Niall Quinn Confirmed as Latest Leaders in Football Speaker

July 27, 2011

The Leaders in Football conference, taking place at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5-6, have announced that Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn is the event’s latest confirmed speaker.

Quinn, a former international striker for the Republic of Ireland, will address delegates on a panel discussing the duties of football club chairmen alongside Stoke City and Bet365 owner Peter Coates.

Quinn successfully brokered a deal to buy a controlling stake in Sunderland in 2006 and under, him the club returned to the Barclays Premier League before Ellis Short completed a takeover in 2008.

Quinn has joined other high-profile speakers such as FIFA Executive Committee members Dr Michel D’Hooghe and Jim Boyce, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and Football League chairman Greg Clarke. The Football Association’s independent chairman, David Bernstein, and Jean-Luc Dehaene, chairman of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Panel, will also speak at the event.