Meet The Management Team
Roger Maslin started his career with the intention of being a pathologist but ended up as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Ernst & Whinney in 1985! However, his interest in chemistry and in particular alcohol persisted. First, he joined Courage and then Guinness Brewing before moving to the whiskey giant United Distillers in 1991.
During his 10 years in booze, Roger acted as Finance Controller for over a hundred markets across the globe, and as the Finance Director of United Distillers in Mexico and Managing Director of European Duty Free in Hamburg. After the announcement of the merger between Guinness and Grand Metropolitan in 1997, Roger became an Integration and Finance Director of the Duty Free Division, responsible for the integration of Diageo's Duty Free Spirits across the globe.
Roger joined Wembley Stadium as Finance Director in February 1999 and spent the first month handling the acquisition of the stadium from Wembley plc. He was instrumental in developing the business plan and the funding structure, which was underqritten by the German bank, West LB, in September 2002 and refinanced in September 2008. Roger was responsible for a number of operational areas during the redevelopment phase and was appointed Acting MD in August 2008.
Roger was confirmed as MD on 31 July 2009.
Lindsey is responsible for the organisation of all event related operations at Wembley Stadium, with responsibility for Event & Venue Management, Event Safety & Compliance, Ticketing and Special Projects.The Wembley Stadium Vision puts the Event Owners and their patrons at the forefront of Wembley’s business. With continued investment into the Stadium, the technology and customer service/experience, partnered with the continuous development of the best possible planning and delivery processes, ensures Wembley delivers the best possible experience and remains at the forefront of global stadia.Lindsey has worked at The Football Association since 1995 and, during her 17 years in the organisation, has had a range of responsibilities including overall event and ticketing management for all FA and England matches, project management of all key football events such as major tournaments, international matches, UEFA/FIFA bid co-ordination and the management of the main operational areas for all England Teams.Lindsey spent a 6 month secondment in South Africa, where she was Head of Events for the FIFA 2010 World Cup Organising Committee and responsible for the major planning and co-ordination for the non-match events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup including the FIFA World Cup Final Draw, the FIFA Congress and the Team/Medical Workshops.Lindsey led the team responsible for the hugely successful UEFA Champions League Finals, at Wembley, in 2011 and 2013, which involved the engagement and management of a wide group of stakeholders across the City of London. Following the success of UCLF 2011, Lindsey became Associate Director of Event Owner Delivery, responsible for event/venue management, ticketing and special projects, and ensuring the ongoing exceptional delivery of all events at Wembley Stadium. In January 2013, her responsibilities extended to include the Event Safety & Compliance and Security teams, which align all event related operational planning processes under a single function.
Since joining the stadium in 2013 Simon has led on all activities associated with the running of Wembley Stadium, including being in charge of the four-strong team charged with the upkeep of the iconic Wembley turf.
Prior to joining The FA Group Simon project managed the successful design, build and completion of Tottenham Hotspur’s state-of-the-art training facilities in Enfield.
Wembley Stadium is a venue known throughout the world for its class as a multi-purpose arena and in recent years Smith has overseen various technological developments, including new internal and external LED fascias and managing far reaching work to drive the stadium’s place as one of the most technologically advanced venues in Europe; in line with its 2014 partnership with telecommunications giants EE.
As part of the deal with EE, the iconic stadium arch underwent a dramatic change with the installation of LED lights which Smith and his team oversaw. It allowed the arch to light up the London skyline with the red and white of St. George, the aqua of EE and even supported the FA Group’s official charity partner Breast Cancer Care by lighting up in pink.
At the heart of the work that Smith and his team undertakes, however, is ensuring that whether England games, The FA Cup Final, Challenge Cup Final, Football League Play Offs or NFL International Series, the Wembley pitch receives a 5* rating for its playing surface.
As stadiums worldwide continue to develop and compete one of the key areas of development is environmental sustainability and Smith has led Wembley in securing ISO accreditations 14001, 18001, 9001 and 20121, setting it apart from many of its closest competitors and keeping Wembley Stadium as one of the best multi-purpose venues worldwide.
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