Head of Recruitment Operations

Adrian joined the club in May 2018 as the managerial lead of the Recruitment department, working closely with the First Team management, Academy and CEO.

Middlesbrough-born and a lifelong supporter of the club, Adrian has vast experience in football and extensive contacts both domestically and globally.

Adrian spent 17 years with the English FA, several as Managing Director of the England National team structure, a role which included all operational management of all men’s and women’s teams.

Elsewhere, Adrian has worked with the Welsh FA as tournament planning consultant in the year leading into Euro 2016 - a competition which saw the Wales National Team reach the semi-final stage.

He has also worked with several clubs and UEFA in various consultancy capacities during the three years prior to his appointment at Boro.

This position is a return to MFC for Adrian, who worked as part of our Communications team in the early stages of his career during the mid-1990s. He would later work as the English FA's Director of Communications for ten years.