Cayman to host CONCACAF leadership forum

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani will join attendees at the two-day forum.

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani is expected to join at least half a dozen presidents of member associations from across the Caribbean in the Cayman Islands for a two-day leadership forum next week.

The 11-12 March 2019 gathering will focus on financial management, transparency, conflicts of interests, strategic planning and measurement of governance systems.

On the first day, attendees are expected to focus their attention on the structure of the confederation, as well as of their own associations.

Another session is entitled ‘What do we really mean by good governance in football and what should each Executive Council have in place as a minimum?’ with a discussion about what it means to have transparency in the sport.

Since taking over as CONCACAF President in 2016, Montagliani has focused on the continued growth of key areas, such as: Good governance, successful strategic planning for competitions and commercial partnerships, investment in football development and infrastructure, as well as strong leadership.

“Through our ONE CONCACAF Vision, we are building what we must cherish as a Confederation built on human values of compassion, transparency and understanding, and not one that emphasises regionalism, which has led to intolerance and mistrust in the past.

“It is only with a united spirit that we can develop a solid foundation for sustainable growth,” he said at the Dubai International Sports Conference a few months after taking over the leadership of CONCACAF, the confederation that represents 41 member associations across North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Montagliani was entrusted with restoring a good name to the body, which is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations after the fallout of a clampdown on corruption in international football that saw the fall from grace of several major players, including Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, who served as CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President in addition to leading the Cayman Islands Football Association. Webb has not yet been sentenced since being initially arrested in 2015 for his role in the scandal.

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