CEO – Lewes FC

Maggie Murphy

Maggie is the CEO of pioneering football club Lewes FC, a 100% fan-owned football club and the world’s first to distribute revenue equally between its male and female teams. Maggie was elected to the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship Board in July 2021. She previously held a senior global advocacy role at Transparency International, the world’s largest anti-corruption organization and human rights roles in Amnesty International and Minority Rights Group International. She became a ‘BBC Expert Woman’ in 2017. Maggie is part of the leadership team of Equal Playing Field, a non-profit organisation challenging gender barriers in sport, and in 2017 she helped organise their first Guinness World Record football match at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Maggie has lived, worked (and played football) in the UK, Germany, the French Caribbean, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. She holds a BA from Oxford University where she captained the university team, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.