host countries. “
Australia & New Zealand 2023 will be the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and will be played from July 20 to August 20, 2023. The competition will also be the first to feature 32 teams.
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