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BVIFA President named to FIFA Finance Committee

Mr Andy Bickerton, the BVI Football Association (BVIFA), has been named as a member of the FIFA Finance Committee for a 4-year term commencing January 1, 2017. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) has announced that its President, Andy Bickerton, has been named as a member of the FIFA Finance Committee for a 4-year term commencing January 1, 2017.

FIFA is the world football’s governing body and under new FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the number of Standing Committee’s was reduced from 26 to 9, in accordance with the reform package approved by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February 2016.

The Finance Committee is charged with the responsibility of overseeing FIFA’s finances.

Mr Bickerton recently retired as Managing Director at BDO Limited. His long and illustrious career in accounting has spanned the globe, including stints in Zambia and Bahamas before settling in the Virgin Islands (UK) in 1982 to make it his permanent home.

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed to this position. The responsibility of helping to oversee the finances of FIFA and to play a part in restoring its financial reputation after its recent well published financial problems fills me with both trepidation and anticipation. I am confident that my experience of building BDO and providing financial services support to the BVI community provides me with the necessary background to assist in the restoration of FIFA’s financial reputation and will also enable me to promote the interests of football in the BVI within the corridors of FIFA."       

Standing committee members have a term of office of four years and have passed a compulsory eligibility check carried out by the Review Committee, except for the Governance Committee members whose eligibility was checked by the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee.

7 Responses to “BVIFA President named to FIFA Finance Committee”

  • Yes (03/02/2017, 09:55) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats Andy!
  • jack (03/02/2017, 10:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply

    Congrats Mr. Bickerton. We know you are qualify, now it is up to you to achieve. Hopefully you can help the BVI Footballers who don't have a BVI Passport to represent the Country. The lord knows we can not depend on the deadweights like C.......and L...... to do anything for the BVI. Everything they do is for themselves.

  • Law Abiding citizen (03/02/2017, 19:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one is more deserving.
  • paul (04/02/2017, 00:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well jack if you do not no c is not a dead weight if you do not no tht C is de person pushing and doing alot of researching and pushing for alot of stuff tht goes on in tht Fa ask question .C have more infro than you guys no .look carefully and good thing happening for Bvi cause its team work .So ask and stop judge and say wat you do not no.Tht de man right hand and The fa man also Fight for every one .He love that sport to heart with out any doubt
  • JA (04/02/2017, 08:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done!!! Keep up the good work!!
  • Positivo (04/02/2017, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go Andy. Congrats!

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